• Summary - Alpha Flight v.2 #1

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    Volume 2 Issue 1

    Issue: Alpha Flight II: 1

    Date: Aug-97

    Story: Horoscope (41 pages)

    Feature Characters: James MacDonald Hudson (Guardian), Heather McNeil Hudson (Vindicator II), Eugene Milton Judd (Puck), Madison Jeffries, false Sasquatch (see iss. 6), Arlette Truffaut (Murmur), Jared Corbo (Radius), Adrian Corbo (Flex), Manbot (Bernie Lachenay, see iss. 5), The Director

    Regular Characters: Sunfire (Shiro Yahida)

    Guest Stars: Logan

    Villains: Dept. H personnel including Gen. Jeremy Clarke, Dr. Mobius, Epsilon soldiers including Tim; The Zodiac: Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius; the Ecliptic; a terrorist

    Other Characters: Carl, Mrs. Markley, Dr. Krypt, Edwin

    Writer: Steve Seagle
    Pencils: Scott Clark
    Inks: Chris Carlson
    Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD
    Colors: Lee Ann Garner
    Editor: Jaye Gardner
    Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras

    Synopsis: Note: throughout, characters are described in relation to their astrological signs.

    Volume 2 Issue 1 Detail 1Mac's nightmare: he trains with Logan, as Weapon Alpha and Weapon Chi. Mac fells Logan, who recovers and guts him. Clarke has Mac sign a Prometheus Division waiver before saving his life.
    Heather's nightmare: she watches Mac die (see iss. I:12).
    Judd's nightmare: Heather lip-locks him, then Mac, then Madison. They are all taller than he is.
    Judd gets an anonymous message that Mac was abducted. He finds Heather, now a florist (since Alpha Flight was suspended in iss. I:130, and her marriage to Mac suspended since then). They lunch and are kidnapped by soldiers with sonic guns. They wake in Dept. H, where Clarke shows them a message from a Quebecois terrorist threatening a chemical weapons strike in Vancouver. (He demonstrated his sincerity by killing everyone in Port Radium.)
    Scorpio is also on the tape; Clarke says he is the real threat. He has (forcibly) assembled a new Alpha Flight to deal with it.
    Mac has been de-volved to 19 to get rid of the alien technology in his body (see iss. I:25, 89). This same High-Evolutionary same process had saved him when Logan gutted him.
    Walter has been mysteriously transformed and is bestial. Radius has a force field and is domineering; Flex can bend and is submissive; Murmur can mind-control with a touch and is French-Canadian. Heather gets a new suit that controls geo-thermal energy. Manbot is a big robot.

    Sunfire's power is out of control, and he wants Dept. H's help. He tries to cross the US-Canada border and is shot down.
    The Ecliptic can read the future; she advises Scorpio to strike immediately. He has the terrorist (actually his captive) broadcast an ultimatum. The un-ready Alpha Flight goes to Dorion, Quebec, and ineptly fights them. Radius pushes Taurus into Flex, ho is traumatized when he thinks he killed him. Alpha Flight captures Virgo, but the Zodiac captures Madison.
    Volume 2 Issue 1 Detail 2

    Heather and Judd confront Clarke, refusing to be on his team. They go to rescue Madison but are knocked out as they leave the building.
    The Director thanks Scorpio, whom he hired for this job; Scorpio takes the money and declares himself an enemy to the world.