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The Blue Flame

The Complete Series

Colorist Kurt Michael Russell / Edited by Adrian F. Wassel / Illustrated by Adam Gorham / Letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Published by Vault Comics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A cosmic action adventure for fans and readers of Watchmen, Strange Adventures, and Hawkeye, The Blue Flame tells the story of a blue collar working man/DIY vigilante/cosmic hero, who must defend Earth with an answer to the question: “Is humanity worth saving?”

Repairman. Vigilante. Cosmic Hero.

The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named Sam Brausam.

In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he? An odyssey for answers at the heart of the universe.

Collects the entire ten-issue series.

"...a thought-provoking saga that transcends the usual genre clichés." -- Publishers Weekly

“The Blue Flame …is a triumph” -- SYFY Wire

"A perfect 10." -- Comics Bookcase

“…one of the most thought-provoking stories in comics all year.” – SYFY Wire

"...a vital modern superhero story." --

About The Author

In addition to writing comics (THE BLUE FLAME, IRON MAN, BLUE FLAME, ANGEL, UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA, DOCTOR DOOM, SHE COULD FLY) , Christopher Cantwell is a veteran TV writer and producer, having co-created and show ran AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE. He currently also serving as co-Showrunner for the TV adaption of PAPER GIRLS by Brian K. Vaughan for Amazon and Legendary Entertainment.

About The Illustrator

Comic book interiors + covers. Currently drawing The Blue Flame @ Vault Comics.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Vault Comics (May 30, 2023)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638491064

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Raves and Reviews

"...a thought-provoking saga that transcends the usual genre clichés." 

– Publishers Weekly

“The Blue Flame ... is a triumph."

– SYFY Wire

"A perfect 10. "

– Comics Bookcase

“…one of the most thought-provoking stories in comics all year.” 


"...a vital modern superhero story." 


"Cantwell ... develops strong characters and works them at a crackerjack pace, with a countdown clock insistently ticking."

– Publishers Weekly

"Art by Gorham ... straddles the fantastic and the mundane with everyman-to-hero character design and imaginative cosmic scenery."

– Publishers Weekly

"THE BLUE FLAME is the real deal [...] It has that talk-amongst-friends vibe comics fans rarely get and the accessibility for casual or even non-comics readers. It's the kind of comic we don't get enough of.”"


"...brilliantly uses the sci-fi pulp superhero idea as a gateway to tell the very real story of someone that has to deal with the consequences of a horrible tragedy in real life in an exceptionally unique way. If you like brilliant art and clever storytelling this is one to pick up."

– Comic Watch

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