Adventures of the Fly

 AOTF   (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

Date: 8/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $220.00
No copies available
Origin of Fly (Tommy Troy)Joe Simon, Jack KirbyJack Kirby, Joe Simon, George Tuska

#2

Date: 9/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $145.00
No copies available
Private StrongJoe SimonAl Williamson, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, John Stanley

#3

Date: 11/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $120.00
No copies available
 Joe SimonJack Davis, Joe Simon, Bob Powell, Paul Reinman

#4

Date: 1/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $89.00
No copies available
The Shield backup storyJoe SimonTed Galindo, Sol Brodsky, Bob Powell, Neal Adams

#5

Date: 3/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $80.00
No copies available
Origin of the Fly (Tommy Troy)Robert BernsteinBill Vigoda

#6

Date: 5/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $120.00
No copies available
 Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#7

Date: 7/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
1 copy available for $5.99
 Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta, Dan DeCarlo

#8

Date: 9/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $50.00
No copies available
 Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#9

Date: 11/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
1 copy available for $9.00
 Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta

#10

Date: 1/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $50.00
No copies available
 Robert BernsteinJohn Giunta, Marty Epp

#11

Date: 3/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#12

Date: 5/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $160.00
1 copy available for $39.00
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#13

Date: 7/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $33.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Kim Brand; Kim Brand appearance before she becomes Fly-GirlRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#14

Date: 9/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $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

Date: 10/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $58.00
2 copies available from $8.99
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#16

Date: 11/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $60.00
2 copies available from $19.99
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#17

Date: 1/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $78.00
No copies available
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#18

Date: 3/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $68.00
1 copy available for $24.00
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#19

Date: 5/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $43.00
1 copy available for $6.00
Fly-Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#20

Date: 7/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $53.00
No copies available
Origin of Fly-GirlRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#21

Date: 9/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $52.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Fly Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#22

Date: 10/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $39.00
2 copies available from $3.00
Marv Wolfman L.O.C.; Paul Gambaccini L.O.C.Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#23

Date: 11/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $51.00
1 copy available for $5.75
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#24

Date: 2/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $45.00
1 copy available for $5.00
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#25

Date: 4/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $40.00
No copies available
Versus the Countess of CrimeRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#26

Date: 7/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $65.00
No copies available
Versus the SpiderRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger

#27

Date: 9/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $48.00
2 copies available from $6.40
Fly Girl backup storyRobert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger, John Giunta

#28

Date: 10/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $46.00
1 copy available for $16.00
 Robert BernsteinJohn Rosenberger, John Giunta

#29

Date: 1/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $30.00
1 copy available for $5.00
 Jerry SiegelJohn Giunta

#30

Date: 10/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $38.00
5 copies available from $4.00
Fly Girl backup storyRobert Bernstein, Jerry SiegelJohn Giunta

#31

Date: 5/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $64.00
1 copy available for $64.00
Series continues as Fly Man #32; 1st appearance of Shield (Bill Higgins)Jerry SiegelPaul Reinman

Book #1

Date: 11/1/2004
Cover Price: $12.95
NM Guide: $13.00
1 copy available for $12.95
Reprints Adventures of the Fly # 1-4 (1959-1960)Joe SimonJoe Simon, Jack Kirby, Chic Stone, Dick Ayers, Paul Reinman, Jack Davis, Sol Brodsky