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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