Thursday, February 17, 2011

BUY THAT MAN A BEER: Fred Van Lente On The Return Of Alpha Flight

Yesterday it was a pretty good day to be me. It was payday, one of my Marvel subs arrived with a variant cover and another with a second copy wedged inside the first! Then I flipped on the inter-web and Marvel's mega-busy, mega-scribe Fred Van Lente said this;

Yip that's right - the original Alpha Flight is coming back folks, in an eight issue maxi-series, starting with a 'Point 1' issue in May.

With facisim running rife in the new Canadian Government as a result of Marvel's Fear Itself crossover, Alpha Flight will be labelled traitors and rendered in law-breaking style by Ben Oliver (point 1) and former Fantastic Four artist Dale Eaglesham on the maxi-series itself.

For me the best part of Alpha Flight is that the team is as rich in characters as it is as a visual. From the sight of Puck and Sasquatch, to Guardian's ego, Aurora's state of mind and Northstar's protectiveness of her, the 'Flight is a really strong unit with lots of room still left to explore. Watch for it in May!

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6 comments:

  1. YES! Oh yes! This is awesome!

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  2. Glad this news that has me jumping up and down doesn't leave me the sound of one hand clapping Random!

    We're like comic twins!

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  3. Oh no! I'll help you clap! I loved Byrne's Alpha Flight! I loved the neurotic Aurora! I adored Puck (who wouldn't?) I cried buckets when Mac "died" and Heather had to take over, although she did so beautifully. And all the rest of them...they were just a wonderful group. True Byrne. And I'm so excited that they'll be back! I'm bouncing up and down!

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  4. There we go - that makes me feel better! I always liked Sasquatch best (hence why he's in the IADW Masthead) - us ginga's have to stick together!

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  5. Looking forward to this. Hopefully it's mile better than the Lobdell miniseries...

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  6. You and me both Jason! I still think Lobdell has hit writer in him but yeah Alpha Flight wasn't his strongest suit!

    Thanks for the comments!

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