Okay, First off, I've always been a huge Alpha Flight fanboy. Byrne did himself proud with these guys. And I'm not just saying that because I'm Canadian.
But I do notice that no one really seems to know what to do with them after Byrne left them. And the continuity surrounding them is so messed up.
So, after reading the latest issue of Hercules, featuring none other than Alpha Flight's own Snowbird, I have one big question regarding current continuity.
Who's alive, and who's not?
First off, the classic team, including Guardian, Vindicator, Puck, Shaman and possibly Earthmover left earth to take a ship full of Plodex eggs back to their homeworld, leaving Sasquatch behind to lead an all new team.
During their adventures, they traveled through time, and brought an incarnation of Alpha Flight back from the past -- if I'm not mistaken, being Guardian, Vindicator, Puck, Shaman and Snowbird -- who set themselves up as Alpha Flight of the present, adding Sasquatch (from the present), Puck's daughter, and Major Maple Leaf to their ranks, while Snowbird leaves the team and marries Yukon Jack.
Then came the Collective, and Brian Bendis kills them off (with the exception of Sasquatch), and tells everyone it was the actual Alpha Flight, not the time displaced ones, without explaining when the originals came back. In the Omega Flight limited series, Sasquatch and Talisman seem to think it's the originals, since they are so broken up about it.
And then we get to Incredible Hercules #117. Snowbird is kicking the crap out of the new Guardian, Michael Pointer, formerly the Collective that killed the team. She is upset with him for asking if she would join Omega Flight, one reason being him killing her teammates. But this has to be the Snowbird from the past! She's stated that her marriage is over, and the original Snowbird not only was never married, but was dead long before! So this has to be the past Snowbird! So, her teammates would have been the past versions of them?
Can another, smarter, Alpha Flight fan help me?
By the way, Hercules was great.