Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Human Fly!

Recent Convention scribble sketch of  the former Marvel hero 'The Human Fly'

All the footage that exists so far for 'The Human Fly'. As the tagline for the 1970's Marvel Comic series read "The Wildest Super-hero ever--Because he's Real!". The 'Kick-Ass' way before Kick-Ass', and just as bizarre and accident prone in real life. Though pulling off some pretty amazing stunts (such as the 300mph mohave desert planeride, strapped upright to the roof!), his rocket-powered motorcycle jump didn't exactly go to plan (see 'Human Fly 101' video below by Steve Goldmann, director of the upcoming movie! http://www.chud.com/98820/marvels-the-human-fly-to-hit-the-big-screen-but-its-no-comic-book-movie/)

This 5 min doco piece by Goldmann is 'The Fly' in a nutshell:


Here's something interesting too, and something I'm stoked about: 

Big News! The Fly will return in 2013:


Masked daredevil The Human Fly has just pulled off the ultimate stunt – he’s come back from the dead. 

Popularized by a 1970s Marvel Comic, the stuntman superhero will return to comic books in July 2013, with a worldwide debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

The comic book is part of a multi-media revival of the real-life costumed daredevil which will include animated cartoons, apparel, and a motion picture to be directed by by Steven Goldmann (Trailer Park of Terror) and produced by Alan Brewer (Playing For Keeps) and Blaine McManus (Sailboat) with co-Executive Producer Joel Eisenberg (April Showers) from a screenplay by Tony Babinski. The film is currently in pre-production.

Inspired by a true story, The Human Fly tells the tale of Joe, a young sausage maker who bets it all on an alleged Hollywood stuntman who claims that 60% of his body has been remade of steel after a near fatal car crash. With their first stunt - riding the back of DC-8 jet while in flight - the Human Fly quickly becomes one of the fastest-rising celebrities of the late 70‘s, taking Joe, his buddies, and all his money along for the ride of their lives!

The new graphic novel-format comic book will feature the talents of a who’s who of L.A.’s comic book scene as well as a gallery of pin-ups by veteran artists who worked on the original 1977-78 Marvel series.

Cartoonist Michael Aushenker (“El Gato, Crime Mangler,” “Bart Simpson”) will edit the trade paperback anthology, which will include collaborations by Aushenker and his “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” artist, Rafael Navarro (“Sonambulo”); “The Human Fly” screenwriter Babinski and Javier Hernandez (“El Muerto, Aztec Zombie”); and writer/producer Steve Kriozere (creator of Cinemax's TV series “Femme Fatale”) with artist Jason Baroody ("Combat Jacks"); and "Trailer Park of Terror" creators Christopher March and James Dracoules.

Original “Human Fly” cover artists and inkers contributing pinups will include Bob Layton, Al Milgrom, Don Perlin and Steve Leialoha, as will longtime “Unknown Soldier” and “Incredible Hulk” artist Gerry Talaoc, Steve Butler (“Web of Spider-Man”), John Heebink (“Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), current Marvel alum Nelson Faro DeCastro ("Iron Man," "X-Men," "The Thing"), and alternative comics star Jim Rugg (“Afrodisiac”). Layton will provide the cover art.

While the original Marvel series only ran for 19 issues, the Human Fly has grown a cult following over the decades.Babinski, Goldmann, and Brewer plan to sequel-ize the new graphic novel, as well as post original web comics on their official website,
http://www.thehumanflymovie.com/THE_MOVIE.html "
(From: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanFlyMovie?filter=3)

More soon, Soldiers!
Another recent convention scribble for Cartoonist/Australian comics elder statesman, and Supanova co-founder Tim McEwen's sketchbook.

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