(May 1965)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is still "The Adventures of the Fly", but the cover title is "Fly Man".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fly-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly-Man [Thomas Troy]; The Comet [John Dickering]; The Black Hood [Matthew Burland]; The Shield [Bill Higgins]

The Fly-Man's Partners in Peril (Table of Contents: 1)

Fly-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly-Man [Thomas Troy]; The Comet [John Dickering]; The Black Hood [Matthew Burland]; The Shield [Bill Higgins]; The Spider; Boppo the Mighty; Flipsy the Terrific; Basher the Dynamic
Synopsis
The Spider escapes from prison and vows revenge on Fly-Man. He traps Fly-Man in a gigantic, electrified claw but is then saved by the Comet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first page of the story is the same as the cover.

Battle of the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fly-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Fly-Man [Thomas Troy]; The Shield [Bill Higgins]; The Comet [John Dickering]; The Black Hood [Matthew Burland]]; Nightmare (Black Hood's robot horse); The Spider; Boppo the Mighty; Flipsy the Terrific; Basher the Dynamic
Synopsis
The Spider lures Fly-Man into 2 more death traps, but he escapes the first with the Shield's help, and the second with the Black Hood's aid. Finally he brings all the heroes together to form the Mighty Crusaders, with the idea of eliminating them all at once. But Fly-Man chases the others away just as his powers fade and the Spider pulls a gun on him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Silver Age appearence of the Shield. This is the first official use of the name "Mighty Crusaders" for the team of heroes.

The Wicked Web of the Wily Spider! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fly-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Fly-Man [Thomas Troy]; the Comet [John Dickering]; The Shield [Bill Higgins]; Black Hood [Matthew Burland]]; Nightmare (Black Hood's robot horse); The Spider
Synopsis
Just as the Spider appears triumphant, Fly-Man defeats him and the other heroes return. Fly-Man had faked his power loss and the others faked being mad at him in order to draw the Spider out. But the heroes ponder whether they should form the Mighty Crusaders for real.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Mighty Crusaders appear in Fly-Man #32-33, after which they appear as a team in Mighty Crusaders #1.

Meet The Shadow... Mighty Dark Avenger! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Shadow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fly-Man
  2. 1. The Fly-Man's Partners in Peril
    Fly-Man
  3. 2. Battle of the Super-Heroes!
    Fly-Man
  4. 3. The Wicked Web of the Wily Spider!
    Fly-Man
  5. 4. Meet The Shadow... Mighty Dark Avenger!
    The Shadow
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregg Whitmore
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