Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 59

Thread: Article: Alpha Flight To End With #8 *SPOILERS FOR #4* *UPDATED*

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default Article: Alpha Flight #8 Solicitation

    Del

    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!

  2. #2
    Administrator Department H
    rplass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USS Enterprise
    Posts
    2,792

    Default

    I don't know what's worse.... Northstar's rounded ear on that cover or the reversal of the ongoing series. Probably the rounded ear, because it's not an impersonal business decision.

    Oh well, that sucks that we are back to an 8-issue maxi seriries again, but we all know Fred, Greg and Dale gave us 100pct.

    Alpha Flight is the greatest super-hero team the world has ever known. This series has only made them better, so let's hope volume 5 is not far off!

  3. #3
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    I doubt/hope it's not the last we've seen of them. The news out of Marvel has been pretty down for the last couple of days. 15 staff laid off and whispers of other austerity cuts in the pipeline.

  4. #4
    Administrator Department H
    Phil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    9,073

    Default

    I'm pretty much close to just forgetting all about comics now.

  5. #5
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    Given that Alpha Flight was the only reason I took that long trip to Romford. I really cannot see any other reason to put myself out. I'll probably pick up X-Club in TPB, but Marvel isn't offering anything else to keep me interested.

  6. #6
    Gamma Flight
    sengsterooney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    142

    Default

    Sucks balls! (pardon my French). I only found this on the Newsarama January previews and thought "What the F" - have they made a mistake, then came here and it's confirmed my fears.

  7. #7
    Alpha Flight
    Canucklehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Moncton
    Posts
    722

    Default

    This was the only book Marvel hadn't alienated me from. Why would they surprisingly announce an ongoing only to cancel it at that very issue? Seriously. Are they TRYING to piss people off?

  8. #8
    Alphamaniac Alpha Flight
    cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    State O' Maine
    Posts
    2,581

    Default

    Are you freaking kidding me? Why the heck is Marvel doing this, when they said already its an ongoing?...Give the book a chance! I feel like swearing a blue streak, but I'll behave.

    Dana
    Last edited by cmdrkoenig67; 10-21-2011 at 08:04 PM.

  9. #9
    New Recruit
    kingdomofevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Only two months ago, they were at Fan Expo telling us how proud they were about the ongoing. Now this? What is Marvel's deal?

  10. #10
    First Flight
    swh_comicguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cambridge, Ontario
    Posts
    71

    Angry Very Disappointing!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomofevan View Post
    Only two months ago, they were at Fan Expo telling us how proud they were about the ongoing. Now this? What is Marvel's deal?
    Isn't that the only real news that Marvel had at Fan Expo?

    They've diluted their market with so many similar titles that it's too hard for other books that don't immediately tie-in to gain and maintain a solid audience. How many Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk titles can a market actually support? Alpha Flight really wasn't truly tied to Fear Itself was it?

    Cancelling Alpha Flight before the Wolverine appearance sees print and possibly brings in new readers really shows that support for the title really wasn't what we were lead to believe.

    It's very disappointing that such a good book with such a great team behind it is being cancelled.

    Yet another reason to adjust my monthly support of Marvel and consider continuing some of the new DC titles I was planning on dropping.


  11. #11
    Alphamaniac Alpha Flight
    cmdrkoenig67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    State O' Maine
    Posts
    2,581

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by swh_comicguy View Post
    Isn't that the only real news that Marvel had at Fan Expo?

    They've diluted their market with so many similar titles that it's too hard for other books that don't immediately tie-in to gain and maintain a solid audience. How many Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk titles can a market actually support? Alpha Flight really wasn't truly tied to Fear Itself was it?

    Cancelling Alpha Flight before the Wolverine appearance sees print and possibly brings in new readers really shows that support for the title really wasn't what we were lead to believe.

    It's very disappointing that such a good book with such a great team behind it is being cancelled.

    Yet another reason to adjust my monthly support of Marvel and consider continuing some of the new DC titles I was planning on dropping.

    I thought the Wolverine appearance is within the 8 issues (that and the Captain Britain/MI13/Heroes of the Commonwealth)?
    Last edited by cmdrkoenig67; 10-22-2011 at 04:33 PM.
    ALPHA FLIGHT IS RESURRECTED, LONG LIVE ALPHA FLIGHT!

  12. #12
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrkoenig67 View Post
    I thought the Wolverine appearance is within the 8 issues?
    I think swh meant the announcement. Wolvie is due to appear in #7
    Del

    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!

  13. #13
    Alpha Flight
    Mokole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    1,947

    Default

    Marvel must have a lot of infighting going on. Or simply no idea what they are doing.

  14. #14
    Semper ubi sub ubi Alpha Flight
    Legerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Realm of the Not-so-great Beasts
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    Well, that's it for me and Marvel. I can't see another AF series happening any time soon, nor with as talented a team as we have now. Thank you... good night.

  15. #15

    Default

    Once this series finishes, that will be the last comic I purchase from Marvel. They did the same thing to us with Omega Flight. When the higher ups at Marvel ask each other why the comic industry is in the shape its in, I hope someone points out thats its partly due to behaviour like this.

    Im not even truly upset that the title is back to an 8 issue mini. What I am most upset about, is them telling us the title is on-going then changing their minds 2 issues later. Thats ridiculous! They shouldnt have said anything at all and waited for the 8 issues before making that decision and announcement.

    Thank you Marvel for pulling the rug out from under me today.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •