Blue Flame

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?

Reviews

"The Blue Flame is the real deal, and a series for readers who are hungry for complex storytelling with superheroes. It takes the wonderment of John Carter and the relatability and banality of real life and crushes it into a dynamic and nimble thought-provoking first issue. 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."

AIPT Comics (Volume #1)

"Cantwell’s most radical choice is his framing of Sam as most heroic when he is most human. None of us can fly or save the world alone, but we can be better siblings or more attentive partners. In his most dire moments, Sam is relearning what it means to be human."

AIPT Comics (Volume #4)

"This is a strong compelling opening salvo of an issue that 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

"The Blue Flame is a supremely confident, deliberate, and interesting comic. Every element of craft in this book is not only well-done but deployed in a way that serves a greater unified narrative, one that gets at the heart of the intersection of the fantastic and the tragic. It’s brilliant work."

Comics Bookcase

"Vault Comics has another interstellar hit with The Blue Flame if its opening issue is anything to go by. With some gorgeous art that shows off both sides of this character’s world and a great story which will leave readers engrossed in the mystery, Cantwell, Gorham and the team have gotten this Superhero thriller the best possible start, one you’ll definitely want to travel the stars with."

Pipedream Comics

"For Vault Comics’ first foray into superhero stories, this is a compelling narrative that has set up some very interesting questions combining an Everyman vigilante with a cosmic dilemma. It’s an incredible creative team and if it isn’t yet on your pull list, it should be."

Gatecrashers

"The writing from Christopher Cantwell is excellent and every single artistic and design element of the comic is really top notch... It all comes together seamlessly in this fantastic, big, ambitious, heartfelt comic. You need to get on board The Blue Flame."

Panel Patter

"BLUE FLAME is is MORE. This is an indie superhero book that could stand out against the big two. This is a powerful story that’s just beginning, and sure to take comic readers by storm."

Wandering Nerdgirl (Volume #1)

"Nominate this series for awards. Make it a classic that everyone shares with their comic book loving friends and recommends in shops. The Blue Flame is easily one of the best books of 2021, with a gripping story that makes us look at ourselves as humans. It’s exceptionally well written and emotionally impactful."

Wandering Nerdgirl (Volume #4)

"If you love Indie books, you should have by now checked out Vault Comics. I don’t think I have ever read a poor comic or been disappointed by their product. Clever, well observed with a focus on the frailties of the human spirit, Vault encourage writers and artist to develop their idea whilst not mandating any one particular editorial model. The freshness of their books are as refreshing as they are entertaining."

Comic Crusaders

"The grittiness of Earth and the more classic superheroics we see on the cosmic end both work superbly...the Blue Flame is easily among my favourite series this year."

Bigger Than Capes

"The Blue Flame is no mere deconstruction of superhero tropes, but rather a complex psychedelic interrogation of the human condition."

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