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    The Omega Flight entry, added in the 2009 version is also included, and is a full page, including various incarnations of the Omega Flight team, up to and including the recent Omega Flight team from Avengers #10 with Validator, Kingdom, Boxx and a Wendigo.
    Does it say anything of interest about this newest OF team? Any more info about who the members are, where they came from, etc?
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    It lists the members and says that Validator was the only surviving member after Regina, SK. Note that this DK book isn't canon so we can't use that as confirmation the other three died.

    And Le Messor, the version you have is the 2009 version, which does not have the Pathway entry. It has a Laura Dean entry with an illustration of Puck (Zuzha Yu).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    It lists the members and says that Validator was the only surviving member after Regina, SK. Note that this DK book isn't canon so we can't use that as confirmation the other three died.
    I'd take #10 as confirmation personally.
    It says the Boxx unit was 'Lost', we saw Wendigo getting pulled apart with the tagline 'Mission Failure' and Kingdom getting shot with the tagline 'Kingdom Prime Terminal'

    After the end of #10, Validator is alone in #14 and mentioned singularly in Avengers World #1.

    But hey - comics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    And Le Messor, the version you have is the 2009 version, which does not have the Pathway entry. It has a Laura Dean entry with an illustration of Puck (Zuzha Yu).
    Hmm... You're half-right. It's got her under 'Dean, Laura', but that's her pictured. It's a Pat Broderick pic, I think, with Laura in the uniform BF wore at the time, and looking over-muscled and very, very buxom for a child. (It was the 90's.)
    It's definitely not Puck II; the girlwoman in my encyclopaedia is black.

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    OK that's good! DK must have re-printed the 2009 version with that correction. It's nice to know someone fixed it!
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    Yeah! And nicer to know my copy is fixed.
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    That actually turned out better than I expected! (Very hard to line it up, and the pic is next to the margin in a hardcover.)

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    DK came out with another book today. It's Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art.

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    It's huge. According to DK it's 320 pages, 9.88 x 13.38in, and it weighs a ton. Well, not really a ton but it's heavy.
    Here's a link to the DK page:
    http://us.dk.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay...20404,00.html#

    OK So is Alpha Flight in it? You bet! Here's what we got:

    p98 Aurora on the cover of Alpha Flight v1 #3 w/a blurb in the Featured Artist section for John Byrne 1/9 page size


    p146 Snowbird cover of UXM #139 in polar bear form 1/4 page size


    That's the Bronze Age section. In the Modern Age 1986-present section:


    p292 Puck cover of Wolverine #35 1/4 page size


    p304 AoA Wild Child on cover of X-Men Alpha (non foil image - 1/2 page size because it's a wraparound cover)


    p317 Puck cover of Uncanny X-Force #1 1/4 page size

    The selection of covers in this book is a bit strange. I think it's more of an artist showcase than a 75 year journey through major comic books in the Marvel Universe. Consider it more like a curated presentation. For instance, the Wolverine #35 cover mentioned above, which really doesn't stand out as one of the best covers [even in that series!], was presented to show how Lady Deathstrike was portrayed by Marc Silvestri. It comes in a big slipcase and has 2 bonus prints. I recommend getting it if you like very large unwieldy books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    p98 Aurora on the cover of Alpha Flight v1 #3 w/a blurb in the Featured Artist section for John Byrne 1/9 page size
    That is one classic cover!

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    I recommend getting it if you like very large unwieldy books.
    I do! Great for hitting people!

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