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    Default Custom Alpha Flight bound hardcover up on eBay

    Wow its only 99.95 starting bid. Too bad Uncanny #109 isn't in it or I'd snag it.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPHA-FLIGHT...ht_2615wt_1174

    EDIT: Here is a portion of the text from the listing :
    Not only are Alpha Flight #'s 1-28 included here, but the volume begins with the Classic X-Men reprints of Uncanny X-Men #'s 120, 121, 139 and 140. Those are the very first ALPHA FLIGHT appearances.

    As an extra bonus, the Omnibus ends with both issues of the X-MEN and ALPHA FLIGHT mini-series, by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith!
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    I'm not normally a big fan of customs, but that would be a pretty sweet collection; far better than the poor quality Classic TPB's Marvel've put out.

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    What's wrong with the AF Classic tpb's? Just the binding that you dont like?
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    The binding and the quality of paper.
    The MCP HC was decent quality but the TPB's are very flimsy for the price. The recolouring's nice but when you consider all the back issues can be found for 50c each they're not an attractive package.

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    That IS a pretty cool packaging of JB's Alpha work. Not for me, but cool nonetheless.
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    Yes, it is. Except it's missing the capstone. Or is it keystone? Without UXM #109, it's so incomplete. The Classic X-Men reprint of that issue is fairly easy to come by in excellent condition. Maybe the guy didn't think it was a key issue??? Its says "John Byrne's Alpha Flight" on the spine, so to omit the first appearance of Weapon Alpha by John Byrne is just weird.

    The XMen/Alpha Flight series is absolute gold but I'd just as soon swap both of those issues out for UXM #109 at the beginning and possibly sneak in Machine Man #18 between UXM 139 and 140.
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    Yeah, that'd the thing.

    I wouldn't have put the Classic X-Men pages in either. Obviously they're there because of the cost, but they're not drawn by Byrne so are almost redundant.
    I'd definitely have had UXM #109 in there, or at least the Byrne pages from the CXM versions.

    I'd probably have had FF #261 and his covers from Marvel Age #2 & AF #80-81 instead of X-Men/AF too.

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    That is a sweet collection; but I agree 109 should have been there.
    I'd have kept the Classic X-Men pages; since they involve the Flight. Plus, while they weren't drawn by Byrne, I'm pretty sure they were by his stepson.

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    This thread has made me look into doing something like this myself...
    Hmm...

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    I've been wanting to do this for years, but always get held up on the details. I only want the Byrne issues, so one oversized volume with 1-28? Two smaller volumes adding in the 5 X-Men issues? Maybe expand a bit and throw in the Team-Up annual and 2 issue limited series with the X-Men? If I go two books, obviously I'd like number one to end at issue 12. Someday!

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    Default UXMen # 109 would make it pretty much perfect

    This is the compilation I've been hoping and waiting for, for years! The entire Byrne run in one book! Man, I wish I were rich! One day I'll get this...one day....
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    This bound edition could be the same as above? Can't tell. It has the same exact issues.

    Oddly two issues aren't Byrne issues and the cover says Byrne.

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    "This auction is for one copy of a custom bound John Byrne Alpha Flight Omnibus. Alpha Flight is a Canadian superhero team published by Marvel Comics and created by John Byrne. The team first appeared in X-men issue #120, April 1979.John Byrne wrote and drew the series for the first 28 issues.
    This volume contains Alpha Flight 1-28 and reprints of X-Men 120, 121, 139 and 140. It also contains X-Men/Alpha Flight 1-2.
    The book is hand -sewn to minimize gutter loss and has black end sheets. The cover is black and maroon linen buckram with gold fold hand stamping. This hefty volume is 2.5 inches thick!
    Check back for other volumes from Single Bound Studios.
    Terms: PayPal only, shipping is free for domestic sales. International shipping costs will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Good luck! Thanks for bidding."
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    That looks beautiful.
    I can't tell you if it's the same or not (or they'll hurt me again!), but it does look cool.

    Those two issues are, imho, about the best non-Byrne Alpha Flight appearance ever.

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    Panini Comics España is coming out with a similar Omnibus: (page is in Spanish)

    http://www.paninicomics.es/web/guest...iewItem=729746

    Contiene The X-Men 120, 121, 139, 140, The Incredible Hulk Annual 8, Alpha Flight 1-29 y material de Secret Wars II 4 y Marvel Age 2 USA

    A finales de los años setenta, John Byrne tuvo la idea de enfrentar a La Imposible Patrulla-X con un grupo de mutantes canadiense que rivalizara en poder con ellos. Así fue como nació Alpha Flight. El grupo siguió apareciendo en las aventuras de los hombres-X, hasta que un día Byrne decidió que había llegado el momento de contar sus propias historias... ¡Y así fue como empezó una de las colecciones más revolucionarias de los ochenta! Este gigantesco volumen recopila todas las historias de Alpha Flight realizadas por Byrne, desde su creación, en Uncanny X-Men #120 USA, hasta el fin de su etapa, varios años más tarde. Se incluye también innumerable material inédito y extras de gran interés. Una obra maestra de culto que merece ser redescubierta y figurar en un lugar destacado de tu estantería.

    Autores: John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Roger Stern y Sal Buscema

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    rplass translate says:

    Contains The X -Men 120, 121 , 139, 140 , The Incredible Hulk Annual 8, Alpha Flight 1-29 and material from Secret Wars II 4 and Marvel Age 2 USA
    In the late seventies , John Byrne had the idea to take on The Uncanny X-Men with a group of Canadian mutants rivaled in power with them . Thus was born Alpha Flight. The group continued to appear in the adventures of the X-men , until one day Byrne decided it was time to tell their own stories ...And that was how he began one of the most revolutionary collections of the eighties ! This massive volume collects all the stories of Alpha Flight performed by Byrne, from its creation in Uncanny X -Men # 120 USA, up to the end , several years later . Unpublished innumerable extra material of great interest is also included . A cult masterpiece that deserves to be rediscovered and marked in a prominent place on your bookshelf .

    Authors: John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Roger Stern and Sal Buscema

    So again this collection is missing UXM #109, and it's in Spanish. But still it's neato to see these books all together in one place!
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    For anyone not following our twitter account, I recently retweeted images of a custom bound set of AF 1-130 by Tim Benson of Houchen Bindery:
    https://twitter.com/TBRAMBLIN/status/763796863405350912
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