Marvel Announces the Return of Alpha Flight

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Posted by G-Man (19152 posts) - - Show Bio
The Return of Alpha Flight
In a Live Blog from Marvel today, it was announced that their Next Big Thing would bring the return of the Canadian superteam, Alpha Flight. Tied to the upcoming Marvel event, Fear Itself, the creators involved were revealed to be writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak with art by Dale Eaglesham. Alpha Flight will return in a maxi-series. 
Since the team was resurrected during Chaos War, we will see that some time has passed. We were assured that you don't have to have read anything prior to this in order to jump on board. 
As a result of Fear Itself, there is a change in government. Alpha Flight finds themselves the country's "greatest traitors" and have to go on the run to figure out what is behind the government takeover.  
 == TEASER ==
It was confirmed that Guardian, Vindicator, Sasquatch, Shaman, Snowbird, Aurora, Northstar and Marrina will be on the team with a good chance for Puck as well. This is the original team from Uncanny X-Men #120.  
The series is slotted for eight issues, all by Van Lente, Pak and Eaglesham with a .1 issue illustrated by Ben Oliver in May. Van Lente said "If there's demand, I would imagine there will be a ninth issue and beyond."
#1 Posted by Jake Fury (19519 posts) - - Show Bio

*does backflips* Hip hip hoorayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#2 Posted by Ms. Omega (4586 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Posted by mister garbage (358 posts) - - Show Bio

so... those folks got to stay alive... what about Samson, Hiroim, Jarella and Glen Talbot?

#4 Posted by BKole (506 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, I am sad that Yellowjacket didn't survive. So, it turns out that I do, in fact, Care.

#5 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7612 posts) - - Show Bio

cool never read any Alpha Flight. I guess this a perfect place to start. 

#6 Posted by CaptainUseless (728 posts) - - Show Bio

What are the chances that Red L.A.M.P fainted when he heard about this?

#7 Edited by ComicMan24 (147088 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, weren't Northstar and Aurora alive before? Might check it. Looks interesting.

#8 Posted by Jake Fury (19519 posts) - - Show Bio
@BKole said:
"Who Cares...ALPHA FLIGHT ASSEMBLE!  Also, I am sad that Yellowjacket didn't survive. So, it turns out that I do, in fact, Care. "

Rita was a great character.
#9 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

The return of the Cunucks!!!!
#10 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio

Urgh, should have stayed dead.

#11 Edited by queenfrost_ (2490 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL error: northstar and aurora were already alive! ^_^
& lol love cap's sentence: "look who's not dead anymore"...perhaps an easter egg?

#12 Posted by sparty-dbq (862 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Puck's gotta pull his short ass outta hell first.  But I guess based on his position at the end of Wolverine #5, that's a distinct possibility. 
I might read it if their first mission is to track down and beat the living crap out of Michael Pointer.

#13 Posted by Asymmetrical (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

since Marvel's planning on killing a character every quarter, I assume that's what they're bringing Alpha Flight back for

#14 Posted by VIZION2011 (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

booorrrrinnng ! this by far the Lamest team ever!!!! lol

#15 Posted by Decept-O (7372 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care what the haters say, I like Alpha Flight.  Good to have them back.
#16 Posted by karrob (4264 posts) - - Show Bio


#17 Edited by Iron_Lad (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Canadians rejoice!

#18 Posted by J1ml33 (560 posts) - - Show Bio

the return of my favorite team ! now life is a little bit worth it to live for now on !

#19 Posted by Trodorne (2500 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! *faints*

#20 Posted by Icon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

So glad to have Alpha Flight back, and so sad other countries don't have an Alpha Flight. Go Canada Go! x]
#21 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio

gotta echo the many sentiments on this one. WAY COOL!!! :)

#22 Posted by goldenkey (2920 posts) - - Show Bio

they need an Ultimate Alpha Flight
#23 Posted by MatKrenz (1197 posts) - - Show Bio

Well as a Canadian I guess it is my duty to read this so that they wont get killed by Bendis again.

#24 Posted by Virus_Warning (200 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to see the girl Puck, Zuzha come back

#25 Posted by Kid_A (24 posts) - - Show Bio

they should get box back on the team, ive always thought his powers were really cool...

#26 Posted by sora_thekey (8198 posts) - - Show Bio

How long have they been "dead"?

#27 Posted by spider-man 2996 (659 posts) - - Show Bio

Brillant news
#28 Posted by Legatus (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Hooray for Sasquatch! I am long-time fan.

