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AlphaFlight.net - First Look At Alpha Flight #2 *spoilers*
  • First Look At Alpha Flight #2 *Spoilers* (UPDATED)


    Possible spoilers at the link, click at your own risk.

    Press Release

    Puck Returns In ALPHA FLIGHT #2!

    Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Alpha Flight #2, from the writing tag-team of Fred Van Lente & Greg Pak, and superstar artist Dale Eaglesham! Branded as traitors and trapped deep within Department H, Alpha Flight confronts a horrifying betrayal and Puck makes his shocking return to the Marvel Universe! Get in on the action this July, only in Alpha Flight #2!







    ALPHA FLIGHT #2 (of 7) (MAY110588 )
    ALPHA FLIGHT #2 (of 7) EAGLESHAM VARIANT (MAY110589)
    Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
    Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
    Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
    Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
    Rated T+…$2.99
    FOC—6/20/11, On Sale—7/27/11


    Well...now I'm a little creeped out and unsure if this is a good thing or not. But hey, look...competently-written speedster powers!




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    Comments 70 Comments
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I like the way the 4th panel is central. It makes the talk of hell and cutting souls more dramatic.
      I hadn't even noticed the extra panel till you pointed it out, to be fair.
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      That small panel seems superfluous and there seems no reason for it. Maybe it is just there for filler as it could diminish the impact of the central panel if incorporated into that. Maybe that small panel has some significance, but I can't see what.
    1. Ahab's Avatar
      Ahab -
      What is happening on the first page of the previews? It appears that Guardian is exiting the side of a building and heading towards another (Parliament?) and then the next panel shows Vindicator towing an unconcsious Guardian to the same building. Is it to suggest that there is someone else now impersonating Guardian (in another Guardian suit) while he is imprisoned? Or am I just dense and not following the panels?
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      I took that as Guardian was already unconcious and Heather is taking him out of the building by controlling his suit cybernetically (or something) like that.)
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Quote Originally Posted by DelBubs View Post
      That small panel seems superfluous and there seems no reason for it. Maybe it is just there for filler as it could diminish the impact of the central panel if incorporated into that. Maybe that small panel has some significance, but I can't see what.
      Maybe it's one of the Great Beasts, cleverly disguised. Maybe a new one we haven't seen yet?
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      Qigooq the Crusher!

      It seem so cute, though. It could be a demon pet that followed Puck out of Hell into our world.
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      Squiggles the Demon Pet

      On the other hand it seems to radiate immense power, as if it were a mystical object from long ago.
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      The Ancient Roof Tile of Agamotto

      Wild guesses, of course. I do agree that it has some significance, but I think it's far more important than you suspect. The entire Alpha Flight series could hinge on its very existence!!!
    1. Garry/Al-Fan's Avatar
      Garry/Al-Fan -
      As you can probably tell, I'm not a completist and don't have Dark X-Men: The Beginning # 3. My main point, though, is Northstar's okay, but Aurora's just a crazy loon...that's not going to work very well. Sorry.
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      Maybe it's one of the Great Beasts, cleverly disguised. Maybe a new one we haven't seen yet?
      Attachment 1224
      Qigooq the Crusher!

      It seem so cute, though. It could be a demon pet that followed Puck out of Hell into our world.
      Attachment 1224
      Squiggles the Demon Pet

      On the other hand it seems to radiate immense power, as if it were a mystical object from long ago.
      Attachment 1224
      The Ancient Roof Tile of Agamotto

      Wild guesses, of course. I do agree that it has some significance, but I think it's far more important than you suspect. The entire Alpha Flight series could hinge on its very existence!!!
      Is there a specific roof tile that is native to Canada? If so it could be Snowbird in disguise.
    1. Legerd's Avatar
      Legerd -
      I think it's a visual metaphor meaning: Puck's cracked up. Either that, or Dale has a roofing business on the side and he's slipping subconscious advertising into his artwork.
    1. Ahab's Avatar
      Ahab -
      They said that there would be other guests from the Marvel Universe in this series. Clearly it is an appearance by

