Real Name: Willie Silver (presumably)
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: Silver Charity
Affiliations: Human Fly (Rick Rojatt), four other
Charity band members (names unrevealed), Harmony Whyte (loose);
formerly "Candy" Mike Flynn
Enemies: "Candy" Mike Flynn
Known Relatives: 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
Weight: 140 lbs (by approximation)
(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
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
--Human Fly I#11
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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