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



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


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.

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 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

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.

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

Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 7

Hey hey Fly-Fans, we are back with yet another strong week of comics to choose from for Comic of the Week! Marvel had multiple “All-New” #1’s, Greg Pak brought us Turok, and the Joker’s Daughter featured this month from DC, but only one could claim the title. This week, the winner by a comfortable margin is: Ms. Marvel #1MsMarvel1

G. Willow Wilson (Cairo, Air) and Adrian Alphona (Runaways) bring us a newcomer to the Ms. Marvel name: Kamala Khan, a sixteen year old girl of Pakistani descent whose family has strong Islamic values.  Disregard any thoughts you may have about any of those character elements being exploitative, they aren’t.  Kamala is a perfect fit for a new Marvel character, she is instantly relatable and has a very clearly defined character very early on in this first issue.  The plot may be a little on the thinner side, but this is undoubtedly meant to be a character driven issue and that’s where it shines.  The artwork is also beautiful with clear pencils and vibrant colors that allow this issue to really stand out on the shelves today.

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 53: New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes and Crusaders Legacy – Some Mighty Reading!

The Mighty Crusaders are arguably the least commercially successful super heroes ever.  They are also probably some of Max’s favorites. Thanks to Archie Comics, there are New Crusaders in town appearing first in New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes and then in New Crusaders: Legacy.  It’s a pretty mighty legacy to live up to, but these kids (and these two books) live up to their past­ mostly, but maybe not perfectly.  Believe me, in some cases that may be a good thing!  It’s a RMLB Double Header! Continue reading