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      the Thing. I can't believe everyone missed this.
    1. suzene's Avatar
      suzene -
      Quote Originally Posted by Garry/Al-Fan View Post
      As you can probably tell, I'm not a completist and don't have Dark X-Men: The Beginning # 3. My main point, though, is Northstar's okay, but Aurora's just a crazy loon...that's not going to work very well. Sorry.
      Works for me. Aurora's struggling not just with keeping her DID under control, but with the potential of having her only family -- no matter how well-intentioned -- infantalizing her and casting doubt on her ability to cope with living the life that has always offered her more freedom than any other. And the worst part is, he might be right. It may not be a punch-up, but I always have enjoyed that tension between the twins.
    1. Wolfie's Avatar
      Wolfie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      GAH!
      Release date put back from 13th July to 27th
      I'm impatient

      I do love that slightly maniacal Puckster! Cannot wait for some interaction with him and the big shaggy carpet!
      Whaaat?! I didn't even know that! I don't know why they keep changing the release dates... We're exactly on schedule as far as I know on our end. Maybe it has to do with the Fear Itself event, i.e. that we can't reveal something in AF before something else comes out...
    1. Garry/Al-Fan's Avatar
      Garry/Al-Fan -
      Alpha Flight volume 4, number 1 is the best that MARVEL can do.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
      Whaaat?! I didn't even know that! I don't know why they keep changing the release dates... We're exactly on schedule as far as I know on our end. Maybe it has to do with the Fear Itself event, i.e. that we can't reveal something in AF before something else comes out...
      It might be a mistake, just seems unlikely if they're including it in the press release.
    1. Wolfie's Avatar
      Wolfie -
      Oh, and I just asked Dale about the little tile panel, and he says it was just a design element, a visual continuation of the panel to the right. It's the kind of art deco thing he likes to put in once in a while.

      And btw, it's pretty rare that you'll find something in his art that's accidental -- there's almost always a reason for everything.

      Wolfie
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
      Oh, and I just asked Dale about the little tile panel, and he says it was just a design element, a visual continuation of the panel to the right. It's the kind of art deco thing he likes to put in once in a while.

      And btw, it's pretty rare that you'll find something in his art that's accidental -- there's almost always a reason for everything.

      Wolfie
      I had money on it being subliminal messaging Art decor works though and it fits the page nicely.
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Ah, so no chance of a commission piece of the Roof Tile? It's my new favorite Alpha Flight member! Or, Alpha Flight villain, not sure which one yet... I just know it's my favorite!
    1. Wolfie's Avatar
      Wolfie -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      Ah, so no chance of a commission piece of the Roof Tile? It's my new favorite Alpha Flight member! Or, Alpha Flight villain, not sure which one yet... I just know it's my favorite!
      ROFLMAO!! And I just laughed out loud when I saw DelBub's new avatar -- you guys rock!
    1. Wolfie's Avatar
      Wolfie -
      P.S. This is how great inside jokes get started. When Dale was on Green Lantern way-back-when, he drew a character in a crowd scene that for some reason people latched on to. It was a rather rotund young man, dancing... He became known as The Blissful Dancing Fat Kid, and Dale started putting him in backgrounds whenever he could. I seem to remember he even drew an alien version of him when he was at CrossGen working on Sigil.

    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      I believe John Byrne does something similar with a bald bearded gent in his comics. Over here we have 'Viz' comic where the artists on various strips try to sneak in a depiction of a sports pundit called 'Jimmy Hill'. Readers get a monetary reward if they spot him.
    1. Ahab's Avatar
      Ahab -
      Well, the whole idea would be great if Dale started including "Rocksie" in more scenes, as I'm sure this character (whether hero or villain) would catch on - but there really is no point, as Marvel editrorial has made it clear that the majority of mutants have been depowered...