Saturday, August 14, 2010
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.