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    Personally, I really enjoyed the first issue. I tried to come into it with a fresh perspective. It's not the old Alpha, and it may never be. As it stands, it's a new comic with an old favorite that I thought was a refreshing read. I'm looking forward to #2.
    I'm still of the mind that Lobdell is going to do something dastardly at the end of this arc. I think that he either created a red herring by saying that he wants to do a spin-off, and is planning on sacrificing the original team for the new one OR the new one is going to be sacrificed, which would be a total shocker. The last time a shocking death of that magnitude occurred was in AF #12. Who would think after setting up the new team, that they would all die to be replaced by the originals?
    I may be way off base, but I guess it comes from reading comics and seeing movies with "twist" endings. There's only so may things that you could do that has never been done in a comic before so I'm really reaching for new endings...

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    Who's to say that he's looking for a new ending, rather than just a new beginning. A fresh start with no baggage to draw in new readers is a good plan. Splash in enough of the origonals to keep us old-timers happy, long enough to lauch a separate book of the oldies, once enough newbies are hooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab
    Personally, I really enjoyed the first issue. I tried to come into it with a fresh perspective. It's not the old Alpha, and it may never be. As it stands, it's a new comic with an old favorite that I thought was a refreshing read. I'm looking forward to #2.
    I'm still of the mind that Lobdell is going to do something dastardly at the end of this arc. I think that he either created a red herring by saying that he wants to do a spin-off, and is planning on sacrificing the original team for the new one OR the new one is going to be sacrificed, which would be a total shocker. The last time a shocking death of that magnitude occurred was in AF #12. Who would think after setting up the new team, that they would all die to be replaced by the originals?
    I may be way off base, but I guess it comes from reading comics and seeing movies with "twist" endings. There's only so may things that you could do that has never been done in a comic before so I'm really reaching for new endings...

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    I hope that you're right. I guess I'm just a skeptic with the whole "sophie's choice" thing that Lobdell mentioned will happen at the end of this arc. Ever since they killed off Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the same show where she finally was shown in the credits as a full-time cast member (a brilliant move on Joss Whedon's part to completely throw everyone off on who was going to die), I tend to be a little skeptical regarding anything too good to be true. The whole spin-off idea is too good to be true, IMHO. An Alpha Flight franchise? Who here wouldn't love that? Guess I'm just not about to get my hopes up until it is a reality!

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    "sophies choice: thing?


    (what does sophies choice mean?)

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    I thought that whole Uncanny Alpha Flight spin off thing (with the original AF) was just a joke or throw away line. I can't really think that they are planning a spin-off just yet for a comic-book which has only just started.

    Let us see how this books pans out. I have yet to read the first issue, but I'm already suitably interested in the characters not to want them all to get killed off after the first few issues, but we shall see...

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    Well, in an interview with Lobdell, it does seem that he is actually going to start "Uncanny Alpha Flight"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck
    "sophies choice: thing?


    (what does sophies choice mean?)
    In the movie "Sophie's Choice" a mother had to choose which one of her offspring would live and which would die in the concentration camp. It was heart-wrenching. Lobdell said that a decision of that nature would be occurring in issue #6, which can only bode ill for someone or someones on one of the teams.

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    Eek! Puck better live, I think he might let go of Centennial and Puck
    he better not! so did he say if they were actually going to die or just not be on the team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck
    so did he say if they were actually going to die or just not be on the team?
    He really didn't go into much detail - just said that a big "Sophie's Choice" decision was going to be made, unlike anything that has been seen in comics before. I'm just being pessimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab
    Quote Originally Posted by Puck
    so did he say if they were actually going to die or just not be on the team?
    He really didn't go into much detail - just said that a big "Sophie's Choice" decision was going to be made, unlike anything that has been seen in comics before. I'm just being pessimistic.
    Pure speculation here, but I reckon that Centinniel will turn out to be Macs dad, just as they are getting to know each other, Centinnial develops severe incontinence and drowns in bed. The Sophies choice aspect, will be whether to bury his Pa, or sell him for medical experimentation.

    I've never seen anything like that in comics before.
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    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

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    Hey with ideas like that Marvel might just headhunt you to write Uncanny Alpha Flight (or another title, possibly something with an X in the title)!!!

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    My ideas are to similar to Austens in regards the X. He learnt all his great ideas from me you know.
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    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

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    Oh dear, well consider us all forwarned - does this mean that when you take over writing Alpha Flight you'll be paying homage to the Bard (perhaps with a bawdy romp version of King Leah, with Aurora playing the part of all three daughters?) and having a storyline where Puck attempts to become head of the Ontario branch of the Moonies????

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetleblack
    Oh dear, well consider us all forwarned - does this mean that when you take over writing Alpha Flight you'll be paying homage to the Bard (perhaps with a bawdy romp version of King Leah, with Aurora playing the part of all three daughters?) and having a storyline where Puck attempts to become head of the Ontario branch of the Moonies????
    That bloody Rich Johnson, can't keep nothing secret when he's about
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    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

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    the only problem i am having with this series (well, issue 1) is how lobdell is trying to inject his own humor into the book (ask jeffers.com, the lol line) rather than the humor coming from the characters, which made the jla run funny. i hope he relaxes with this a little.

    but i am pysched to see where this series goes, i think he layed a good foundation, i just hope he didn't turn off to many readers with the first issue.

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