These are a series of autobiographical comics that Kelly drew in the ‘90s. He does have some commentary about the comics, which helps place them in time and explains their sequence a little. They were originally published sporadically, and this collection has them all in the same place for the first time. While the stories are all self contained, you do follow Steven’s life. And because of that, it leaves you wanting more. You see Stephen struggling to figure out who he is and also what is going on in his very dysfunctional family. And then, the comic stops. This is a short collection that leaves you wanting more.
No Flying No Tights is a “page devoted to graphic novel reviews specifically for those who read them the most—mainly teens—and for those who might be involved in distributing them to teens—namely teachers, librarians, and parents.”
The name of the site comes from the rules adopted by the creators of the Smallville TV show, which reinforced their desire to steer away from the “super” and toward the characters as people. Despite that, No Flying No Tights reviews the occasional superhero book when it merits a look.