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AlphaFlight.net - Alpha Flight To Return In 2015?
  • Alpha Flight To Return In 2015?

    In this week's Axel-In-Charge column at Comic Book Resources, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso gets asked the following question regarding Alpha Flight:

    Let's wrap the week with a few questions from the CBR Community: macroblaster1999 has taken note on some perceived lower-tier characters getting a spotlight recently at Marvel, and asks, "Are there plans for less-known teams like the Great Lakes Avengers or Alpha Flight?"
    Great Lakes Avengers…?

    "Cannot predict now."
    Alpha Flight…?
    "Signs point to yes."

    Whilst we've had similar sort of hints previously this does look to be a bit more solid and encouraging, although whether it just means guest appearances remains to be seen. However this close to the end of the World war Wendigo arc of Amazing X-Men it sounds like something more could be in the works, possibly as a result of the Secret Wars event?

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    1. Canucklehead's Avatar
      Canucklehead -
      Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
      That would be cool... but then I remember what they did the last time all the Avengers disappeared, during Heroes Reborn.
      Ah yes. Also the last time any real Alpha Flight members appeared in an Avengers book, they were "welcomed" by Michael Pointer...
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      I've always thought Sasquatch, Shaman or Talisman would make great avengers!
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
      I've always thought Sasquatch, Shaman or Talisman would make great avengers!
      In Avengers Forever, Sasquatch was an alternate reality member. (Cameo, no lines.)
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Well, if All-New, All-Different applies the same way it did to X-Men back in the day then we could see an international team of Avengers so we might see a Canadian in it...?
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      Could see Validator make the cut
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Well, if All-New, All-Different applies the same way it did to X-Men back in the day then we could see an international team of Avengers so we might see a Canadian in it...?
      Why not? We did with the X-Men!

      ~ Le Messor
      "Look after it, and it will look after you."
      ~ Jim Papalois
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by -K-M- View Post
      Could see Validator make the cut
      I suppose there's as good a chance as any.
      I have a feeling we won't see again after Hickman leaves though. If she survives.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      So... from the looks of it, like when the regular x-verse ceased publication for 4 months for the AoA, the 616 Universe is going to effectively cease for 4 months as every Universe ever is colliding/incursion-ing/merging to form Battleworld. The heroes are still our heroes, with their history and memories, but in a new planet made up of the remnants of every Universe.
      During this time new series' will launch.
      Where they end up is anyone's guess...
    1. Tawmis's Avatar
      Tawmis -
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7L6...tu.be&t=13m29s

      My impression is - they're rebooting the whole universe, when everything collides. And the result will be a mishmash of worlds and realities called "Battle World." (So Earth is going to be this mess of different pieces; and will no longer really resemble Earth). Heroes will be from all kinds of time lines. And from the video, potentially multiple versions of the same heroes.

      And the video seems to lend to the idea; that all books are being rebooted into this Battleworld. And this this WILL be the new Marvel Universe from here on out.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Yeah, I'm with you on most of that, but not the word 'reboot' as the characters will retain their histories and memories - everything that has happened up till now will still of happened; it'll just be a new status quo.
      I think it'll be put back by September, only, like when X-Man, Dark Beast etc. came over to the 616 when the AoA ended, certain characters will remain in the 'new & improved' 616 that's left in it's wake.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
      the result will be a mishmash of worlds and realities called "Battle World."
      Which is pretty much what happened with the original Secret Wars, only that was alien planets.

      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Yeah, I'm with you on most of that, but not the word 'reboot' as the characters will retain their histories and memories - everything that has happened up till now will still of happened; it'll just be a new status quo.
      I think it'll be put back by September, only, like when X-Man, Dark Beast etc. came over to the 616 when the AoA ended, certain characters will remain in the 'new & improved' 616 that's left in it's wake.
      Agreed.

      ~ Le Messor
      "A modest little person with much to be modest about."
      ~ Winston Churchill
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      That's how they'll bring back Wolverine ... and maybe other characters. Who else died recently?
    1. Tawmis's Avatar
      Tawmis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
      That's how they'll bring back Wolverine ... and maybe other characters. Who else died recently?
      What worries me is seeing multiple of the same character running around. Won't it be a little confusing if regular Hawkeye is running around along with Ultimates Hawkeye running around too?

      Tom Brevoort in the video said, "If we wanted to bring Gwen Stacy back - this is how we'd do it! We could even do four different ones!"

      While I am sure, the "4 different ones" is a jest in regards to Gwen - what would stop them from having 4 different Wolverines running around?

      Now it won't have to just be ONE Wolverine in every book - there can be AoA Wolverine, 616 Wolverine, Ultimates Wolverine, Days of Future Past Wolverine, all a part of different teams...
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Good point, Sypes!
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
      What worries me is seeing multiple of the same character running around. Won't it be a little confusing if regular Hawkeye is running around along with Ultimates Hawkeye running around too?
      Possibly. I've already seen a Spider-Gwen book advertised.

      Then again, we've already had two Beasts, two Cables, and two Nighthawks running around. (But, yeah, they'll totally use this to fill their books with a plethora of Wolverines.)

      ~ Le Messor
      "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
      ~ Jim Morrison
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      Wouldn't it be (somewhat) cool if Wolverine came back from another universe and he was the leader of Alpha Flight? He had stayed in Weapon X and created Alpha Flight, and now there would be a book of Wolverine and Alpha Flight. New members, old ones etc, all tied in with Wolverine.

      I always thought he was over exposed, but if he's gonna be in every freaking book again, put him in an Alpha Flight book and let's sale / buy that baby.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Come to think of it, they're already advertising a book called Wolverines.
      (From the one image I've seen, I recognise Mystique, Sabretooth, and Deathstrike. Katana guy and molten metal guy (Cypher?) I don't.)

      ~ Le Messor
      "A person is known by the company he keeps."
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
      My impression is - they're rebooting the whole universe, when everything collides.
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Yeah, I'm with you on most of that, but not the word 'reboot' as the characters will retain their histories and memories - everything that has happened up till now will still of happened; it'll just be a new status quo.
      http://www.mania.com/first-look-marv...le_141210.html

      Also, shouldn't all this discussion be on this thread?

      ~ Le Messor
      "I guess we can't get mad at Victor for bringing Sparky back to life."
      ~ Frankenweenie
    1. Canucklehead's Avatar
      Canucklehead -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
      Wouldn't it be (somewhat) cool if Wolverine came back from another universe and he was the leader of Alpha Flight? He had stayed in Weapon X and created Alpha Flight, and now there would be a book of Wolverine and Alpha Flight. New members, old ones etc, all tied in with Wolverine.

      I always thought he was over exposed, but if he's gonna be in every freaking book again, put him in an Alpha Flight book and let's sale / buy that baby.
      I thought something similar. They're currently selling multiple X-Men titles without Wolverine and a Wolverine book with multiple replacement characters. They could easily restart the MU with Wolvie and Alpha Flight (which would obviously help it sell more then 12 issues) and Multiple X-Men titles with those replacement Wolvies. Help spread the wealth.
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      Did the original question on cbr just refer to alpha flight appearing in amazing x-men or something else?