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180 page Hardcover collects all 4 issues, the Bombed one-shot and new material. John Byrne Wraparound Cover! 20 years of Shadowflame!
180 page Hardcover collects all 4 issues, the Bombed one-shot and new material. John Byrne Wraparound Cover! 20 years of Shadowflame!
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"Do you like Murder, Suicide, Genocide and Rebirth? Don't we all? Check out Shadowflame!"

That was the first review of Shadowflame back in 1996 by Fan Magazine. 

Has it REALLY been 20 years? 

Yes, Shadowflame #1 was published by me (JGM Comics) and was in comic shops in January 1996! (Technically, it's 21 years but, you know, who's really counting?!)

Shadowflame has a special place in my heart. I created him back when I was 14 years old. When I created him he was more of a traditional hero with the Superman trunks and boots. When I decided to do this as a mini series in the 90's I redesigned him and tried to make him a little more unique.

Recently unearthed drawing of Shadowflame from the mid 1980s!
Recently unearthed drawing of Shadowflame from the mid 1980s!

I’m not sure if I succeeded, but since then I put out a Black-and-White four-issue miniseries through my own imprint JGM Comics and CFD (Chanting Monks Productions, formerly Cry For Dawn) and THEN a relaunched miniseries in color that was published by Arcana Comics in 2007. In 2011 Arcana released a trade paperback and that is totally sold out. 

So, now the fun!

The Synopsis for that first issue is as follows:

When Officer Tom Wyatt's wife, Janice, was murdered he attempted to end his own life. Instead he found himself transported to a ship orbiting the Earth. He could not kill himself for he was the last of a family line that possessed the perfect genetic Imprint to receive the 'gift of power' and become a third holy man of Isht(Shadow). In a painful ceremony, he was endowed with powers that transformed him into a superman. This gave him not only great powers, but a reason to live.

The Hardcover includes all of these awesome Shadowflame stories and more!
The Hardcover includes all of these awesome Shadowflame stories and more!

Here are the dustjacket covers that you have to choose from! 

John Byrne and Ross Hughes!
John Byrne and Ross Hughes!

 

Joe Martino, Peter Palmiotti and Thomas Mason!
Joe Martino, Peter Palmiotti and Thomas Mason!

 Lots of people have helped me along the way. From the 1996 comic until today. Peter Palmiotti, John Orlando, Naser Subashi, Dash Martin, Rick Buckler Jr, Rob X. Roman, Chris Malgrain, Jeff Austin, Ian Sokoliwski, Johnny Lowe, Adam Pruett, Roland Bird, Jeff Huet, Bryan Magnaye and a slew of others that I probably missed. 

I also had work done by industry legends that I admired like Bob Layton, Rudy Nebres, Fred Hembeck, Bob Hall, Mike Grell, Rich Buckler, Paul Ryan, Andie Tong and John Byrne! 

For this version there will be over 20 new story pages added. Some pages are being redrawn. Some are being reinked. Some are being edited and relettered. I get to play George Lucas one last time.

18 new edits on issue 1 to show Tom letting himself go for a month after Janice died.
18 new edits on issue 1 to show Tom letting himself go for a month after Janice died.

 

Also included is the Shadowflame\Wraith crossover that continues the Atomico subplot at the end of issue 2 of Shadowflame. 

Side plot of issue 2 that leads into the Shadowflame\Wraith one shot.
Side plot of issue 2 that leads into the Shadowflame\Wraith one shot.

I hope you will join me in revisiting this story that I hold so close to my heart. 

Shadowflame 18 by 24 wraparound poster recolored for this edition by Ross Hughes
Shadowflame 18 by 24 wraparound poster recolored for this edition by Ross Hughes

 

Shadowflame t-shirt with art by John Byrne!
Shadowflame t-shirt with art by John Byrne!

 

Maldestrak by Rick Buckler Jr and colored by Ian Sokoliwski
Maldestrak by Rick Buckler Jr and colored by Ian Sokoliwski

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Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate and real challenges. Most of the pages and work are done. We just need to put the book together and print! I will also be doing fulfillment through Amazon so there shouldn't be any shipping delays!

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    Listed as a Backer of This awesome Hardcover.You will also get a DRM-Free PDF of the first issue of Shadowflame and access to all Backer Only Bonuses. I will also Tweet your backing to my 8000+ followers! Please message me with your Twitter name if you want this reward.

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    Early Bird Book and 4 Issue Miniseries! - The Shadowflame HARDCOVER with the 4 issue miniseries! Get a deluxe 128-page hardcover copy of Shadowflame. (Includes limited FIRST BACKERS BONUS Shadowflame mini-print signed by creator Joe Martino.)

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    4 Issue Mini-Series and Hardcover!

    The Hardcover PLUS the 4 issue mini Series that was released by Arcana in 2007 signed by Joe. Extremely limited to 50 due to losing many of these in Hurricane Sandy.

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    18 by 24 poster of the John Byrne wraparound cover. Also, the trade!

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    Joe Martino Commission and Hardcover

    The hardcover plus an 11 by 17 pencil commission by Shadowflame creator Joe Martino.

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    Original Art Reward Plus Hardcover!

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    Issue 2 Cover Art

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    Shadowflame original art by John Byrne!

    18 by 24, It's framed and gorgeous! I don't want you to have it but it is priced less than it is worth to me!

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