We here at DFAT are big fans of crowdfunding comic books and this one really caught my eye when I came across it last night on Facebook. Shadowflame is a hero from the 90’s and is celebrating his 20th anniversary. Creator Joe Martino and Red Anvil Comics are pulling out all the stops on this one as he is taking his project to Kickstarter. The hardcover will collect the original mini-series and more! Along for the ride is legendary comic artist John Byrne who needs no introduction. Byrne will creating an exclusive wraparound cover featuring his artwork! Check out the official release below and head on over to Kickstarter to show your support!

Shadowflame is on Kickstarter to celebrate his 20th Anniversary

Joe Martino wants to bring Shadowflame to a new generation of readersshadowflame-kickstarter-01

October 27th, 2016– Aberdeen, NJ– Red Anvil Comics is proud to announce that the Shadowflame 20th Anniversary Ultimate Hardcover, with an amazing wraparound cover by comic book legend John Byrne, Is now crowdfunding through the website Kickstarter. The campaign will run until November 20th 2016.

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’. 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.

Sebastian Piccione of ProjectFanboy.com says “Shadowflame is simply awesome.”

Richard Vasseur of JazmaOnline.com says “Shadowflame is like a phoenix rising from the ashes of death to bring new life. The characters, both heroes and villains are original. It is a great comic with some nice action. I give it 5 stars.”

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About Red Anvil Comics – Back in the late part of 2012, New Jersey based comic artists and small press publishers Dave Ryan and Joe Martino started discussing merging Joe’s JGM Comics and Dave’s Red Anvil Comics. Between the two of them, they have a combined experience of over 40 years of producing comics and publishing experience for a wide audience.During the course of their discussions, they tried to come up with a company name that both grabbed and inspired but nothing really grabbed or inspired them! Ultimately, it finally dawned on them that they already had a great name – in Red Anvil Comics.

And thus, Red Anvil Comics was reborn.The company’s initial line up consists of Shadowflame, Owlgirls, The Mighty Titan, War of the Independents and Cyberines.

The Shadowflame 20th Anniversary Ultimate Hardcover is 172 pages, full color and has interior work by Joe Martino, Chris Malgrain, Peter Palmiotti, Ian Sokoliwski, Dash Martin, Rick Buckler Jr, Naser Subashi, Johnny Lowe and Jeff Austin. It is loaded with pinups and chapter covers by Bob Layton, Mike Grell, Rudy Nebres, Andie Tong, Paul Ryan, Darren Taylor, Deon Nuckols, Steven Perkins, Anthony Castrillo, Rob X. Roman, Buzz, Rob Stull, Jon Malin, Tots Valeza, Grant Perkins, and an amazing wraparound cover by comic legend John Byrne.shadowflame-kickstarter-02