• Coming Soon In Alpha Flight Part 2

    Following on from yesterday's Wolverine teaser Marvel today issued another Press Release:

    "Alpha Flight is now an ongoing series, but can the team hold it together as a betrayal comes to blows?"



    Join the conversation on Twitter with #AlphaFlight

    ALPHA FLIGHT #5 (AUG110634)
    Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
    Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
    Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
    FOC 9/19/11, ON-SALE 10/12/11

    ALPHA FLIGHT #6 (SEP110563)
    Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
    Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
    Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
    FOC 10/31/11, ON-SALE 11/23/11

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    Note the 2012 date.
    So that fits with the sequence we've seen so far so this should be the cover for #8 on sale in January.
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. varo's Avatar
      varo -
      well, one thing is for sure, marvel is pushing this series. that is one thing we can't complain about. i love the various artists on the covers, but yu's sasquatch is downright ugly.
    1. DaVeO's Avatar
      DaVeO -
      Hmmm. Now the questions here are which personality is in charge of Aurora and who is Sasquatch on the side of?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by varo View Post
      yu's sasquatch is downright ugly.
      I quite like it.
      It's an angry Sasquatch. Quite fitting for here.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      I quite like it.
      It's an angry Sasquatch. Quite fitting for here.
      Looks like a mop. Seen worse (believe me, we've seen worse!).
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      I'm getting the betrayal thing. Jeanne Marie masquerading, betraying Northstar (opinion), but what does Wolvie need to avenge?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I think it's more the fact he's an Avenge-r.
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      Ambiguous, but feasible
    1. Alphan East's Avatar
      Alphan East -
      I'm guessing if Marvel is putting effort into hyping this, it bodes well for Alpha fans.
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Am disappointed by rounded ears on Northstar and Aurora. This is going to be a cover to an actual issue? Terrible! Someone get Mark Paniccia on the horn and get some power-Editor action!! There's just no way Marvel can publish that image as a cover with such a glaring error!
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Am disappointed by rounded ears on Northstar and Aurora.
      Good catch!
    1. batman_von_gein's Avatar
      batman_von_gein -
      sasquatch kinda reminds me of a mean ludo in that picture. like the cover tho other then the ears on the twins
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
      Looks like a mop. Seen worse (believe me, we've seen worse!).
      We have, but I'm going with ugly. More than just anger, he's off-model; too much mop hair.
      I can see where the 'Ludo' comment came from, but I don't particularly agree. Ludo is whimsical and sweet, this is... not.

      There's been stuff published before with the twins having rounded ears.

      - Le Messor
      "I'd love to, but I'm teaching my ferret to yodel."
    1. Mokole's Avatar
      Mokole -
      I tell you, looks like more fun!
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
      too much mop hair.
      Makes me wonder; where exactly does a Great Beast go to to get his hair cut?
      The amount of time Walt's spent as Sasquatch would've grown his hair quite considerably.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      The amount of time Walt's spent as Sasquatch would've grown his hair quite considerably.
      As a mystical being, who says Sas' hair would grow at all?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
      As a mystical being, who says Sas' hair would grow at all?
      Oh yeah, I get that.
      I was just recalling that any injuries he sustains as Sasquatch have to heal, rather than just changing to human and then back to beast and being as good as new so by that logic there'd be scope for hair growth.
      It wasn't a serious thought, just a little quirk.
      Same thing for Beast and Wolverine etc.
    1. DelBubs's Avatar
      DelBubs -
      If Wolverine was to get a hair cut, would his healing factor not take it back to what it was before the perm?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by DelBubs View Post
      If Wolverine was to get a hair cut, would his healing factor not take it back to what it was before the perm?
      Taken seriously; no, on account of hair is dead tissue.
      ... then again, it does grow back when it's, say, burned off.

      Most animals, even non-mystical ones, have limits to their hair length. Even humans do, on their arms and legs; just not their head hair.
      I figure that applies to Sasquatch.

      - Le Messor
      "I'd love to, but the last time I went, I never came back."
    1. DIGGER's Avatar
      DIGGER -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Makes me wonder; where exactly does a Great Beast go to to get his hair cut?
      The amount of time Walt's spent as Sasquatch would've grown his hair quite considerably.
      He probably goes to FANTASTIC SAS.

      DIGGER
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      That's the thing though, human head hair grows at a rate of 0.4mm a day approximately (within it's cycles) so with Wolverine's healing factor it'd be constantly growing and even the dead tissue would regenerate.
      Similar sort of thing with finger & toenails perhaps.

      And yeah, I know it's comics so you have to overlook some sense of normality for the sake of artistic license, but it amuses me.