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Several months before the Human Torch burst upon the scene, another fiery hero burned across the pages of Golden Age comicdom. Originally scripted by auteur Will Eisner, The Flame was a really hot item in his day. Today, he enjoys a new life in the pages of Alex Ross's new series Project Superpowers for Dynamite Entertainment. According to Wikipedia:

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After the death of his missionary father, Gary Preston "was rescued by a group of lamas. They raised Gary in the lamasary, where they trained him in their mystical ways. Through this training, Gary gained the ability to control fire and temperature, including his own body temperature. He also gained the ability to travel from place to place by materializing inside of flame (even a match flame)."
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The Flame #1 (Summer 1940).

"When he reached adulthood, Gary returned to America to fight crime as the Flame. Thanks to his training, the Flame has the ability to control fire and heat. He can raise his own body temperature to the point where he can burst into flames, or melt bullets. He can control and direct any flame in his presence. He can also teleport from place to place by appearing inside of any fire source, no matter the size. The Flame's one weakness is water, which can severely weaken him. In order to provide fire whenever he needs it, the Flame carries a small, pistol-sized flamethrower."

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The model I've designed is patterned from comic covers like the one above featuring one of The Flame's earliest appearances. I haven't had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. But I hope you enjoy assembling this fiery crimefighter!

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)


 

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