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AlphaFlight.net - Flashback Fridays - August 16th 2013 Edition
  • Flashback Fridays - August 16th 2013 Edition



    Welcome to another edition of Flashback Fridays, the column where we take a trip back in time through the chart-topping highs and murky depths of Alpha-lore.

    Without further ado here's this week's panel(s)...


    Plot - Scott Lobdell, Script - Simon Furman, Pencils - Pat Broderick, Inks - Bruce Patterson, Colours - Bob Sharen, Letters - Janice Chang


    Taken from 1992's retcon-tastic Alpha Flight Special, this final page always sticks with me for it's montage of the Volume One cast and those final words - "There will always be an Alpha Flight"


    If you've got a panel/page of an Alpha Appearance you'd like featured in a future edition of Flashback Fridays PM or e-mail me with either a .jpg or title/issue/page/panel number of your choice. You don't have to give a reason and you can remain anonymous if you wish.

    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Great stuff, Phil, as per usual! Anybody notice the notable Alpha-exceptions to the picture? Tis also interesting how some of the figures have larger proportions or are just drawn larger than others; makes the picture seem a little skewed. Out of curiosity, who was the artist on this?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      As listed above, Pat Broderick/Bruce Patterson.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Whoops, missed that part. Hm...artists don't sound all that familiar. Did they do any big/important projects/books that we are aware of? or was this another case of Alpha titles getting artists that no one had heard of and who wouldn't draw anybody to the comic?
    1. Alphan East's Avatar
      Alphan East -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
      Anybody notice the notable Alpha-exceptions to the picture?
      Is it just me, or is Talisman absent from this picture ?

      Always enjoyed that page by the way... really enjoyed that Special as well. Thought it was very well done and well written.
    1. DIGGER's Avatar
      DIGGER -
      Okay everybody.....look left!
    1. after3's Avatar
      after3 -
      I love this issue and I really love this pic. great choice, thanks for posting.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alphan East View Post
      Is it just me, or is Talisman absent from this picture ?
      And Northstar. Figured that'd be the first one people (didn't) notice(d).
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Northstar's between Windshear & Box.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Northstar's between Windshear & Box.
      a) hardly looks like him
      b) he's never been that muscular, that's ridiculous
      c) you're right, I'm wrong
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      It was the 90's; it was an easy mistake to make.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      I must be confused with a different montage image. I thought Talisman was in there, but she isn't.

      But, yeah, that is a good AF history pic!

      ~ Le Messor
      "Life is a forge, and the purest metal comes from the hottest fire."
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      Glad Wyre wasn't added, he was tuuuuuuurible. Though I don't think he appeared in the comics yet when this came out.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      He had; this was released after #130.
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      Oh then I'm even more grateful they didn't include him then haha
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      What if Wyre formed a team with Chord and Cable?
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      They would be named the Electric Company
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Yeah, but then Spider-Man would have to join; but he could only speak in word balloons, even in the live action movie.
    1. ZRDaugharty's Avatar
      ZRDaugharty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
      a) hardly looks like him
      b) he's never been that muscular, that's ridiculous
      c) you're right, I'm wrong
      I like it best when Northstar is made out to be about the same size and build as Nightwing.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZRDaugharty View Post
      I like it best when Northstar is made out to be about the same size and build as Nightwing.
      Yes! That's so true.
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      Most of the boys in the above pictures are overbuff... Northstar, Manikin!, Shaman, Guardian, Puck!!!