#29 Posted by Kurrent (14073 posts) - - Show Bio


#30 Posted by iLLituracy (13494 posts) - - Show Bio

McNiven had Guardian's corpse crying lying face down in the snow after getting steamrolled. I can't look at this team the same after they got mollywhopped by the Collective in New Avengers.

#31 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, the classic line-up too! 
I wonder how long it'll take to calm Red LAMP back down? :)

#32 Posted by hitechlolife (193 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent:  You mean where in hell is Puck. See the recent Wolverine 05.
#33 Posted by Baddamdog (2213 posts) - - Show Bio

SO AWESOME! How will Namor react to Marrina being back?

#34 Posted by Kid_Zombie (822 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!!!! I"M STILL FLOORED BY THIS NEWS!! the comic gods have heard my prayers!
As some of you know im a huge Alpha Flight fan so i couldn't be more happy about this news!! Finally some stories that take place in my neck of the woods instead of new york over and over again.

#35 Posted by mk111 (3139 posts) - - Show Bio

I never cared for Alpha Flight, so I don't care at all.
#36 Posted by Darkchild (41599 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
" *does backflips* Hip hip hoorayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
#37 Posted by Weapon-Alpha (142 posts) - - Show Bio

iv always wanted to read about them 
people tell me they are like canadian x-men 
so is it gonna be called return of alpha flight or just alpha flight?

#38 Posted by Iron_Lad (313 posts) - - Show Bio

I've figured out a an ingenious way to make Alpha Flight popular. Have Wolverine join the team! Heck, he's Canadian too isn't he?...and damn proud of it too! That comic would sell like hot cakes!

#39 Edited by Vance Astro (91531 posts) - - Show Bio

There's no point of this team coming back.If you're not the Avengers or X-men...Marvel will find away for you not to get any spotlight.

#40 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great news, I hope it sells enough to continue past 8 issues. Though I do have a question, they're the country's 'greatest traitors'. Is that their country's traitors or America's traitors?
#41 Posted by Dr. Detfink (459 posts) - - Show Bio
@mk111:  Exactly. How many times has Alpha Flight been killed off and brought back? The first volume made some bold moves. The trick doesn't work in what is it its third volume? or is its fourth? 
Never read of any outcry from a rash number of fans demanding the return of Alpha Flight. Yet, here it is another $4 book that is going to contribute to January's report of sales sliding and the failure to increase readership. See Jason Aaron's (Scalped) column at CBR. 
Maybe the worst part is, Pak & Van Lente don't need another title unless are they like Bendis planning to budget their own movie studio? How about giving a new comer a shot? Or a budding star? 
This is why I love DC's angle of using Vertigo as a place where fresh writers cut their teeth before tackling the mainstream stuff. For Marvel it's the opposite. If you can sell mainstream, then we'll allow you to do your own thing in Icon. Rubbish.
#42 Posted by Mumbles (843 posts) - - Show Bio

waste of time & money

#43 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8127 posts) - - Show Bio

Sasquatch! =)

#44 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19649 posts) - - Show Bio


#45 Posted by DH69 (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

yay once again we proud canadians have a super...oh god them?! nah you can keep 'em

#46 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio
@DH69 said:

yay once again we proud canadians have a super...oh god them?! nah you can keep 'em

As a very proud Canadian and Top editor to the Toronto page, I can honestly say Alpha Flight or no Alpha Flight I am happy.
#47 Edited by Chris2KLee (172 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh? I don't think anyone on this creative team is Canadian, and that has me doubting. Alpha Flight was a fun series when it started with John Byrne, who crew up in Canada and actually had a feel for it. My issue with America writers and artists doing Alpha Flight is they figure they can reference a few episodes of SCTV or something, and then just write the heroes like they're hanging out in a slightly different version of New York. There are some great Canadian artists and writers out there, get them.

#48 Posted by leokearon (1790 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting News
#49 Edited by Mr. Kamikaze (556 posts) - - Show Bio

this mediocre event with an ending just as lame. We get Alpha Flight back...but not Captain Marvel? Yellowjacket? Banshee? Moira?  
If an event it started that is only intended to revive dead characters, at least revive the good ones. -.- 
Of course, this means either Northstar is pulling double duty, or leaving the X-Men.

#50 Posted by soundbite (463 posts) - - Show Bio

what's this all "aboot"?

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