• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #71

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 71
    Date: Jun-89
    Story: Powerplays (24 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Madison Jeffries, Michael, Elizabeth, Goblyn, Walter, Laura, Kara, Lillian Crawley (Diamond Lil)

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars:

    Villains: Somon, Tundra, Kariooq, Tolomaq, Pestilence, the Dreamqueen (flashbacks); Dexter Rayne (Llan the Sorcerer, see iss. 75)

    Other Characters: Carol Rayne, Gen. Brian Winslow

    Synopsis: Still in Edmonton, the team is attacked by the Canadian army. Turns out they just wanted to congratulate them on a job well done, and offer to work with them again. Alpha Flight refuses, not wanting to be controlled by the government again. Elizabeth says they will be setting up independently in Edmonton, and Heather objects to her taking the leadership. But she does consider a proposal from the mayor.
    In the woods, Dexter trips over an evil looking artifact. That night, it comes to him in his dreams, scaring him about the environment and his wife's fidelity. It offers him power to save the world, but he must kill his wife and drink her blood.
    Alpha Flight goes to retrieve Kara, whom they had abandoned in the mall, and she is purple with rage. She, Laura, and Goblyn quit the team to go lead normal lives.
    Lil visits Jeffries, wanting to renew their relationship, and Heather sees them kiss.
    Elizabeth explains that a rare planetary configuration is allowing evil to enter this dimension through Canada.
    The Sorcerer, having taken over Dexter, finds Heather's house and attacks.