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Secrets of the Origin of the Shining Goddess of Light
33 backers pledged $571 to help bring this project to life.

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It's a new issue of FLARE!

FLARE #48  features a fabulous Mark Beachum cover, plus the thrilling 26-page, full-color conclusion to the origin of comics' shining goddess of light. The saga of Flare's mother, the legendary Golden Warrior, continues in "The Warrior Women," by Dennis Mallonee, Delfin Barral, and John Flaherty.
 

The issue is complete and ready to go to press. All we're asking for is your help covering printing costs. Every pledge you make will bring us that much closer to getting this issue into print. 

Cover of Flare #48
Cover of Flare #48
Sample page of interior artwork
Sample page of interior artwork

As your reward for making a pledge, you can receive either a digital or a physical copy of Flare #48. Digital copies will be provided by DriveThruComics.com

Or if there's a different, specific reward you'd like to receive for your help in supporting this project, just drop me a note. We can always add options. Back issues of the FLARE comic book (for example) are always a possibility.

We also have available a few pages of original FLARE artwork. You can choose as your reward one of two pages of original artwork from the Flare story that originally appeared in League of Champions #3, in which she first met the goat god Pan. 

Or you can select an autographed page of original Gordon Purcell artwork from Flare #21, from the story in which Flare first met the winsome Whipperette.

Original artwork by Larry Houston and Jeff Albrecht
Original artwork by Larry Houston and Jeff Albrecht
Original artwork by Larry Houston and Jeff Albrecht
Original artwork by Larry Houston and Jeff Albrecht
Autographed artwork by Gordon Purcell
Autographed artwork by Gordon Purcell

And there's one more VERY special option available to you. MARK BEACHUM has agreed to do no more than 10 original pieces of Flare sketch art. These will be drawn on the sketch cover edition of FLARE: The Beachum Collection, a 48-page comic book featuring a selection of classic Flare adventures illustrated by Mark Beachum. The collection will include the three "Flare-Girl" stories from Flare #1-3, the Flare Sunday pages that were drawn by Mark, plus several pages of never-before-published Beachum pinup art.

Sketch cover edition of FLARE: The Beachum Collection
Sketch cover edition of FLARE: The Beachum Collection

AS A STRETCH GOAL: Any pledges we receive in excess of the $250 we're looking for to help cover printing costs will be allocated toward continuing the saga of "The Challenge of the Gods." This multi-part epic adventure starring Flare and the gods of Olympus began in Flare #47, and will continue through multiple issues of Flare, Heroic Spotlight, Champions, and Black Enchantress.

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This issue is complete, and the graphics files have already been sent to our printer. All we're looking for is help is covering the printing cost.

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    Original FLARE artwork plus comic

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    Autographed Gordon Purcell art + comic

    Choose this as your reward and receive a physical copy of Flare #48 plus a page of original Flare artwork autographed by Gordon Purcell. This is a page of original artwork from Flare #21, in which Flare first meets the winsome Whipperette.

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    FLARE: Beachum Collection - Sketch Cover

    Choose this as your reward and reserve, in addition to a physical copy of Flare #48, one of only 10 available copies of the sketch cover edition of FLARE: The Beachum Collection.

    FLARE: The Beachum Collection will be a special 48-page comic book collecting classic Flare adventures illustrated by the incomparable Mark Beachum, including the "Flare-Girl" tales from Flare #1-3, the Flare Sunday comic strips that were drawn by Mark, plus several never-before-published Beachum pinup pages.

    And to top it off, you'll also get unique, brand-new, original Mark Beachum artwork drawn right there on the cover!

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