Saturday, June 3, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 14
Gabby! Big Words! Scrapper! Tommy! These are the names of the original Newsboy Legion, a gang of orphans on the streets of Suicide Slum who tumbled in and out of trouble until Jim Harper, the local beat cop became their guardian. He also became a superhero, The Guardian and the boys tried endlessly to prove the two were the same. In his epic return to DC, Jack Kirby took the reins of Jimmy Olsen and in those pages revived the Newsboy Legion, the sons of the original team. He added Flippa-Dippa, a black kid with a yen for scuba diving gear. These five and Jimmy teamed up to ride the Whiz Wagon into the depths of The Project and discover more secrets than you can shake a stick at. It was a grand adventure and a furious romp.