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    Issue: Uncanny X-Men #528
    Writer: Matt Fraction
    Artist: Whilce Portacio
    Date Published: November 2010
    Alpha Appearance: Northstar
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: During several Alphans' tenure on Utopia Island (I keep this one with X-Men).

    OVERVIEW:
    Hope continues her search for the Five. Two have been revealed, but who is the missing Cylon?
    Um... I mean, mutant.

    REVIEW:

    The Uncanny X-Men was a great series, once. I remember when it was mostly about characters, about people and thier struggles. I feel like it's been a long time since they've been anything more than one battle after another.
    This one (and the one before) gets back to that, a bit.
    I'm glad about that.
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    by Published on 11-01-2010 01:58 PM  Number of Views: 1244 
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    Issue: Wolverine: Origin of an X-Man
    Writer: Fred Van Lente
    Artist: Gurihiru
    Date Published: May 2009
    Alpha Appearance: Mac, Maddison Jeffries
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: I keep this one second in my Alpha collection, after Alpha Flight #-1 and before Wolverine #-1.

    OVERVIEW:
    A free comic book day special, giving an early early Wolverine story.
    Something has turned a Canadian town into machines; Mac takes Wolverine to the town to figure out what's going on.

    REVIEW:
    This is okay. It's not the best story, not the worst. There's a mystery set up, solvable if you know your Marvel history.
    The overrrun town feels not unlike a zombie movie, which adds to the whole thing; a deserted place where everyone you see is not quite themselves; though they at first seem to be dead dead, not walking dead.
    (It's not really a spoiler to say they're only mostly dead.)
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    by Published on 10-12-2010 08:30 PM  Number of Views: 1436 
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    Issue: What The --?! #6
    Writer: various
    Artist: various
    Date Published: January 1989
    Alpha Appearance: Shaman, Sasquatch, and Vindicator (insert funny versions of their names here) - cover only
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: irrelevant; parody

    OVERVIEW:
    An old Marvel humour anthology:
    A take on Acts Of Vengeance, with very unsual villains facing Marvel characters - namely, DC villains.
    The Origin of The Pulveriser: Exactly what it says on the tin.
    Man-Thang vs. Swamp Thang: who made who? Who's back in black? Who shook me all night long?
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    by Published on 03-14-2010 12:04 PM  Number of Views: 2534 
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    Issue: X Men Noir: Mark of Cain #4
    Writer: Fred Van Lente
    Artist: Dennis Calero
    Date Published: March 2010
    Alpha Appearance: Alternate version of Puck
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: N/A

    OVERVIEW:

    It all comes together. People are betrayed, friendships are affirmed, new characters are crawling out of the woodwork (literally).
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    by Published on 03-06-2010 09:20 PM  Number of Views: 1479 
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    Issue: Doctor Voodoo #s 4 & 5
    Writer: Rick Remender
    Artist: Jefte Palo & Alessandro Vitti
    Date Published: March & April 2010
    Alpha Appearance: Talisman's cleavage
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: Current at time of publication

    OVERVIEW:
    The Unreal has taken over the world with a little help from Nightmare, Doctor Voodoo's brother, Daniel, is no longer a brother, having possessed Damon Hellstrom. All the mages in the world seem to have gone to Nightmare's side.
    Daniel must free his brother then the world from Nightmare's spell.

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    by Published on 03-04-2010 03:01 PM  Number of Views: 2315 
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    Issue: Alpha Flight - Volume 3 #2
    Story:
    You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me! Part 2 of 6
    Writer: Scott Lobdell
    Artist: Clayton Henry
    Cover: Clayton Henry, Mark Morales
    Date Published:
    June 2004

    OVERVIEW:

    This issue begins in the same place as the last issue. The perspective however is reversed. We are now able to see what the "New Alpha Flight" was able to see. The original members of Alpha Flight (Including Guardian, Vindicator, Snowbird, Shaman, Puck, and Earthmover) all encased in, and restrained by machinery.

    Again, like the first issue, the time line changes. We are now able to see the village of Yukon Jack. It seems he is the heir to the thrown of secret civilization of immortal beings. Yukotujakzurjimozoata is drugged by his father, who was paid off by Walter Langkowski. Yukon Jack is loaded onto Walter's plane.
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    by Published on 02-28-2010 12:02 PM  Number of Views: 2017 
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    Issue: Uncanny X-Men #521
    Writer: Matt Fraction
    Artist: Greg Land; inked by Jay Leisten
    Date Published: April 2010
    Alpha Appearance: Madison Jeffries
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: Current at time of publication

    OVERVIEW:
    Following on from previous issues, the X-Men hunt down the remaining Predators and those who sicced the beasts upon them, but fail to enlist the aid of the governor of their state. (Oops, these are Predator Xs, not those Predators.)
    Meanwhile, Magneto meditates, making his nose bleed alliteration.
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    by Published on 02-28-2010 11:35 AM  Number of Views: 1847 
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    [TD]Issue: Nation X #3
    Writer: Chris Yost et al
    Artist: Karl Moline et al
    Date Published: April 2010
    Alpha Appearance: Box and Diamond Lil; Northstar cameo
    Period in Alpha Flight's history: Current at time of publication.

    OVERVIEW:
    There are four separate stories in this issue. I will be reviewing one of them:
    Boxes: Following the events of X-Force #23, Madison thinks back over his life with Diamond Lil.

    I've listed the time period as current; it is, but it involves flashbacks over several months, since Utopia X, and even comments on their first meeting.[/TD]
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    [TD]REVIEW:

    First, the other stories in this issue aren't bad. I'm only skipping them because of a distinct lack of Alpha Flight content.

    The artwork isn't my type. It does the job, but I like more detail and realism than this artwork contains; your results may vary. It's also flat in places ("Day 17" in particular).

    The image we open with is of Diamond Lil as Snow White; but there won't be a Prince Charming to save her. Not even a dwarf (Puck, where are you?).
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