Spotlight, Excerpt & Mini Interview: The Blue Flame + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BLUE FLAME: The Complete Series by Christopher Cantwell & Adam Gorham Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Title: THE BLUE FLAME: The Complete Series

Authors: Christopher Cantwell & Adam Gorham (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 30, 2023

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 256

Find it: GoodreadsBooks2Read


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.

Sample Page:

Blue Flame illustration


“…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.” —

“With a rich, multifaceted narrative (it touches on, among other reference points, Birdman and Strange Adventures), the book is a gripping exploration of why people become heroes, and what that ultimately means in every sense (logistical, emotional, philosophical, etc.)” – AIPT

“…an intriguing and rich read…” – Comics Bookcase

“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. 10/10.” – Comics Bookcase

“If you like brilliant art and clever storytelling this is one to pick up.” – Comic Watch

“The Blue Flame … presents a crisscrossing narrative that pays homage to Silver Age comics and sci-fi serials, setting up a mystery that crosses time and space. Comic fans old and new should give this title a read, as it presents classic tropes in a fresh new way. [It] has also raised a set of questions that will keep readers … hooked.” – But Why Tho?

“… a compelling narrative …” Gate Crashers

Q&A with Christopher Cantwell (writer/co-creator)

Does THE BLUE FLAME have a playlist? If so, can you share each of yours?

The Interstellar soundtrack by Hans Zimmer has helped me on occasion break story. But so have albums by bands like The Lowercase Noises and Stars of the Lid. It’s more ambient. But mostly I can’t write to music, I get too distracted. 

THE BLUE FLAME has its own original music – can you talk about the inspiration for that?

I approached my good friend Aaron Fischer about doing some sparse piano music for the book. He has a real mastery of the instrument and I knew he would be able to musically speak to the book’s more isolating and quiet human moments, while also illustrating the cosmic elements of the story. I knew Aaron would be able to unify the two parts of our stories that words can’t. The album he created is incredibly special. And he played it all from memory. Not of a note of it is written down and it’s all in his head.

Any convention/show appearances for you in 2023?

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con this summer. 

About Christopher Cantwell:

In addition to writing comics (THE BLUE FLAME, IRON MAN, 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 Adam Gorham:

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

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of THE BLUE FLAME: The Complete Series, US Only.

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Ends June 20th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


A Dream Within A Dream



The Chirpy Bookaholic

Excerpt/IG Post


The Momma Spot



#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:


Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post



IG Post


Reads by Radus

Excerpt/IG Post


Cara North

Excerpt/IG Post


Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

Week Three:


Lifestyle of Me



Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic



IG Review

Week Four:



Review/IG Post






IG Review


Author Z. Knight’s Guild

Review/IG Post


Brandi Danielle Davis

Review/IG Post


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