• Summary - Alpha Flight v.2 #4

    The following issue summary was written by Robert Diehl as a part of Chronology.Net. This information is not to be reproduced without permission of the author.

    Volume 2 Issue 4Issue: Alpha Flight II: 4
    Date: Nov-97
    Story: Mesmerized (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius, Flex, Manbot

    Regular Characters: Sunfire, Lilli

    Guest Stars: Northstar, the Purple Girl (in flashback)

    Villains: Mesmero; Sentinels, the Dark Riders Tusk, Barrage, Gauntlet (in flashback); Dept. H personnel including Gen. Clarke, De LaSalle, Proctor, Myra Haddock, Larry, Epsilon soldiers including Anthony

    Other Characters: Smith, Claire

    Writer: Steve Seagle
    Pencils: Scott Clark, Martin Egeland
    Inks: Chris Carlson, Howard M. Shum
    Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert Deschesne
    Colors: Lee Ann Garner
    Editor: Jaye Gardner
    Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras

    Synopsis: Mesmero realizes his chance to become a first-class villain. Radius explains that Flex got his name at Hull House as a joke. He can't eat his burger through his force field without a filter.
    Mesmero stares at them, Radius starts beating on him, so he mesmerizes him and Murmur, Flex, and Sunfire when they try to intervene.
    At Dept. H, Mac and Heather yell at Clarke for losing the kids. Epsilons guard the Beta Flight wing, where people are suspended in solution.
    Mesmero tells his story: arrested by Alpha Flight (see I:43)
    Volume 2 Issue 4 Detail
    and attacked by the Dark Riders (X-Men II:21), he mesmerized Gauntlet into thinking he killed him. He realized he could control minds for long periods.
    At Hull House, Lilli is "adopted" into the Prometheus Division, which also gets the Prometheus Pit on-line.
    Mac and Heather track the kids to the diner and find them mesmerized and acting like they work there. They call Puck, Manbot and Sasquatch as reinforcements, and Mesmero makes the kids attack. They fight around the mesmerized civilians until Heather forces Murmur to use her power on herself, freeing her so she can free the rest. But Mesmero catches Heather, Mac, Puck, and Sasquatch, meantime (Manbot resists), and has them attack the kids.