|FANTÁSTICO # 79, October
||FANTÁSTICO # 72, 1962
In the 1960's Edirora El Sol reprinted Archie
Comics in Mexico under the title Fantástico,
however some comics have been discovered where the cover
does not correspond to the content.
The Edirora Sol reprints included, Adventures
of the Jaguar, Adventures Of The Fly and Double Life of Private
Note: on the Fighting American reprint it is titled
Captain America, this could indicate an unauthorized reprint. The
assumption comes from the fact that if it was in fact licensed the
license would spell out the name of the character.
Fly in Mexico
Intrépidos presentan el Hombre Mosca #1: April 1960
Hombre Mosca had a certain degree of insect powers, but he was
always very small while he was in costume, which is enough of a
difference to remove him from the Crusaders camp and avoid copyright
Hi! This is Uriel Duran writing. About your questions ,El Hombre Mosca
was a character from the '60s,but had no relation with the Archie
Comics super hero created by Simon ad Kirby.
El Hombre Mosca was a shrinking hero, more or less like the Wasp from
Marvel Comics. The Fly, the MLJ/Archie character, couldn't shrink as far
as I know, but had many insect-like powers. He could fly, glow like a
firefly, command bees, and many more things like those.
The main difference between them was that El Hombre Mosca used a blue
suit, and The Fly's was green.
Their adventures were different too. The Fly had typical Silver-Age
stories with space invaders, giant monsters, supervillains, etc. El Hombre
Mosca was a bit more pulp-like, with gags of common delinquents and
sometimes mad scientists. In fact, the main influence for El Hombre
Mosca and many of the Mexican super heroes from the '60s and '70s,were
newspapers strips like Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake and Tarzan,
their stories had a very similar taste like those ones. More adventure
driven than super-power driven.
El Hombre Mosca wasn't very popular, so it's almost impossible to get a
picture to scan. But you can check out a picture of Hombre Mosca at
just scroll down and click the thumbnail. By the way, there's some info
and a picture of other Mexican super hero with fly powers: Zooman.
Even more, at the very same website there's a pic of The Fly (and some
other MLJ/Archie heroes) here:
There --hope this info was of service.