The Blue Flame #6

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Sam Brausam is hitting rock bottom. He thought he could trust the journalist he's been dating with his biggest secret - that he's fighting for the fate of humanity in a cosmic trial - but she seems intent on exposing him as a fraud in dire need of help. On Exilos, the Blue Flame brings forth his Night Brigade companions as virtuous examples of humanity's best, but the prosecutor is ready to share some darker truths about them.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 5, 2022

    There's a good number of things going on in this issue and a lot of information that's not conflicting but paints the larger and more complicated picture of what it means to be human. Especially when it comes to comic book heroes and the often tragic backstories that they're given. Sam's doing what he thinks is the right approach to saving humanity but what we're seeing is that, at least from our point of view, we're a complicated species that's hard to pin down. You almost want those on Exilos to just kind of wipe away that argument and say that it doesn't mean anything, but the prosecutor gives it weight by refuting it. I'm left being really curious how both stories will unfold, especially with Mateo because there is no easy solution here that won't feel unnatural, but I'm hopeful that when the book does end that there is some semblance of a positive outlook to be had. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 30, 2021

    The Blue Flame fights to save humanity even as Sam struggles to survive and to help his sister. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Feb 4, 2022

    This is a fantastically written issue where things begin to come to a head both in the courtroom and in Sam's personal life. This series is extremely compelling and acts almost as a referendum on superheroes in general, but its well drawn and has strong messages about humanity too. We've seen appeals for humanity before in storytelling but this feels different. The stakes feel real and the characters actions all fit within those stakes.

  • 8.0
    mynameisraj Jan 7, 2022

  • 7.5
    Silver Rocket Dec 30, 2021

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