February 23, 2021
Christopher Cantwell, who co-created the AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire, is launching a new comic with The Blue Flame, a riff on the cosmic hero subgenre for indie publisher Vault Comics.
Cantwell, who is also the co-showrunner of Amazon’s adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan comic Paper Girls and who was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2020 for writing Doctor Doom, has teamed up with artist Adam Gorham, colorist Kurt Michael Russell, and designer Tim Daniel for the comic, which will hit shelves in May.
The Blue Flame is a hero with multiple identities. He’s a cosmic hero, he’s a DYI vigilante who fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee, he’s a blue-collar HVAC repairman named Sam Brausman. When a horrible tragedy occurs, his identities blur even further and he finds himself standing trial before a universal court where he must prove that humanity is worth saving. But first, Brausman must save himself.