• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #33

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 33
    Date: Apr-86
    Story: A Friend in Need (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Marrina, Snowbird, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Roger, Madison Jeffries; Mac (in flashback)

    Regular Characters: Sgt. Douglas Thompson

    Guest Stars: X-Men Peter Rasputin (Colossus), Ororo Munroe (Storm), Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), Logan (Wolverine), Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), Rachel Summers (Phoenix II), Rogue, Eric Magnus von Lensherr alias Michael Xavier (Magneto)

    Villains: Warlord Attuma of Atlantis, Mariko Yashida (Lady Deathstrike)

    Other Characters:

    Synopsis: Marrina, still a monster (since iss. 16) flees Attuma's vessel. She screams with abdominal pains, which are sympathetically felt by Snowbird.
    Heather flies across Canada to the X-Men in Westchester and is knocked out by Magneto, attacking from reflex. Storm leaves her in Wolverine's hands.
    Heather explains that she wants Wolverine to teach her to fight, and they reminisce. A feral Logan had attacked Heather and Mac on their honeymoon, and they shot him dead, but he got better. Mac went for help, while Heather stayed with Logan. They both saw his claws for the first time, which put Logan in such a state that Heather just held him all night to comfort him. He was adopted by them, until he realized she wouldn't leave Mac for him, so he left, instead.
    Wolverine tells her that being a hero doesn't mean having powers, and just then they are attacked by Deathstrike's samurai.