Super-Fly Comic of the Week January 31

Welcome back Fly-Fans! Due to some complications this past week we do not yet have this week’s comics in stock so we will be looking back to last week’s comics to find another comic of the week. Last week All-New Invaders #1 took the top spot, but this issue came in a very close second. This week’s comic is: Deadly Class #1

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Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Black Science) teams up with Wes Craig (Guardians of the Galaxy) to bring us another promising Image #1. This time a homeless teen is drafted into an elite school for trained assassins! While that sounds a lot like Five Weapons on the premise alone, this series has a much different approach. Our main character, Marcus, is fighting what may be a losing battle with depression and there’s more than one particularly powerful character moment in this issue that really hits home.

Just a reminder that tickets are still available for An Evening with Kevin Eastman. Details can be found by clicking HERE

Introducing the Super-Fly Comic of the Week!

Greetings, Fly-Fans and welcome to the new series “Super-Fly Comic of the Week!” We will be selecting our favorite comic each and every Friday and promoting it both here and in store. For this inaugural edition we decided we wanted something that would make for a great jumping on point and what better to do that than an “All-New” #1? This week it’s All-New Invaders #1!

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James Robinson (writer) and Steve Pugh (pencils) bring us a modern Golden Age comic starring the original Human Torch (Jim Hammond), Bucky Barnes (Wintersoldier), Namor, and Captain America. The Kree Empire is after a powerful artifact and this “All-New” Invaders team knows the secret to finding it. This issue does a great job of maintaining that Golden Age feel, but still finding a way to make it still feel relevant. Nothing groundbreaking here, but this is a very “Super-Fly” first issue and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Just a reminder that tickets are still available for An Evening with Kevin Eastman. Details can be found by clicking HERE

READ MY LIBRARY Entry 52: A Saturday Afternoon with Deadshot

Max takes the afternoon off to read & write about one of DC Comics’ coolest minor villains, Deadshot of Suicide Squad and Secret Six fame, after spending some time with Deadshot’s very own trade paperback collection, Deadshot Beginnings. Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY Entry 51: A Very Happy New Year of Comics!

Max emerges from obscurity to put some gas in the blog’s tank to wish everyone a Happy New Year and talk about how exciting 2014 is shaping up to be for the comics medium and how great it is to be a comic book fan right now. Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 49: The Strange and Incredible Origins of the Hulk!

Max makes good on his plan to start reading more Marvel Comics and begins with The Incredible Hulk Omnibus Vol. 1.  After reading this volume, Max learns he really didn’t know much about the Hulk’s beginnings, and probably because they are so wacky and offbeat!  See here for yourself how the Hulk started out! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 48: The RML Blog – One Year Later

BACK FOR THE NEW YEAR!  The Read My Library Blog returns from its hiatus but Max takes a break from the older entries to write a new one reflecting on writing the Read My Library project for a year (and publishing for about half a year).  Where do we go from here? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 47: Finally! The End of The Aquaman Archives Volume 1!

Believe it or not, the book that has kept Max weighed down for seemingly ages, The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 gets its final stories examined, and where appropriate, mocked. But it’s not all silly this time as Ramona Fradon’s final work on Aquaman is on display in some visually exciting stories! Go on and see it through with Super-Fly’s seasick sidekick! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 46: The New Toys Commeth!

Max continues to drag his feet with take a break from The Aquaman Archives Volume 1 (and let’s face it, do you really want non-stop Aquaman coverage?) to document geek out about some recent action figure acquisitions that have helped round out the Library of late. Join him on his merry path to toy madness, won’t we? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 45: Another look at The Walking Dead with #96

Max does a “Bonus Books” entry looking at The Walking Dead’s 96th issue.  Also, from more modern times, Max contemplates the series taking a spoiler-free look at events since issue #100, and explains why he’s losing interest in this comic series rapidly. Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 44: Aquaman Action Galore!

After being absent for a few weeks, the Read My Library blog returns in full force as Max continues to work his way through The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1.  Aquaman swims around the world in 80 hours, deals with an upstart “Aqua Queen,” gets accused of being an “Aqua Thief” and more!  Plus, an important announcement about the Read My Library Blog! Continue reading