Jimmy disguised himself as a magician named "Magi the Magnificent" in not one, but three stories, beginning with "Jimmy Olsen's Secret Love" in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #74.
The story begins with the sort of farfetched coincidence that tends to happen every other day in the Jimmy Olsen universe. Jimmy's stewardess girlfriend, Lucy Lane, is given an assignment by her airline's boss. She is to go on a flight in disguise, and secretly take photographs of the airline employees, to see who is doing their jobs, and who is goofing off. Naturally, in order to ride the plane without drawing attention to herself, she disguises herself as Sandra Rogers, a glamorous British movie starlet that no one has ever heard of. Because that makes perfect sense.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Olsen has received a tip that a wanted jewel thief may be flying on the same plane, and so he books a flight on the plane for himself, in order to try and catch him. Naturally, in order to ride the plane without drawing attention to himself, he dresses as Magi the Magnificent, a top hat and tuxedo-clad stage magician (that no one has ever heard of), and performs magic tricks during the flight. Because that makes perfect sense.
|Lucy thinks Magi is "fascinating" because he has an inflatable rubber chicken.|
|Jimmy and Lucy are both grinning ear-to-ear at the thought of breaking each other's hearts.|
Magi the Magnificent and Sandra Rogers returned in issue 78, for a story titled "The Return of Jimmy's Lost Love." In this issue, Lucy Lane is once again sent undercover by her airline, this time to catch a mail thief. Once again she dresses up as "Sandra Rogers." Jimmy, meanwhile, is just hanging out in the airport parking lot, and he spots her walking by. Jimmy apparently keeps costumes and disguises in the trunk of his car, so he dresses up as Magi once again, and reunites with Sandra. The two quickly rekindle their romance. But this time, both of them become overwhelmed with the guilt of cheating on their real partners (not knowing they are their real partners), as well as lying about their identities. But both think the other would be horrified to learn who they really are, so they don't dare stop lying. Jimmy even imagines Sandra screaming ,"Oh, no! No! No!!" upon learning the truth. So Jimmy decides to end it by claiming he is going "to Tibet to study ancient forbidden magic," and doesn't know if he will ever see her again. Smooth, Jimmy. Smooth.
Finally Magi and Sandra reunite once more in issue 82's "The Wedding of Magi and Sandra." The story begins with Lucy Lane so distraught about losing Magi that she starts dressing up in her Sandra costume, and just wandering aimlessly around town, heartbroken. She wanders in to a seedy section of Metropolis and almost gets mugged, but suddenly Magi appears and rescues her.
However, the next day, Jimmy starts to imagine how upset Sandra would be if she found out he was really Jimmy Olsen, and gets cold feet. So he does the only sensible thing he could do in that situation.
He fakes "Magi's" death.
|Not "Marvelous," Lucy. He's Magi the "Magnificent." Jeez, kid, get with the program.|
Smooth, Jimmy. Smooth.
Now both Jimmy and Lucy are heartbroken, longing after their nonexistent lovers. So they decide to "settle" for each other. You know, like that old classic rock song, "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with?" So Jimmy and Lucy elope. But even as they say their "I Do's" they are choking back tears, because all they can think about is Magi and Sandra. Also, I should point out that "this is not a hoax, or a dream, or an imaginary story." Lucy and Jimmy really get married in this comic.
|"I now pronounce you Mickey and Mallory Knox!"|
|Question: "Are they crazy?" Answer: "If you have to ask..."|
|Not shown in the final panel: The Justice of the Peace's naked and bound body in Jimmy and Lucy's trunk.|
BONUS! It may not be MAGI the Magnificent, but it's still pretty cool...
The Three Ghouls - Morgus the Magnificent