• Summary - Alpha Flight Special

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    Issue: Alpha Flight Special II
    Date: Jun-92
    Story: First Flight (39 pages)

    Feature Characters: Sean Benard (Groundhog), Logan (Wolverine), Walter, Alec Thorne (Smart Alec), Snowbird, St. Elmo, Mac, Jodi (Stitch), Michael; Marrina, Jeanne-Marie, Lil, Madison Jeffries,
    Jean-Paul, Windshear, Heather, Judd, Kara, Laura, Goblyn, Kyle, Knapp, Witchfire (all in forward flash)

    Regular Characters:

    Guest Stars: Canadian P.M. Pierre Elliott Trudeau

    Villains: Dieghton, Frazer, Arnolds; Egghead; Eel, Porcupine, Swordsman, Power-Man, Solarr, Rhino

    Other Characters:

    Synopsis: Detective Benard is cornered by corrupt cops and kills two. Logan arrives and fells the last one, then gets the Prime Minister to clear Benard and transfer him to Dept. H.
    Egghead comes to Canada and assembles a team of super-villains.
    Benard is given Hudson's first exoskeleton, and the team has its first training session. It doesn't go well, and Hudson tells Logan, "Second chances are what the Flight is all about." He wants to use Jodi, a girl with the ability to mentally manipulate metal, who is so afraid of her own mutant power that she has become a basket case.
    Egghead announces his intention to launch a nuclear missile at New York City unless the US turns over its armed forces to him. He knows it will never happen, but wants an excuse to bomb New York so his next threat will be taken seriously.
    The Flight attacks, and with some difficulty overcomes the villains. But Egghead has had time to start the detonation sequence. Elmo transmutes the missile into light and absorbs the energy, exploding himself into auroral light.
    Michael pulls Snowbird from the team, Benard quits, and Mac decides to split the rest into senior and junior teams.