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If you’d have asked us in 1980 what we wanted to be when we grow up, we’d have told you, “The Human Fly!” Here’s a cat who rides a motorcycle over the St. Louis Arch – and then rocks the house with a guitar! Plus, the Human Fly has multi-cultural friends and donates all the profits from his wild stunts to handicapped kids.

Sure, when we read some of his adventures now, they seem like a poorly drawn 1970s TV show. WHATEVER! For sparking a sense of adventure and positive values, you’ll have to look pretty hard to beat The Human Fly.

Here’s one of our favorite issues from Bill Mantlo and Lee Elias:
Silver Charity, Sudden Death!

Collector’s Guide:
– From The Human Fly #11; 1979, Marvel Comics.