Season 2 has been going strong! Issue #3 (#9) was just released this past weekend and it's a pretty key issue for Solar Flare fans. It marks the 1st appearance of 3 new villains and a major new character named Sammy Hurley. We have a few copies available in our store so be sure to check it out! We hope to announce some BIG NEWS soon! Stay tuned and happy new year!
I am happy to say that both the trade paperbacks and Season 2 #1 are finally available! Click the "STORE" tab to purchase them. For everyone who pre-ordered them, shipments are going out today! Remember, the profits from the charity edition trade are going to United Way of Ft. Myers and Harry Chapin Food Bank! Thank you all for your continued support and we hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The first Solar Flare graphic novel (collecting issues 1-6) is coming out in early November. It's going to be called, Solar Flare Season 1: Fort Myers. As many of you may know, Fort Myers Florida was hit head-on in early September by Hurricane Irma. This category 4 storm caused so much damage and loss to many local businesses and families. The Solar Flare team and Scout Comics have come up with a plan to help. We've done a special 400 copy printing of the graphic novel were $15.00 of the $19.99 collected will be donated to two, local Ft. Myers charities. The two charities are United Way of Southwest Florida and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The variant cover was done by the amazing artist Ben Bishop (TMNT, Drawing Blood, The Aggregate) and is pictured here.
If you'd like to preorder the book, click this link:
We'll be providing updates on how much money we've raised via our Facebook page, SOLAR FLARE COMIC
Hey All! I hope everyone is doing well despite all the crazy hurricanes and happenings that have occurred in the past few weeks. It's been a busy few month for us here at Solar Flare. We've been working away on the Season 2 & 3 while traveling the country doing conventions and comic store signings. New York Comic Con is typically the last big comic con of the year and while we weren't able to attend this year because of illness, we were represented by our publisher Scout Comics. They even released an exclusive cover of Solar Flare Season 2 #1. We'll have some for sale on the website in the next week or so. Early next month marks the release of not only the regular covers Season 2 #1, but also our first graphic novel Solar Flare Season 1: Fort Myers. We plan on doing a limited edition cover (Ben Bishop from TMNT, The Aggregate, & Drawing Blood fame) for this graphic novel (400 total) where $15.00 of the $19.99 go to local Ft. Myers charities (United Way of Southwest Florida and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Ft. Myers). As many of you know, Fort Myers took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September and being that its my hometown and the location of where the first arc of Solar Flare takes place, we thought it would be awesome to give back to the community. Stay tuned for more details on where to purchase the book. Now that convention season is concluded, I plan on updating things here much more frequently. Talk with everyone soon!
Solar Flare Comic Vol. 1 "Fort Myers" is NOW available for preorder for the first week of October release! Request it now at your local comic store (PREVIEWS order code AUG171941) or preorder it by clicking the link below!
ALSO being released at the END of October is Season 2 #1! We decided to separate the series into seasons like a TV show, all containing six issues each. Season 2 is called PORT CHARLOTTE, named after the city Jake and crew are in during the story arc. There will be two covers for this book. The regular cover version is done by series artist Branko Jovanovic and the 1 in 10 retailer variant is done by We Can Never Go Home and Flash artist, Josh Hood. Request both NOW at your local comic store (PREVIEWS order code AUG171941 and AUG171939) or order using the link below:
Since my last update the Solar Flare team has been quite busy. Branko and JM have been busy working on pages for issue #10 while I'm about finished scripting issue #11. We had a very successful Nickel City Comic Con in Buffalo New York and also just wrapped up MegaCon 2017 in sunny Orlando Florida. We got the news last Friday that Solar Flare #2 has officially sold out and like issue #1, we're going back to print with a brand new cover! Issue #3 comes out on June 14th and I will be doing a in-store signing (from 3pm to 7pm) with Mindbender writer James Pruett at Acme Comics in Longwood FL. From there we'll be traveling to Charlotte North Carolina for Heroes Convention 2017! Be sure to check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/solarflarecomic) for our convention schedule and breaking news! Until then. enjoy a look at issue #8's cover!
Hey everyone! Issue #2 just came out last Wednesday May 10th and it's close to being a sellout. Myself, Greg Krivac and renaissance man Ryan Toohey will be in Buffalo, NY this weekend for Nickel City Comic Con. I'm almost finished with the script to issue #11 and I am so stoked about this particular issue. I can't wait to see Branko draw it and for everyone to hopefully read it! Before I go, here's the new cover Branko did from issue #7!
