Sunday, May 15, 2011

IF YOU'VE NEVER READ ALPHA FLIGHT IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR FEET WET (Preview)

Despite having one of the most diverse and interesting line-ups in comics (let alone 'Alpha' in the title) Alpha Flight has rarely been Marvel's top dog.

Now, with a Rolling Stones type reunion of the main cast and a creative team which teases names like writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak, as well as artists Dale Eaglesham (the only Cannuck on the crew) and Phil Jimenez this is personally my most anticipated book of the month.

Kicking off with a .1 issue, the team soon to be branded traitors to their own country are set against Attuma's forces - and Snowbird turns T-Rex. Yip believe it folks; Anything and everything can happen with Alpha Flight (click to enlarge).

*Sigh* Why can't my boss request I draw double page spreads of giant fish men laying waste to a city? He's such a wet blanket.

8 comments:

  1. wow that does look! from a story telling stand point as well as the art. that's cool how there's now two battle suites in Alpha Flight. i see that there's Heather Hudson but who's the dude wearing the other? speaking of Heather she looks pretty smokin in that panel showing her from behind.
    these pages remind me a lot of a couple of ROM Spaceknight issues in which ROM & Starshine along with Alpha Flight tried to save a Canadian town from flooding after the Wraiths caused a damn to breach.
    by the way Dan check your bloody email i saw THOR today!

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  2. The other dude in the suit is James McDonald Hudson, Heather's husband, "Guardian" He was the one who originally wore the suit. I want to know where Puck is. And I loved the comment Sasquatch made to Aurora. Banter like that makes a comic brilliant in a team setting. And Marinna looks great! This is starting out awesome. As to your boss, Dan, it sounds like he, or she, is a person of limited vision.

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  3. waitaminute! i thought "jimmy" was dead!?

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  4. Nobody Stays dead!
    That is a given.
    He's been back for a wile now.
    This is going to be interesting.

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  5. Thanks folks - glad you like it as much as I do! I agree Random - that bit of banter was the star of the teaser for me too!

    Dave - Guardian's been back for a wee bit now. I'm pretty sure it was in the recent God War event at Marvel - but with my pull list unable to make it fit I may stand corrected on that one.

    Go the flight!

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  6. Yes, it was the Chaos War Alpha Flight one-shot that brought them all back.

    The .1 issue of Alpha Flight came out here in the States yesterday. It was SOOOOOOOO good! You're gonna love it, Dan!

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  7. This is me squeeling geekishly about Alpha-flight...and I don't care who knows it!

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  8. Thanks for that Shag!

    My copy arrives in NZ this week along with my last months worth of comics - even though Flashpoint will be in the same bag I know what I'll be reading first!

    I just love that people are talking about the flight. In the 90's when you'd say your a fan people looked at you politely while they rang for little white men in coats to come and take you away to a padded room. Now days the pucks on the other foot...

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