- Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #5 contains the story "The Boy Olympics". Finding out that the Planet's rival paper, the Sentinel is on the verge of closing, Jimmy organizes the titular event to keep the Sentinel newsboys from becoming unemployed, even when Superman reminds him that it will mean his own job if he's caught. Perry White gets his own CMOH when we discover that he was also trying to help the Sentinel and was the Anonymous Benefactor who provided money for the Olympics advertising.
Healthy competition is the lifeblood of America, and brotherhood is its heart.
- In Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #17, Jimmy believes he is dying of radiation poisoning. When Superman, who has figured out the same thing, becomes upset over being unable to save him, Jimmy instantly forgets about his impending death in an effort to comfort him.
- A similar incident occurs at the end of the Conduit saga. Restrained in a deathtrap designed to be unbeatable, literally watching his life tick away on a timer overhead, Jimmy delivers a rousing plea to his super powered pal not to blame himself for failing to save him. Luckily, he had an epiphany which allowed Superman to save him — just barely.
Jimmy Olsen: Superman? It — it's okay, pal.You've saved my life so many times...I wouldn't have had the years I had if not for you! But even a hero can lose, sometimes. It — it's not your fault.
- In All-Star Superman, Jimmy's protectiveness of Superman during "The Superman/Olsen War", especially one moment after their fight. As he cradles the beaten, unconscious hero, two men approach.
Jimmy: Don't let anyone see him like this! You hear me?