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      Detail of Flygirl from Adventures of The Fly 27 September 1963 by John Rosenberger, Published by Archie Comics.jpg
      Detail of Flygirl from Adventures of The Fly #27 (September 1963) by John Rosenberger, Published by Archie Comics
      Publication information
      Publisher Archie Comics
      First appearance The Adventures of the Fly #13 (July 1961)
      Created by Robert Bernstein
      John Rosenberger
      In-story information
      Alter ego Kim Brand
      Team affiliations Mighty Crusaders
      New Crusaders

      Flygirl (sometimes spelled Fly Girl or Fly-Girl) is a super-heroine published by Archie Comics.

      In addition to appearing in the Fly's title in the 1960s, she also appeared in short stories in other Archie titles Pep Comics (#153, 155, 156, 158) and Laugh Comics (#136, 137, 143).

      During the mid-1960s Radio Comics/Mighty Comics period, Flygirl appeared in both Fly-Man and Mighty Crusaders.

      Later on, during Archie's Red Circle Comics revival in the 1980s, Flygirl would again appear in both Mighty Crusaders and The Fly.

      In 2009, following Final Crisis, publisher DC Comics used the reality-altering events of the series to assimilate the characters of several other defunct publishers (the Red Circle heroes, the THUNDER Agents, and the characters of Milestone Media) into their own universe. Since Archie Comics no longer owned the rights to the Fly, DC couldn't use the character, and instead he was replaced by Flygirl.

      Kim Brand was an actress rescued by The Fly from a fall from a hotel window in issue #13 of The Adventures of the Fly. Kim fell in love with the superhero. When an enemy of the Fly arranged for two simultaneous crimes, reasoning that the hero could not be in two places at the same time, Turan, one of the Fly People, appeared to Kim in issue #14.

      Turan, who had granted Tommy Troy the power to become the Fly, gave Kim a ring with a fly-shaped emblem. By rubbing the ring and saying "I wish I were Flygirl," she exchanged bodies with the Fly People's dimension and became a costumed superheroine. To return to her own identity, all she had to do was utter her name.

      Flygirl made her official DC Universe debut in the final issue of The Web. The new version of Kim Brand has no mystical powers on her own: instead she's a disillusioned Web Host, one of the applicants who got a powered suit by The Web in exchange for fighting crime under his franchise.



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