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The Fly: Outbreak 1 (March 2015)

The Fly: Outbreak #1Dear IDW, NOW Comics is calling from 1990; they want their Fly comic back.

The Fly: Outbreak is a quizzical sequel absolutely no one was asking for, but apparently there are some long-term likeness contracts in place through 20th Century Fox (so the comic “stars” Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga in their parts) so it feels like a desperate cash grab from when someone thought The Fly II might warrant a comic book license.

Of course, it didn’t in 1989 (or 1990). Does it in 2015? Is Outbreak the sequel people have been waiting twenty-six years for? Did we really need to see Zuniga’s character as an S&M goddess, tying up Stoltz’s half-man-fly 50 Shades of Grey-style?


No, we did not. No one did. Well, unless someone gets Stoltz and Zuniga to read this thing for a YouTube video.

It’s heinous, licensed crap.


Writer, Brandon Seifert; artist, menton3; letterer, Tom B. Long; editor, Denton J. Tipton; publisher, IDW Publishing.

One response to “The Fly: Outbreak 1 (March 2015)”

  1. If IDW really wanted to do something NOW-style they should’ve accquired the Fright Night license (which NOW did publish 22 issues of.)

    Between this and Miami Vice Remix (with art by Jim Mahfood! remember him??) and Jem & the Holograms the guys at IDW really need an 80s intervention about what’s good and what isn’t.

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