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    ALPHA FLIGHT #4(of 8 )
    Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
    Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM
    Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
    Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

    The fight against the Flight continues! As our heroes fight to survive their own country hunting them down the traitorous Vindicator creates a team of her own, gathering a group of former enemies of Alpha Flight into the deadly ALPHA STRIKE!
    However, the remaining Alphans reach out to some unusual allies of their own. Marvel All-Stars Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with artist extraordinaire Dale Eaglesham, continue their highly-anticipated resurrection of the fan favorite title, ALPHA FLIGHT!

    Marvel have issued a preview of this issues recap page;

    Comments 28 Comments
    1. varo's Avatar
      varo -
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -

      I love this series
    1. Ahab's Avatar
      Ahab -
      This leaves a sick feeling in my stomach. I pity Heather when she realizes what she has done.
    1. Sasquatch17's Avatar
      Sasquatch17 -

      Vindicator is badass!

      I really hope AF goes past 8 issues!
    1. Alphan East's Avatar
      Alphan East -
      I'm really hoping that Heather is being brainwashed/controlled, something. She has always been one of my favourites in the Flight, I cannot see her doing this on her own. Even so, I am absolutely loving this series... keep it coming.
    1. Legerd's Avatar
      Legerd -
      No matter how this unfolds, poor little Claire is going to be messed up.

      On the other hand, a double murder that endangered a child never looked so good! Can't wait for this issue to come out.
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      Amazing! I am so excited! I loved Heather before, but adore her now! When is this issue out?
    1. DaVeO's Avatar
      DaVeO -
      I cannot believe that in 2011 I will have been able to say that Alpha Flight, Cloak and Dagger, New Mutants, Heroes for Hire and The Defenders have been in my file box. This is the Marvel I grew up with, anyhow the series is fantastic I just hope it stays in the top 100 throughout and Marvel can lock most of the creative team in if it continues.
    1. cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
      cmdrkoenig67 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alphan East View Post
      I'm really hoping that Heather is being brainwashed/controlled, something. She has always been one of my favourites in the Flight, I cannot see her doing this on her own. Even so, I am absolutely loving this series... keep it coming.
      Heather is definitely off her nut...She sees Ranark and the Wendigo as heroes and Alpha Flight as enemies, she also knows she's serving some ancient "of the Earth" being. I don't see how she can be a superhero after this...And I hate that.

      I also don't see murdering people as being badass or how it makes Heather more awesome. It's awful.

    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      I always felt that AF needed a true real enemy. One they would fear because they know him/her and him/her would know them. Most enemies that AF had were pretty sad (The Master... OF THE WORLD, come on!, The Dreamqueen, bah!). Heather is the perfect choice for it. I, unlike most people here, really hope she is not brainwashed/controlled. The most interesting characters are the ones you love to hate, and right now, I love hating Heather for what she's doing
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      For me, it's an interesting plot device.
      I don't see her as a villain or evil, but I do think she's being brainwashed.
      I always preferred Heather as behind the scenes rather than in a costume so I can see her retiring from being a Superhero after this. Probably forgiven pardonned for her crimes due to being brainwashed & in reocgnition of all the good things she's done for the country/the world.
      She'll be the person hardest on herself.
      That'll possibly make her more of a behind the scenes person, making sure that Dept. H doesn't become corrupt again. At most being a government liason while Mac fights the good fight.
    1. Centurymanstillsucks's Avatar
      Oh snap at 1st glance I thought Vindicator was holding Puck's stuffed animal, why that sick ... I was pleasantly relieved those pig-tails weren't soft floppy ears at all. Great sneak peak. I am just blown away in the art work.

      Alpha Strike hmmm maybe if Flight doesn't get picked up they could snip off a Strike run. Wendigo Citadel Ranark = Sasquatch Box Shaman pronounced sha' man like don't squeeze they... if your old enough to remember Mr. Wimple Oh I smell a fight a brewin' and my money is on the under utilized Snowbird with all her potential please figure out a way to include more of her. Course Shaman could carry his own book as well but that's a different story.

      Always been a fan of Purple Girl and now that she has grown up skys the limits.

      Still vigilant till Century man makes his return
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Centurymanstillsucks View Post
      Shaman pronounced sha' man like don't squeeze the... if you're old enough to remember Mr. Wimple
      I don't, but I do remember the song:
      "Better squeeze all the Charmin you can, while Mr. Wimple's not around!"
    1. Centurymanstillsucks's Avatar
      Well then the way the old lady dragged out charmin that's how I like to say it. Right or wrong reading it like a 80 year old lady always makes me giggle
    1. cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
      cmdrkoenig67 -
      Who is Century Man? I take it, you mean Centennial?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      So, I was reading an hardcover (one of the Marvel Premiere Classics I collect) of Captain America ('To Serve And Protect', which I think is the one where he takes a job as a waiter by day), when I noticed the art in a particular issue had this distinctive effect going for it. Looked pretty cool. I couldn't help wondering if that was the same 'pencils only, no inks' thing Dale mentioned he'd be doing. Took me a while to figure out to do it, but I decided to check the credits and see if there was an inker.
      Then I thought, yep, that's exactly what the upcoming art on Alpha Flight will look like!
      Yeah, it turned out Dale was the artist on that issue (I'd thought the only artist in the hardcover was Ron Garney, because of the cover credit).

      ... I just thought it was kind of cool.

      - Le Messor
      "The real voyage of discovery is not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
      ~ Marcel Proust
    1. Wildcard's Avatar
      Wildcard -
      Is there any word on the publishing date for this issue yet? Ive looked around but not seen one.
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Issue #4 is supposed to be published Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Diamond still have it listed for next week so we should get previews tomorrow.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Next week?
      That's tomorrow!