• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 #121

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    Issue: Alpha Flight 121
    Date: Jun-93
    Story: The Return of the Archbishop (22 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Judd, Nemesis, Kyle

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars: Peter Parker (Spider-man); X-Men Prof. Charles Xavier, Logan (Wolverine), Scott Summers (Cyclops), Dr. Henry McCoy (Beast)

    Villains: the Brass Bishop; the Chess Set: Overknight, King Coal, Killer Queen, Dark Tower; assorted villains including the Rhino, Arcade, Dr. Octopus, the Fenris twins, Caliber, the Beetle, the Mandrill, Mysterio, Klaw; the Sphinx (flashback)

    Other Characters: Hedison

    Synopsis: A scientist named Hedison uncovers Silver and Auric, dead in Rutherford, NJ. At the funeral, Heather is unable to mourn them, Parker shows up as a journalist, and Kyle tears open the coffins, revealing dummies: the bodies are gone.
    Heather goes to the X-Men for help; they find out Hedison said they were alive and gave him "the power." He was later kidnapped by the Chess Set. Spider-man comes to help, and Nemesis plots with Kyle to get blood vengeance. Judd and Spider-man go to bars for information and track the Chess Set to a supposedly abandoned air strip, where the Brass Bishop is auctioning off the bodies of Silver, Auric, and Hedison. It seems they contain energy released by the Sphinx when he imploded.
    Heather, Spider-man, Nemesis, Judd, and Kyle attack. Nemesis impetuously damages the nexus, which releases a new being, sprung from the three corpses. Heather convinces him not to go on a killing spree, and he ports away. Kyle prevents Nemesis from killing the Bishop, and Heather is able to cry for their fallen comrades.