READ MY LIBRARY Entry 55: The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of comic book innovator Jack Kirby’s passing.  Coming a little late to celebrate, Max nonetheless takes a blog entry to remark on the importance of Jack Kirby on the medium and several ways to honor the “King” of comics, Jack Kirby today—or even discover his art for the first time!  And where else to start your own Kirby reading list but right here at Super-Fly?!? Continue reading

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

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