• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #41

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 41
    Date: Dec-86
    Story: It's Not Easy Being Purple (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Roger, Michael, Judd, Snowbird, Elizabeth, Madison Jeffries, Mac (flashback)

    Regular Characters: Guest Stars:

    Villains: Zebediah Killgrave (the Purple Man) and his daughter Kara (the Purple Girl)

    Other Characters: Melanie Killgrave, Raymonde St. Jacques (Raymonde Belmonde from iss. 7)

    Synopsis: Kara is a 13 year old girl who has turned purple. Her mother explains that her father was the Purple Man, who used his control of minds to force Melanie to marry him. He later freed her mind, she rejected him, and he ran off without ever having seen his daughter.
    Alpha Flight inducts Jeffries as their newest member, and he works on getting Roger out of Box (he has the bends from their Atlantis adventure and doesn't dare come out).
    Northstar resigns and returns to skiing. Kara runs away from home and watches him ski and accidentally makes a girl to jump off a cliff. Northstar saves her, revealing himself as a hero and getting accused of cheating on the ski slopes. He vows never to ski again.
    Kara takes control of his mind and forces him to be her boyfriend. He flies them to the South Pacific, they swim and are attacked by a crocodile, which Northstar quickly dispatches. He realizes he can stop her controlling him by staying under water. She promises to stop using her power but can't control herself, so she order him to take her to Alpha Flight.