• Summary - X-Men/Alpha Flight vol 2 #1

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    Issue: X-Men / Alpha Flight 1
    Date: May-98
    Story: Survivors (32 pages)

    Feature Characters: X-Men: Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Prof. X; Alpha Flight: Vindicator (Mac), Shaman, Snowbird, Aurora, Northstar, Sasquatch, Puck.

    Regular Characters: Gary Cody, Lockheed, Heather McNeil Hudson

    Guest Stars: Marrina (flashback)

    Villains: Tundra, the Master (both in flashback); LeMieu; Hydra including Baron Von Strucker, Helmut

    Other Characters: Grace

    Synopsis: Note: This story takes place just after Jean's funeral, when Kitty joins the X-Men and before Cyclops leaves (Uncanny X-Men 138, Oct-80). It takes place after Puck is up-and-at-em (iss. 5) and before Aurora leaves (iss. 8 ) (Dec-83 to Mar-84).
    Cody, acting for the Canadian government, makes a suspicious bargain.
    In Westchester: Cyclops visits Jean Grey's grave and feels a void within himself. Nightcrawler doubts his ability to contribute to the team. Kitty and Colossus nervously prepare for their first date.
    In Canada: Cody calls on Alpha Flight, but only Mac shows. Cody suggests that Dept. H may be revived; Mac tells him to stop jerking him around and flies off.
    In Manhattan: Kitty, Colossus, and Nightcrawler are attacked and trounced by men in high-tech armor. Heather sees it on the news, and shows Mac that they are his design. The rest of the X-Men arrive, are likewise trounced, and are ported away.
    Mac fumes at Cody, who blames his assistant LeMieu.
    Xavier contacts Mac, Wolverine having recognized Mac's handiwork.
    The X-Men are being held in a Hydra facility in the Pacific. Strucker wants vengeance on Xavier for past defeats. Mac assembles the Flight.