• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #106

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 106
    Date: Mar-92
    Story: The Walking Wounded (21 pages)

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

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars: the Invaders: Captain America, the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner (flashbacks), Maj. Louis Sadler (Major Mapleleaf); Logan (Wolverine)

    Villains: Mr. Hyde

    Other Characters: Michael Sadler (flashback), Dr. Cahill, Joanne Beaubier

    Synopsis: Mapleleaf reviews a film of his own career, and then breaks down, sobbing.
    While helping Alpha Flight subdue Hyde, Northstar finds an abandoned baby girl, who is soon diagnosed as being HIV positive, infected in the womb.
    Mapleleaf attacks Northstar in the hospital, and while fighting they talk: Mapeleaf's son Michael died of AIDS, but because he was gay, nobody cared. Mapleleaf is angry at the media attention Northstar's adopted baby is getting. Northstar retorts: "I am gay" (making Marvel history, finally; you could have guessed it since iss. 7). Mapleleaf says he should make his lifestyle public, to counter homophobia. Northstar subdues him, and they get back to the hospital in time to hold the baby as she dies. He proclaims his homosexuality in the press the next day.
    NOTE: a pin-up of Wolverine, Judd, and Northstar follows.