The Blue Flame #4
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The Blue Flame #4

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Sam spirals deeper into darkness while the Blue Flame chooses to finally face the tragedy of his life on Earth. It remains to be seen if either of them will ever recover, and if they can still be heroes. As they grapple with their identities, Sam searches his soul and seeks relief in the arms of someone who may in fact be an adversary, while the Flame finds an ally in someone he thought was working against him.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 28, 2021

    Though there are elements to the book that frustrates me, the big picture aspects continue to deliver well and I really like the character work that we're getting here. Admittedly, I'd rather see a more chronologically told story in a sense to work through what Sam is experiencing but the back and forth works well enough. I'm really curious to see how far we'll go in defining this alien society and contrasting it to humanity in all its variety as well. Gorham continues to put in some great work here that capture a lot of emotion from his characters but also gives us some great settings to feel immersed in. It's definitely building well across the board. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Conor Spielberg Aug 30, 2021

    Stellar work from all involved. The book is critical of the genres it emulates while clearly having a fondness for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Aug 25, 2021

    'The Blue Flame' continues its heartrending story about vigilantism, recovery, and cosmic justice with a kinetic issue that shows Sam Brausam reflecting on his crimefighting experience while his alter ego defends the Earth from annihilation. Read Full Review

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