Just when you think you’re out, we pull you back in for another edition of Super-Fly Comic of the Week! We’ve been out for a few weeks, but worry not we are back with more great comics! This week saw the return of Sex Criminals after a month off, Gail Simone’s fabulous Red Sonja continued, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time is a blast. If you know us here at the store you already knew what this week’s pick was going to be. It’s a book we’ve been pretty hyped about since it was announced back at this year’s Image Expo. This week marked the launch of our Super-Fly Comic of the Week: The Wicked & The Divine #1!
Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, Journey into Mystery) and Jamie McKelvie (Young Avengers, Phonogram) reunite for a brand new series from Image. 12 gods are reborn every 90 years as pop culture idols, but they’re gone after 2 short years. Laura wants nothing more in the world than to be like the gods she loves so much and Lucifer (or Luci, sporting a glam rock Bowie design) is more than happy to make that happen. Instantly engaging with bright vibrant visuals and excellent characters (Luci steals the show big time) this first issue lived up the hype and we cannot wait for more.
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Having covered a run of things here at the RMLB, including comics he liked as a kid, Max now turns to some comics that are the foundation for his entire collection; comics he’s loved and re-read over the years multiple times since getting them. Namely, Grant Morrison’s run on JLA starting with the two books Secret Origins featuring the JLA and Justice League: Midsummer’s Nightmare the latter of which was written by Mark Waid and Fabian Nicieza prepping for Morrison’s epic JLA run. Check out coverage of these two books here as Max goes over comics he’s loved as an adult! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 65: The Comics You Love as an Adult
Reeling from a tough week with his computer currently on the fritz, Max takes time out of regular writing to dig up an old entry on the New 52 Justice League series and its first hardcover Origin. Re-telling the Justice League’s formation from the start, this time with Cyborg included, Max finds Origin to be as rewarding a read in whole as he did the first time around with the issues. Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 64: A Look Back at New 52 Justice League: Origin!
Keeping the new entries coming, Max tackles a character at his beginning who has made more than one comeback, Gold Key’s Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD! This “Tarzan of the Future” character created by Russ Manning has adventures that are classic in more than one sense of the word: they’re classic sci-fi, done in a classic style written & drawn by a classic creator! While these original comics first appeared in the mid-1960s, you can relive the excitement today thanks to Dark Horse Comics and their now complete run of Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD Archives just recently made available in trade paperback! Come one, come all to smash some robots & get the scoop! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 63: Time to Smash Robots with the ORIGINAL Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD!
Thanks to the run he did on DC’s tenure with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and his excellent Image book Morning Glories, Max has been a big fan of Nick Spencer for a while, but hasn’t read any of his Marvel work…until now! With the first trade paperback of Superior Foes of Spider-Man now available and given to him as a birthday gift, Max dives headfirst into Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber goodness to find a title in which you really don’t need Spider-Man at all to have a good time, just some dastardly no goods who are literally no good at what they do! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 62: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man!
Max visits Super-Fly Comics & Games on Free Comic Book Day a couple times throughout the day and finds it well manned and full of customers! Get a cursory report on how FCBD went at the Fly and join Max as he takes a good look at some of his purchases at the store that day, namely David Lapham’s Stray Bullets in both the Über Alles Edition collecting the entire 41 issue run of the first series and the first two issues of the new series/arc Stray Bullets Killers! Only here at superflycomics.com! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 61: Free Comic Book Day at Super-Fly and Stray Bullets!