Solar Flare Issue #7 Regular Cover
Great news! Solar Flare #1 is an official sellout and going back to a second print. Here's an exclusive look at the issue #1 2nd print cover that will be offered through our website and Diamond Distributors. I'll post the order code once it becomes available so you can request it from your local comic shop. Thank you all again for helping make our book a sell out!
This past Wednesday was the worldwide release of Solar Flare #1 through Scout Comics. I am so proud and happy to say that it has SOLD OUT and a bona fide hit! We here at Solar Flare would like to thank all our readers and supporters for helping make this dream of ours come true. We still have some of the self published (Jamestown Publishing) printings available and will be selling them at a convention near you this summer!
Here's a list of the conventions the Solar Flare Team will be apart of this coming year:
Mar 2 - Mar 5
Mar 25 - Mar 26
Apr 14 - Apr 16
Apr 28 - Apr 30
May 12 - May 14
May 26 - May 28
May 19 - May 21
May 25 - May 28
May 26 - May 28
Jun 16 - Jun 18
Jun 24 - Jun 25
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Jul 28 - Jul 30
Aug 25 - Aug 27
Sep 1 - Sep 3
Sep 22 - Sep 24
Sep 29 - Oct 1
Nov 10 - Nov 12
The February issue of Diamond's PREVIEWS is out on the first and I'm proud to say that it features SOLAR FLARE #1 under the SCOUT COMICS Banner! Diamond orders are due in three weeks! Request it MONTHLY at your local comic book store. Be sure to give them the following DIAMOND order code:
Thanks again for all your continued support!
We should have our convention schedule for 2017 up soon! We plan on attending over 20 conventions this year all around the US! We look forward to meeting a lot of or fans! Stay tuned!!
First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for contributing to this dream of ours throughout the past year and a half. Without you, none of what I’m about to tell you would’ve happened. Here’s an update on what has been going on the past 4-5 months. We’ve been in negotiations with about 6 different publishers about publishing Solar Flare. I am proud to say that we’ve finally come to an agreement with whom I think is the PERFECT publishing partner, Scout Comics. Issue #1 will be released in April via Scout and we’ll have the potential to be in every comic book store across the world! The book is going to be an ongoing series AND will be coming out monthly! Myself and the Solar Flare team have been working vigorously on the book since our last Kickstarter for issue #6 and we are nearly finished with issue #9! By the time issue 1 comes out, we hope to have at least a 10 month head start to insure there is no delays. Again, thank you for you support and be sure to request Solar Flare at your local comic shop this coming April! ---James Haick Writer/Creator
Happy Holiday's to everyone out there! We just got back from Paradise City Comic Con and are very excited about our plans for 2017! It's going to be a great year and I can't wait to announce some of the exciting things we've been working on these past few months. Until then, enjoy some great cosplay pics for this past weekends convention!
Big Announcement Coming Soon!
Our next convention stop will be this coming month in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We plan on announcing our new publisher at the event and our very much looking forward to it! We'll also be unveiling and selling our new Survival bags!
Check out this amazing new comic shop/boutique! This shop will be focusing on independent creators and comics like Solar Flare! They are about to launch their very own Kickstarter to help fund some in-store signings! Check out there website to learn more about this great shop! Here's the link: www.outsidercomics.com
We are finishing up our negotiations with a publisher and will hopefully be able to make an official announcement soon. In the meantime, here's the completed covers for both issue #7 & #8! Be sure to check and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date info on all things SOLAR FLARE! www.facebook.com/solarflarecomic
Solar Flare has been picked up by a publisher! The plan is to re-release issues #1-6 with our new publisher and to continue releasing a new issues 10-12 times a year! More details to follow! Thank you to ALL our supporters for helping us! We hope to have even more big announcements soon...
We had a great article written about us in the Ft. Myers newspaper about our upcoming issue #6 release party and signing! Issue #6 will be available to ship via our website store and Facebook page starting tomorrow! We'll also be sharing a booth with Creature Entertainment at the upcoming mammoth San Diego Comic Con! If you're in the neighborhood to either event, stop by and see us! Here's the link to the newspaper article: