• Summary - Alpha Flight v.2 #17

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    Volume 2 Issue 17Issue: Alpha Flight II: 17
    Date: Dec-98
    Story: Tokyo Takedown (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, Flex, Radius, Murmur, Manbot

    Regular Characters: Gentry, Hames, Lilli

    Guest Stars: Big Hero 6: Sunfire, Silver Samurai, Hiro, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Gogo Tomago; Northstar, Sasquatch, Shaman

    Villains: X the Unknowable; Dr. Huxley; Weapon X (III?)

    Other Characters: Cub scouts including Tomi

    Writer: Steve Seagle; Plot: Steve Seagle, Duncan Rouleau
    Pencils: Duncan Rouleau Pencil Assist: Gus Vazquez
    Inks: Rob Hunter, Rubinstein
    Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
    Colors: LeAnn Denham
    Editor: Jaye Gardner
    Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras

    Synopsis: Big Hero 6 is Japan's only super-hero team, with new HQ in the Cool World Amusement Park, which is suddenly attacked by a giant shape-shifting dinosaur. They counter-attack, rescue civilians, and wish Sunfire were there to help. Volume 2 Issue 17 Detail
    Sunfire storms into Dept. H, looking for Huxley and learns things are better since Gentry replaced Clarke. Honey Lemon calls for help, so he returns to Japan.
    Gentry grills Huxley about his exposing Sunfire to "Zero Fluid." Flex bumps into Lilli, and hearts twitter.
    Northstar is about to return to Dept. H, to get help finding his sister, when Sasquatch and Shaman stop him. They have her.
    Alpha Flight goes to Japan and helps Big Hero 6 clean up the amusement park. Honey Lemon notes that they are "the fourth most popular super-hero team in all of North America!"; Manbot tells Hiro he is entirely synthetic. They find a cub scout who drew pictures of X; they seem to have come to life.
    They split up and follow the boy's other drawings; Flex, Radius and Go Go stay behind to wait for Sunfire and realize X was still there, in the shape of a toy bear. It eats Radius; Sunfire arrives and blasts it.
    X changes shape and flies off; the Samurai has read ahead and is there to attack it. Sunfire, Mac and Heather join in, seeming to kill the monster, but rupturing Mt. Fuji. Fortunately, Honey Lemon has a volcano cover in her purse. Sunfire stays in Japan.
    Huxley has a secret, new Weapon X lab in the basement, and it has escaped.