Adventures of the Fly

    (Archie, 1959-1965)
™ and ©1960 Radio Comics, Inc.
Series continues as Fly Man after issue #31

As super-heroes regained popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the beginning of the Silver Age of Comics, the folks at Archie dusted off some of their Golden Age heroes from the 1940s and offered up new ones, like the Fly, who first appeared in The Double Life of Private Strong #1 in 1959. The Fly is secretly lawyer Thomas Troy; when the need arises, he touches his magic ring and transforms into his super-powered alter ego. Adventures of the Fly offers up fairly standard super-hero fare, but the run is notable for the work of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in the early issues.

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#1

  8/1/1959
  $0.10
  $520.00
1 copy available for $104.00
 Origin of Fly (Tommy Troy)Joe SimonJack Kirby, John Stanley

#2

  9/1/1959
  $0.10
  $195.00
1 copy available for $65.00
 Private StrongJoe SimonAl Williamson, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, John Stanley

#3

  11/1/1959
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  $140.00
1 copy available for $20.00
  Joe SimonJack Davis, Joe Simon, Bob Powell, Paul Reinman

#4

  1/1/1960
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  $89.00
No copies available
 Neal Adams’ first published artworkJoe SimonTed Galindo, Sol Brodsky, Bob Powell, Neal Adams

#5

  3/1/1960
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  $80.00
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 Origin of the Fly (Tommy Troy)Robert BernsteinBill Vigoda

#6

  5/1/1960
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  $120.00
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  Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#7

  7/1/1960
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  $70.00
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  Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta, Dan DeCarlo

#8

  9/1/1960
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  $50.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#9

  11/1/1960
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  $1,175.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#10

  1/1/1961
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  $71.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta, Marty Epp

#11

  3/1/1961
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  $91.00
1 copy available for $9.90
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#12

  5/1/1961
  $0.10
  $170.00
2 copies available from $60.00
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#13

  7/1/1961
  $0.10
  $130.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Kim Brand; Kim Brand appearance before she becomes Fly-GirlRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#14

  9/1/1961
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  $70.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Fly-Girl (Kim Brand); Origin of Fly-Girl (Kim Brand); Preview of current issue of JaguarRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#15

  10/1/1961
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  $48.00
1 copy available for $29.50
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#16

  11/1/1961
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  $52.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#17

  1/1/1962
  $0.10
  $78.00
No copies available
 Fly and Fly-Girl team-upRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#18

  3/1/1962
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  $68.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#19

  5/1/1962
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  $43.00
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 Fly-Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#20

  7/1/1962
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  $53.00
No copies available
 Origin of Fly-GirlRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#21

  9/1/1962
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  $49.00
No copies available
 Fly Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#22

  10/1/1962
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  $260.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Marv Wolfman L.O.C.; Paul Gambaccini L.O.C.Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#23

  11/1/1962
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  $45.00
3 copies available from $5.00
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#24

  2/1/1963
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  $45.00
No copies available
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#25

  4/1/1963
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  $40.00
No copies available
 Versus the Countess of CrimeRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#26

  7/1/1963
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  $69.00
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 Versus the SpiderRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#27

  9/1/1963
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  $28.00
1 copy available for $3.93
 Fly Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger, John Giunta

#28

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $58.00
1 copy available for $24.99
  Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger, John Giunta

#29

  1/1/1964
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  $29.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelJohn Giunta

#30

  10/1/1964
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  $43.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Fly Girl backup storyRobert Bernstein, Jerry SiegelJohn Giunta

#31

  5/1/1965
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  $40.00
1 copy available for $30.00
 Series continues as Fly Man #32; 1st appearance of Shield (Bill Higgins)Jerry SiegelPaul Reinman

Book #1

  11/1/2004
  $12.95
  $11.00
1 copy available for $11.00
 Reprints Adventures of the Fly # 1-4 (1959-1960)Joe SimonJoe Simon, Jack Kirby, Chic Stone, Dick Ayers, Paul Reinman, Jack Davis, Sol Brodsky