This time you get a two-fer. Mainly due to the fact that the story surrounding the origin of The Flame from THE FLAME #1 was so blah, I decided to just stitch the first 3 pages together into a "stand alone" origin. A question that is unanswered (either in this mini-origin, or the full story) is how he got the name Gary Preston. Oh well. Deal with it. Okay, here t'is:
THE FLAME #1
In PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #2, we saw The Flame being all weepy-eyed about "Linda."
ALL STAR COMICS #8, by the way...)
WONDERWORLD COMICS #30
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