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  • Alpha Flight 0.1 Lettered Preview at CBR


    Comic Book Resources have an EXCLUSIVE preview of next weeks Alpha Flight #0.1 from the creative team of writers Fred Van Lente & Greg Pak and artist Ben Oliver, with a cover by Phil Jimenez.

    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 Ben Oliver: 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? DO YOU FEAR...YOUR COUNTRY TURNING ON YOU?

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    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I like the intro page covering the details of Chaos War for people who didn't pick that up.

      Good to see Shaman's 'astral form' being used.
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      They must have done so much research. Anne Mackenzie (what was I whinging about in a review ). Astral form and the call implant. Being sentimental and not meaning to diss all those who tried to make Alpha great again, this should have been vol 2.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Mate, so far this is #131 as far as I'm concerned....
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      Being pedantic #132 with Chaos War One Shot as #131
    1. cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
      cmdrkoenig67 -
      Looks fantastic!

      Dana
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      I'm going to pick a few nits about the Shaman page: First of all, TWOYOUNGMEN

      Secondly, he didn't have a signal implant. Already discussed HERE but I'll list it again for those too lazy to click:


      The list of recipients of the original Dept H microchip implant is:

      Mac (probably not)
      Heather NO
      Shaman NO
      Snowbird NO
      Sasquatch YES (later destroyed when his body crumbled)
      Aurora YES
      Northstar YES (removed)
      Puck YES
      Marrina NO (amulet only)
      + anyone else after that NO

      So Shaman must have gotten one implanted, which is hard for me to understand.
      (Heather must have gotten one implanted too, but it might be a cybernetic suit thingy, dunno)

      Thirdly, the astral form - from how I've usually seen astral forms, the body sits still and is in a coma-like or otherwise suspended state while he consciousness flies off... I don't see how he can do the surgery and be in astral form at the same time.

      Except for that, loved the other pages. Also loved the green jumpsuit for Walter which we haven't seen in like, forever.
    1. sengsterooney's Avatar
      sengsterooney -
      This is awesome beyond words. From the classic "call to arms" alert, to the establishment of what is to come with the Unity Party -- this is true to form Alpha Flight. Pak and Van Lente have done a fantastic job with characterisation.

      I'd almost expect it to end with Puck saying "I busted my buns to get into Alpha Flight, there'd better be an Alpha Flight!"

      Only a week to go to Alpha awesomeness!
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      I like it. Although I think Oliver's Sasquatch looks more like Rahne that Walter.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      Thirdly, the astral form - from how I've usually seen astral forms, the body sits still and is in a coma-like or otherwise suspended state while he consciousness flies off... I don't see how he can do the surgery and be in astral form at the same time.
      It just means Shaman is more powerful than Xavier!
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      The typical astral form I was thinking of was more like the magic-type as demonstrated by Dr. Strange, not the telepathic-type as demonstrated by Xavier. I think it would make more sense to compare Shaman to Dr. Strange's power set than to Xavier's mutant powers.

      But I do agree with you that Shaman is more powerful than Xavier. The guy frakkin saved a town from a nuclear explosion once!! (ref. Avengers #321-4 Crossing Line arc) and just basically can kick baldy's butt in a fight, wheelchair or not.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Then Shaman is more powerful than Strange!
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Then Shaman is more powerful than Strange!
      I've never found Shaman to be strange. Oh, a bit distant at times in his family relations, maybe a tad 'weird' with all the magical stuff he pulls from his magic handbag, but never strange.
    1. cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
      cmdrkoenig67 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      I'm going to pick a few nits about the Shaman page: First of all, TWOYOUNGMEN

      Secondly, he didn't have a signal implant. Already discussed HERE but I'll list it again for those too lazy to click:


      The list of recipients of the original Dept H microchip implant is:

      Mac (probably not)
      Heather NO
      Shaman NO
      Snowbird NO
      Sasquatch YES (later destroyed when his body crumbled)
      Aurora YES
      Northstar YES (removed)
      Puck YES
      Marrina NO (amulet only)
      + anyone else after that NO

      So Shaman must have gotten one implanted, which is hard for me to understand.
      (Heather must have gotten one implanted too, but it might be a cybernetic suit thingy, dunno)

      Thirdly, the astral form - from how I've usually seen astral forms, the body sits still and is in a coma-like or otherwise suspended state while he consciousness flies off... I don't see how he can do the surgery and be in astral form at the same time.

      Except for that, loved the other pages. Also loved the green jumpsuit for Walter which we haven't seen in like, forever.
      Maybe all of the team got implants after the resurrection and Alpha Flight re-formed? Although, we don't know if Northstar has one again or not.

      Originally, Snowbird couldn't have one put in because it was stated if she bled something bad would happen or some such (although she bled during the battle with Kolomaq and healed herself after)...There's no indication from the preview that she has an implant now...Same with Walter. I believe Mac did originally have an implant (issue #11, which he used to signal Shaman), as did Shaman (issue#12, who then activated the rest of the team's implants)...if I'm reading that correctly. I don't recall it ever being officially stated that Shaman didn't have the implant.

      I don't understand the misspelling of Shaman's last name, though...It's just common sense that his name would be Twoyoungmen (Two-young-men)...Twoyoungman makes very little sense.

      Dana