• Summary - Alpha Flight v.1 - Annual #2

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    Issue: Alpha Flight Annual 2
    Date: 1987
    Story: The Fire Inside! (40 pages)

    Feature Characters: Heather, Walter/Wanda, Roger, Kara; Mac, Snowbird, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Marrina, Michael, Judd (in flashback)

    Regular Characters: Gary Cody

    Guest Stars:

    Villains: Terminus

    Other Characters: MacGill, Barstow, Shaw, Davenport; Alpha Prime: Crag, Avian, Primate

    Synopsis: NOTE: This story takes place before iss. 52.
    In Antarctica, Ice Station Redleaf houses Project Hotcore, a Canadian scientific effort to track geothermal energy. A volcano erupts unexpectedly, breaking the ice and dumping the base into the ocean. The surviving members of the team are attacked by cave men and dinosaurs.
    Alpha Flight is persuaded by Cody to investigate. Jeffries merges with Box and transforms into a jet and flies them there.
    Heather is downed by lightning;
    Jeffries transforms to a robot Tyrannosaur and helps Walter kill a real one.
    They realize the geothermal energy has created a pocket of warmth under the ice (the Savage land, or what is left of it after Terminus almost destroyed it in Avengers 257). While they drill through the ice to find it and Heather, she wakes with amnesia and no memory of how to use her suit. She runs the Cretacian gauntlet, surviving by her wits. She sees preparations for the sacrifice of mutant Neanderthals and attacks, freeing them. She forms them into a team and trains them to survive. They help their village defend itself against another tribe and are accepted back as equals. Heather is conked on the head and has her memories restored. Walter and Jeffries arrive and take her home.