Saturday, August 14, 2010

Batman and The Human Fly



Going once again to the well of obscurity for today's entry. The Human Fly was a short lived marvel series in the 70's featuring what they called "The first real-life superhero!" In actuality the comic was a tie in to an Evel Knievel-type motorcycle stunt man who wore a costume to match his comic book counterpart. I remember seeing ads for this when I was a kid and thinking that he must be the coolest guy ever. The always excellent Bronze Age magazine, Back Issue, did a feature on the whole story behind The Human Fly, and it was very interesting. If you haven't read it, it's well worth seeking out.

3 comments:

Rick said...

Wonderful! I almost forgot of the Human Fly. I loved the comic book and the tie in with the real daredevil. Thanks for this walk down memory lane and a blast from the past.

diana green said...

Great stuff, digging out the obscure late-silver/early Bronze age heroes. Who's next, Marvel's Woodgod?
Listen, I'm not kidding about how I'd like to see the Fat Fury in one these. Here's apiece from the late lamented Dial B for Blog that might fill in some of the holes for you:
http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/104/

LEEE777 said...

I saw some stuff on YouTube - awesome!

Awesome cover too, had an old issue of Human Fly somewhere.

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