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

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


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!


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

An Evening With Kevin Eastman!

We have been BLESSED with the opportunity to sponsor Mr Kevin Eastman‘s travels to Gem City Comic Con 2014! What this means for YOU Fly-Folks is that Saturday night 4/5, after the convention, we have the esteemed honor of a ticketed meet-and-greet event!

So, at 5:30 that day the store’s normal hours of operation WILL END! After a brief hiatus, we will reopen TO TICKET HOLDERS ONLY at 6:30 – from thence on (until about 8:30) we shall rejoice, cavort, and generally hang out with Kevin. Now, this is not a “panel” or a “signing*” – this is a straight-up hang out session!

BUT! There’s a catch: we’re only selling 50 tickets. We’re not a very big space and we’d like to keep it intimate (read: “not crowded”).

SO, when you’ve decided that this is totally your cup of tea, you’re going to want to click here:


*Purchase price does guarantee you one autograph

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