Super-Fly Comic of the Week March 21

Well, Fly-Hards, it’s Friday and it’s time we look at this week’s new crop and see who among them reigns supreme. Did Ms. Marvel continue from the strong first issue? (Yes) Would Sovereign be another sleeper hit from Image? (Kinda) Is the return of American Vampire the hotness? (Sorta) With all of these and more to choose from this week was a tough one, but in the end we have to go with: Daredevil #1

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Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Flash) and Chris Samnee (Shadow: Year One, The Mighty) continue their much acclaimed and sensational run on Daredevil.  After the events of last month’s issue Daredevil heads out west to San Francisco and immediately finds trouble (of course).  This issue is an excellent jumping on point for anyone who hasn’t been reading Waid’s run (and shame on them for that!) by catching the reader up quickly and then still having the room to give us a very entertaining chase through the city.  Top notch art, excellent writing, and just a joy to read, THIS is superhero comics done right.

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Super-Fly Comic of the Week March 14

Sorry for the late post here Fly-Fans, but due to multiple days of internet problems we were unable to post last week’s choice, but never fear (or maybe you should with this week’s choice!) we are here now with our pick from last week: Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 1!

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Dirk “MF” Manning (Nightmare World, Write or Wrong) and Josh Ross (Nightmare World) bring us fresh from the mythical land of Kickstarter Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 1 “Procreation of the Wicked” a collection of multiple short stories focused around the adventures of one Mr. Rhee.  This series takes place in the same universe as Manning’s other excellent series Nightmare World, but where that series told a bigger meta-plot with small and seemingly unrelated stories, Tales of Mr. Rhee focuses on the exploits of the titular character and allows him to develop over the course of this first volume.  Mr. Rhee is a fun character to root for, a foul mouthed blue-collar man on a mission to fight the monsters left over from the Apocalypse.

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READ MY LIBRARY Entry 55: The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of comic book innovator Jack Kirby’s passing.  Coming a little late to celebrate, Max nonetheless takes a blog entry to remark on the importance of Jack Kirby on the medium and several ways to honor the “King” of comics, Jack Kirby today—or even discover his art for the first time!  And where else to start your own Kirby reading list but right here at Super-Fly?!? Continue reading

Super-Fly Comic of the Week March 7

Another week has passed, fellow Fly-Hards, so that means there must be another Super-Fly Comic of the Week! This week saw several launches from Marvel with Magneto #1 and Wolverine and the X-Men #1, Dark Horse launched Greg Rucka’s Veil #1, and Afterlife with Archie took a very dark turn (which is impressive for that series!) Unfortunately, many comics enter, one comic leaves and this week the comic that took the top prize is: Moon Knight #1!

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Warren Ellis (Transmet, Thunderbolts) and Declan Shalvey (Deadpool, 28 Days Later) have brought back Marc Spector for a new series launching a “real” new #1.  Jordie Bellaire also fully deserves to be recognized for some brilliant and beautiful color choices throughout this first issue.  There have been a lot of different versions of Moon Knight over the years with differing reasons for his insanity, but this series seems to want to clean a lot of that up and give us a clear consistent Moon Knight.  There are a few simply brilliant moments here both on the art side and in the dialogue, such as a brilliant splash page of Moon Knight climbing down into a manhole and we see multiple levels of New York City Underground, or when a character questions why Moon Knight wears all white to fight crime at night, his answer is fantastic.  This was a highly anticipated new series and this first issue did not disappoint.

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Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 28

We got 99 comics, Fly-Fans, and only one can be this week’s Super-Fly Comic of the Week! There were a lot of excellent issues of monthly favorites this week from series such as Umbral, Manhattan Projects, and The Wake. This week even saw a highly anticipated #1 from Dark Horse with the release of Gail Simone’s Tomb Raider, but ultimately there could be only one. This week’s comic is: My Little Pony Friends Forever #2

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Jeremy Whitley (Princeless) and Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) follow up was actually another fun issue last month (that one from Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil), this time with a very entertaining story dealing with fan favorites the Cutie Mark Crusaders and their never ending quest to earn their cutie marks.  When Discord gets involved, you know things are going to get crazy!  Don’t fear that pesky #2 on the cover because this is a true-blue one shot (although if you DO want to read from the beginning we do have #1 in stock!)  Below is a panel from the issue and if it doesn’t sell this comic for you, nothing will.  Fly-Fans, I give you: My Little Pony: The Next Generation.
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Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 21

Ahoy Fly-Fans and welcome to another installment of Super-Fly Comic of the Week! This week was a little anemic, but never fear there were still some strong issues out there. Undertow #1 was surprisingly decent, Midas Flesh #3 continued to delight, and Punisher #2 was just as strong as the first issue. While all of those were fun in their own way, none of them stood up to the challenge of this week’s comic is: Red Sonja #7

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Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja) have been crushing it on this book ever since they took over with just the right balance of high fantasy action and comedy. We here at Super-Fly are huge fans of Gail Simone so we were naturally excited when this series was announced and she has not let us down. Issue #7 may seem like an odd one to recommend, but lucky for you this issue begins the second story arc, so if you missed out on #1 and want in now is the time! While the actual plot of this arc does look like it’s going to be a little thin, the characterization and witty banter in this comic push it over the top.

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READ MY LIBRARY Entry 54: They call this Shazam thing a Curse – But it’s Awesome!

Wrapping up a previously-unfinished entry from last year, Max writes at length about his all-time favorite super hero, the original Captain Marvel, formerly of Fawcett Comics in the Golden Age now known as Shazam and a mainstay at DC Comics.  Max recounts his personal history with the hero and discusses Shazam’s DC New 52 debut, Shazam Vol. 1: The Curse of Shazam! and why it is must-buy reading.  Plus, a look at a website that every comics fan should know about! Continue reading

Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 14

Come one come all Fly-Fans to another edition of Super-Fly Comic of the Week! With today being Valentine’s Day and all we decided that we would go ahead and not let that have any bearing on our choice for best comic this week. This week had a few really solid candidates: The Bunker #1, Superior Spider-Man #27.NOW, EGOs #2, and She-Hulk #1 all had a good shot at taking the top honor, but this week’s comic is: The Fuse #1
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Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Umbral) and Justin Greenwood (Wasteland, Resurrection) bring us another strong Image #1.  This time we have what we in the store have been jokingly calling “Law & Order: Battlestar Galactica” and that’s not terribly inaccurate.  This is a police procedural set in a city that happens to also be a space station.  Ralph Dietrich is a new transfer to “The Fuse” and immediately upon his arrival he’s thrown into his first case when a homeless woman is gunned down in public.  Along with Dietrich we also follow his new partner Klementina who, of course, is a grizzled veteran cop who has been working “The Fuse” for quite some time.  Using the police procedural format to introduce us into this interesting world actually works exceptionally well, but it does enough of it’s own thing so if you’re not a fan of Law & Order-esque shows, you’ll likely still find something to enjoy here.

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