• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #55

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 55
    Date: Feb-88
    Story: Identity Crisis! (23 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Walter/Wanda, Madison Jeffries, Kara, Knapp, Laura and Goblyn; Roger, Jean-Paul, Michael, Judd, Jeanne-Marie, Snowbird (in flashback)

    Regular Characters: Gary Cody, Nelvanna, Hodiak, Turoq the Shaper (all in flashback)

    Guest Stars: The Hulk (flashback)

    Villains: Alec Thorne (Smart Alec), Capt. F.R. Crozier (Pestilence), Bedlam, the Derangers: Freakout, Janus, Breakdown (all in flashback), the remaining great beasts: Somon the Artificer, Tundra, Kariooq the Corrupter, Tolomaq the fire beast

    Other Characters: Darby and Susan Dean (flashback)

    Synopsis: The team convinces Heather to stay in Bedlam's old base. Kara makes nice with Laura and learns that there is an alternate universe, Liveworld, within her. Walter, out in the cold, is driven to create a portal for the great beasts, who offer to conquer the world with him/her. Walter rejects them, and they attack. Heather buries Kariooq under ice, Somon attacks Knapp, Walter crushes Somon's skull, and Goblyn hides Laura and Kara in Liveworld. Jeffries transforms Bedlam's base into a giant robot to fight Tundra, and then decides to destroy some of his own mass to melt Tundra. There is a large (presumably nuclear) explosion.