• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #24

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 24
    Date: Jul-85
    Story: Final Conflict (37 pages)

    Feature Characters: Snowbird, Judd, Heather, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Walter, Elizabeth, Michael, Roger Bochs (Box)

    Regular Characters: Sgt. Douglas Thompson
    Guest Stars:

    Villains: The Great Beasts: Somon the artificer, Tundra of the land, Kariooq the corrupter, Tolamaq the fire beast (the rest of the 7 were already destroyed by Alpha Flight: Kolomaq of the snow in iss. 6, Ranaq the devourer in iss. 18, and Tanaraq the Sasquatch in iss. 23).

    Other Characters:

    Synopsis: Michael opens a portal so Alpha Flight can enter the realm of the beasts. They were from another universe, and were trapped there by the Indian gods.
    Heather remains with Walter's body, crystallized for preservation. Bochs arrives and notices Walter is crumbling.
    Somon summons the beasts to attack Alpha Flight, but when Snowbird attacks him, he loses control, and the beasts fight each other. Michael pulls her off before she kills Somon and forces him to help them find Walter. They need to have one who loves him (Aurora), one who hates him (Northstar) and one who wields great power (Elizabeth) to retrieve him from the Well of Ultimate Sadness. But Somon betrays them and kills all three in the well, so Snowbird kills Somon.
    Walter's soul, in the sphere above the well, rekindles the three slain, and Michael transports all back to earth, only to find that Walter's body has disintegrated. So, Bochs removes himself from Box, so the robot can house Walter's spirit. Snowbird leaves, her purpose on earth done. She secretly goes to Yellowknife to be with Thompson.