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Real Name: Willie Silver (presumably)

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Singer

Group Membership: Silver Charity

Affiliations: Human Fly (Rick Rojatt), four other Silver Charity band members (names unrevealed), Harmony Whyte (loose);
    formerly "Candy" Mike Flynn

Enemies: "Candy" Mike Flynn

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile across the USA, notably St. Louis, Missouri

First Appearance: Human Fly I#11 (July, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Willie Silver was a teen-aged, able singer and guitarist who wore glam clothing as part of his act.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Human Fly I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Willie Silver and his band, Silver Charity, got their start in music from unscrupulous road manager "Candy" Mike Flynn and their first hit single, "Death of a Superstar," winning them many fans. However, Flynn was embezzling the band's profits and tried to kill the band members, engineering would-be "accidents." Flynn organized a benefit event at the St. Louis Arch featuring the band and stuntman the Human Fly.

(Human Fly I#11) - Silver was spooked by the dangers that occurred when he sang the band's hit single (actually caused by Flynn). Flynn bullied Silver into performing and the singer received support from his band mates before going on stage. They paused their act to let the Human Fly excite the crowd by riding over the St. Louis Arch before continuing to play. However, Flynn had rigged Silver's guitar to electrocute him. The Human Fly quickly leapt to Silver's rescue, but the electric burns were too severe and he apparently died on stage after having the Human Fly promise to not let the music die. As his friends cradled the singer's body, the Human Fly led the band in adapting their hit song to be "Birth of a Superstar."


Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Willie Silver has no known connections to:

"Candy" Mike Flynn

"Candy" Mike Flynn was the road manager for the Silver Charity band fronted by Willie Silver, giving them their start in the music industry and their first hit single. However, he had been embezzling the profits and sought to get more money off the band by engineering their deaths to look like accidents and then collecting the insurance. His attempt on Silver's life was momentarily thwarted by the Human Fly and he was knocked unconscious by riled reporter Harmony Whyte.




--Human Fly I#11

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Human Fly I#11, p11, pan1 (main image)
    p6, pan3 (headshot)
    p8, pan5 (Flynn)

Human Fly I#11 (July, 1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)

Last updated: 11/04/15

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