• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #63

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 63
    Date: Oct-88
    Story: Technomancer (28 pages)

    Feature Characters: Madison Jeffries, Heather; Roger, Judd, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Kara, Walter (flashbacks)

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars:

    Villains: Electro; Ted Larkin (Technomancer)

    Other Characters: Maj. Blackwood

    Synopsis: Technomancer, an unemployed computer geek, creates a virus to transfer funds from bank computers. He gets rich and lives the good life, while his virus spreads.
    The US Air Force makes a money transfer from a bank computer, then links up with the new facility Jeffries has built in Heather's basement in Ottawa. The virus spreads, causing Box to go mad and attack Heather. While she suits up and pursues, Jeffries is stuck inside, unable to control Box, so he transforms his watch into a translator so he can communicate with the computer brain. Box flies into US airspace, and the Air Force attacks, but Box shoots the planes down. The virus has become intelligent in Box, and following its programming decides it must transfer the units (nuclear missiles) from the Air Force base to the Technomancer. Once it lands, Jeffries phases out, uses the base's equipment to form another Box, destroys the first one, and returns to Canada.
    Another military weapons system is infected, and delivers its unit (a conventional missile), to the Technomancer, blowing him up.