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!
Max and the rest of the Super-Fly crew are back from their adventures at C2E2 2014 in Chicago!!! However, they’re a little “conned out” and worn out too! Running too close to a deadline, Max takes the easy way out yet again and dips into the unpublished RMLB archives for another “lost” entry for another Aquaman graphic novel, this time Aquaman: Time & Tide by legendary comics scribe Peter David. Get wet behind the ears and dive into this short but sweet story from the early 1990s! It’s more Aqua-history right here at the RMLB! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 60: Worn out from C2E2, it’s a Look Back at Aquaman: Time & Tide!
This week, Fly-Hards, we are breaking our usual formula. We were already to recommend a comic from this week (Daredevil #2), but then some news dropped on Multiversity and we had to change our plans (thanks Ryan Browne!) and instead we are going to recommend a graphic novel from 2013. This week’s Super-Fly comic of the week is: God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1: The Head that wouldn’t die!
Ryan Browne (Manhattan Projects, Smoke and Mirrors, Bedlam) first brought the insane world of GHA online in 2010. In 2013 he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish the print collection of the first three online volumes of the series. Today the news dropped that God Hates Astronauts will be a new ongoing monthly series coming from Image starting this August! God Hates Astronauts is always hilarious, often ridiculous, and immediately enjoyable. It’s been one of our favorites here at Super-Fly for some time, but there has never been a better time to jump on. Just remember to hang on tight, it’s a crazy ride!
As you read this update, Max and the rest of the Super-Fly crew are on their way to Chicago for C2E2 2014!!! What could they possibly be in store for? What is C2E2 all about? But waitaminute, whatever happened at C2E2 2013? We never told you did we? Yes, it’s been a long time coming, but now the story of Super-Fly at C2E2 2013 can be told at last! Find out what happened Thursday evening with the Super-Fly crew, as well as coverage and pictures from all of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and even Monday! Hopefully the amount of words and pictures helps make up for the all the delays! See what C2E2 is like to see what the Super-Fly crew might be in store for this year! What are you waiting for—ANOTHER year to go by?!? It’s the longest entry of the RMLB yet! Continue reading READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 59: Getting Ready for C2E2 2014 with Unearthed Coverage of C2E2 2013!
My fellow Fly-Hards, it has come to my attention it is once again Friday and as such it is time for us to bring you this week’s Super-Fly Comic of the Week! This week was a pretty tepid week in comics, but there were a few things to pay attention to: Batman #30 began the last arc of Zero Year, Hulk relaunched with Mark Waid still at the helm, and the Superior Spider-Man is no more. This week we return to Boom Studios with a comic written by a man many of you know more for his musical talents than his writing. This week’s Super-Fly Comic of the Week is: Translucid #1
Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars, Coheed and Cambria), Chondra Echert (Kill Audio, Key of Z), David Blayliss (Batman: The Deal) bring us a new 6 issue mini-series that is an interesting deconstruction of the Batman and Joker relationship. We have a hero (The Navigator) whose moral compass may be slipping and his ultimate nemesis (Horse) can’t have that! Along with an interesting framing device that, while not immediately obvious, does tie in very well. What if Joker really was the closest thing Batman had to a friend? What if the hero chose to save that “friend” instead of saving the day?