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AlphaFlight.net - Alpha Flight To Return In May
  • Alpha Flight To Return In May

    That's right Flight fans; fresh from their return in Chaos War and spinning out of the events of Fear Itself today Marvel announced an 8 issue series (plus a 0.1 issue in May) from the Chaos War & Incredible Hercules writing team of Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente!



    On art duties for the 0.1 issue is Ben Oliver, with Dale Eaglesham, Drew Hennessy and Morry Hollowell for the 8 issue series, along with covers by Phil Jimenez!




    We here at AlphaFlight.net will do our best to keep you up to date and to get you some exclusive scoops but for more information in the meantime check out:
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=30845
    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/fear...in-110215.html
    http://www.multiversitycomics.com/20...-fred-van.html
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaVeO View Post
      There is an X-Men: Alpha Flight hardcover listed at Marvel coming out in May 4th. Anyone know what that is about? No info is available.
      See http://www.alphaflight.net/content.p...HC-in-February
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Solicitation Text for #0.1

      Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by Ben Oliver Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ</STRONG>
      Because YOU demanded it: Exploding out of FEAR ITSELF with an all-new series is the ORIGINAL Alpha Flight by the superstar creative team of writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and artist Dale Eaglesham --- with covers by the incomparable Phil Jimenez! Get in on the ground floor of this highly anticipated maxi-series with this standalone adventure by artist X: Who are Guardian, Vindicator, Sasquatch, Snowbird, Shaman, Northstar, Aurora and Marrina? How did they become their nation's most beloved heroes? And are they strong enough to withstand their greatest challenge yet?

      Special POINT ONE issue.

      DO YOU FEAR...YOUR COUNTRY TURNING ON YOU?
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      I notice Heather is mentioned in the solicit for #0.1 (thanks Phil!!!), so even though she was off panel entirely in Chaos War #5, she's back with everyone else. Note also Northstar is listed - I guess he's wrapped up his X-Men stint by then... because we all know it's impossible for a Canadian hero to be in more than one book at a time.

      Love,
      rplass
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Another FVL interview, mainly stuff already covered, but some food for thought:

      http://westfieldcomics.com/blog/inte...-alpha-flight/
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Cross posting from the Maxi-Series thread;

      As found on daleeaglesham.com; Alpha Flight to have Variant Covers?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      The interview moved on from AF a bit quickly, but I liked the way the AF part went. It was a nice way to publicise it, trying to appeal to both old and new readers "You don't need to know anything going in" - that was a good thing to say.

      - Le Messor
      "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Variants?

      Variants!

      [groan] ... dang it, that means Marvel is getting yet MORE of my hard-earned money...

    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Another FVL podcast with mention of AF:

      http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/2011...with-herc.html

      I haven't listened to it yet so not sure how much is AF or if it's anything new, but hey; it's good publicity for the book.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Yeah, FVL is really publicising it.
      Now all we need is a couple of one-page ads in other comics. X-Men spring to mind, especially original Toad. Well, he more just springs around the room and stuff, but you know...
      Batroc springs more than Toad now, but he really has less to do with the X-Men. Unless you want to get into Victoriana, and Spring-Heel Jack, but then that leads to Jack the Ripper, and that's terrible.

      So, in conclusion, don't jump around a lot.

      - Le Messor
      "I like music. I'm very into Britney Spears' early work, before she sold out. So mostly her finger painting and macaroni art."
      ~ Dawn
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I prefer X-Men:Fall, the colours are more subdued.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Well, you all know my feelings on subdued colours.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
      Well, you all know my feelings on subdued colours.
      No; do tell!

      No! KIDDING! lol.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Hey, this series looks good. i might pick it up. Anybody else interested?

      lol
    1. BillyTheDragon's Avatar
      BillyTheDragon -
      It's about time! I sincerely hope that this Alpha Flight maxi-series will be the first step in bringing back another ongoing series or some sort or regular limited series and specials!
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Billy, I have a feeling that Fred Van Lente and company have a hankering to tell more Alpha tales. So, cross your fingers and toes...
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      and eyes!
      and eyes!
    1. mreeez's Avatar
      mreeez -
      Some Fear Itself Alpha Flight art up on today's Cup O' Joe.

      Look at the posters in the back of the cover.


    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I spy a Puck poster!
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      The Sasquatch one looks like a Byrne drawing!

      - Le Messor
      "I need to add some numbers - where's the complicator?"
      ~ Gretchen Joy Shirey, at age 10