• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #103

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 103
    Date: Dec-91
    Story: Spontaneous Combustion! (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Lil, Madison Jeffries, Walter, Windshear, Judd, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Kyle

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars: USAgent

    Villains: Esteban Diablo, Arthur Goddard (Headlock)

    Other Characters:

    Synopsis: Diablo has Heather in a flask, and Kyle on an X. Madison, about to be burned by a fire elemental, proposes to Lil, who accepts. Walter and USAgent fight and debates politics.
    Windshear is attacked on TV by a journalist, complaining about the devastation of Toronto when Alpha Flight defended Her against the Consortium (iss. 97-100).
    Kyle slips his bonds and frees Heather, who destroys Diablo's earth elementals. Northstar resets the bombs that Walter had set and USAgent had defused, blowing up Diablo's communication towers. Heather denounces Diablo's vibranium to his buyers (since made with alchemy, it is transient). Diablo creates the Elematrix, an elemental of earth, wind, fire, and water, and paralyzes the heroes. But Jeffries drills up through the ground, destroying the Elematrix (he had been able to reconstruct a Box to save himself and Lil from the fire elemental).
    Diablo starts to attack with cyanide, but Kyle throws a remnant of his exploding cloak at him, detonating all his chemicals and disintegrating him. Kyle then unmasks himself.
    Meanwhile, Headlock is torturing Aurora.