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X-O Manowar Part 8a: Eternal Warrior #1 0

Eternal Warrior #1 (August, 1992) Aric meets Gilad for the first time…again. We witness Aric’s first meeting with Gilad from the Eternal Warrior’s perspective. Notes of Interest: 1) Aric appears in all of three panels. Four, if you count just his leg. WTF? Moment: This issue shows how time fluctuates throughout the Unity storyline. I’m counting this appearance as 8a because it shows the same appearance of Aric from Unity #0 - just from another POV. Also, I’m putting this appearance here becau...

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X-O Manowar Part 8: Unity #0 0

Unity begins and Aric, of course, is involved… Aric arrives outside a phone booth near Holden, Utah (along with the kids of Harbinger) thanks to Geoff McHenry - this generation’s Geomancer. He witnesses another man appear within the telephone booth and, along with even more people, winds up in a very strange place about to be attacked by an army of creatures and machines. Notes of Interest: 1) Aric appears for less than ten panels in the second half of the issue. We have no idea how he meets Ge...

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X-O Manowar Part 7: X-O Manowar #6 0

Aric proves it’s not the armor that makes the warrior, but the man inside it. Aric dons his X-O Manowar armor and fights the bandit who stole it and kidnapped Ken. Unfortunately, the bandit has an X-O armor of his own. The Good-Skin tells Aric that his enemy has the ability to talk to computers, and is hampering the Good-Skin’s usefulness. The battle rages from air to sea and (finally) to land as Aric fights both the bandit and his armor until eventually, the Good-Skin becomes immobilized and u...

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X-O Manowar Part 6: X-O Manowar #5 0

X-O Manowar #5 (June, 1992) In this issue, Aric learns English…and History…and Social Studies…and Science… Aric makes good on his vow to kill all Hard-Skins when he destroys an underground base in . He returns to Orb Industries HQ in time to attend the first meeting with Orb’s Executive Staff since the takeover only to leave immediately after it ends. He tells K’nn he wants to go home and be among his people. K’nn tires to explain why he can’t, but Aric doesn’t understand and is tired of waiti...

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X-O Manowar Part 5: X-O Manowar #4 0

A wizard becomes an emperor in Aric’s eyes, and he encounters more of the gifted of the Valiant Universe. Aric learns of Toyo Harada, and that he was behind Sniper’s attack. Harada, realizing that his assumption of the X-O Manowar armor being in possession of a Spider-Alien was incorrect, contacts Aric and Ken on a “table window” (laptop) to make peace and invites Aric to meet him in . Aric quickly agrees once he sees that Mardi Gras is in full swing. K’nn warns him that Harada is dangerous, b...

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X-O Manowar Part 4: X-O Manowar #3 0

X-O Manowar #3 (April, 1992) Aric faces wizards and bandits as he learns more about his new home. Meanwhile, another wizard watches… After spending some time learning some English from a preschool book, Aric enters a room to find Solar touching his Good-Skin (that came out a little dirtier than I meant it to). Solar speaks to him, but Aric can’t understand what the wizard in red is saying. Solar disappears and Aric chases after him. He doesn’t find Solar of course, but Aric does find a great f...

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X-O Manowar Part 3: Solar, Man of the Atom #8 0

Solar Man of the Atom #8 (April, 1992) Aric becomes a thorn in someone’s side… Toyo Harada is having a meeting bringing him up to speed with various goings on throughout the world, and someone begins talking about the Spider-Alien situation. It seems they have abandoned all of their strongholds and vanished. Men have been dispatched to investigate the remains of a base in east that was destroyed not too long ago, and footage is revealed of Aric doing the same at another in . More footage show...

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X-O Manowar Part 2: X-O Manowar #2 0

X-O Manowar #2 (March, 1992) Aric crushes his enemies, and learns some English. Aric has been battling hard-skins relentlessly while continuing north, encountering Wolf-Class X-O armor along the way. He collects K’nn, and together make their way to K’nn’s “queen’s castle” (doctor’s house) where Aric eats as K’nn plans their next move against the hard-skins – who attack the house. Aric makes short work of the invaders, but K’nn is taken. Giving K’nn up as lost, Aric does what he can to help the...

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X-O Manowar Part 1: X-O Manowar #1 0

X-O Manowar #1 (February, 1992) Aric finds freedom from his Spider-Alien captors with the help of a Map-Giver and a Good-Skin. We meet Aric of Dacia as he attempts to escape from what turns out to be an alien spaceship. His plan: to find a thing he can use as a weapon against the “hard-skins” (Spider-Aliens) located in a room he has to get to by using a map carved into his hand. Aric makes it to the room and finds the thing…an object too heavy to wield and not sharp enough to use. Faced with o...

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Puck Part 84: Alpha Flight #106 0

Puck learns some personal information about a fellow Alphan and gets reacquainted with an old friend. Judd attends a debriefing with “Core Alpha” in a waiting room at Toronto General Hospital as Jean-Paul awaits news of an infant girl he found in a garbage can. They learn the child is dying from AIDS, and the team spends the next three weeks speaking out regarding the disease. Judd catches up with Northstar, who’s still at the hospital, and convinces him to take a break and try to get some foo...

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Puck Part 83: Alpha Flight #105 0

Alpha Flight #105 (February, 1992) It’s Madison Jefferies’ bachelor party, and Puck is there to partake in the celebration. Judd is with Colin, Walter, Jean-Paul and Kyle as they celebrate ’s impending wedding at a local bar. But it’s also Christmas Eve, and when someone tries to rob the bar they learn that the thief was only planning to borrow the money because his landlord raised the rent on his family’s home. The Alpha males decide to help him, and Judd, Walter and Colin pay the landlord a...

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Puck Part 82: Alpha Flight #104 0

Puck is officially given a new title, a new position…and a new costume. Judd is on the roof of Department H headquarters talking to Dr. Knapp as Windshear finishes giving the press a tour of the facilities. The rest of the team - Guardian, Weapon Omega, Sasquatch, Diamond Lil, Madison and Northstar - return from their covert mission against Diablo, and Judd notices something wrong with Jean-Paul, who shouts out that his sister is alive as he speeds off. Judd and the others catch up with him in...

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Puck Part 81: Alpha Flight #103 0

Puck witnesses Windshear’s first public appearance as acting chairperson of Alpha Flight. Windshear appears on the television show Canada A.M. and is bombarded with accusations of mishandling the Consortium incident causing massive damage in Toronto. Judd looks on from behind the cameras, acknowledging that this sort of thing was outside his comfort zone. Windshear makes a comment that can be seen as throwing Heather (as team leader) under the bus, and Judd realizes that he new face of the tea...

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Puck Part 80: Alpha Flight #102 0

Puck accepts role of Chief Administrator after Mac’s death, only to abdicate the position to Windshear. That’s it. That’s all he does this entire issue. Notes of Interest: 1) No real character development…at all. WTF? Moment: Where to start…First of all, I thought the idea of Judd honoring Mac’s memory by accepting the Chief Administrator gig was great. There’s at least four issues of sub-plot there as he grew (get it?) into the job. As for his choosing to abdicate to Windshear, that was again...

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Puck Part 79: Spider-Man #12 0

Puck and Sasquatch make a cameo as Spider-Man and Wolverine investigate three dead bodies outside a small Canadian town. Sasquatch reads a newspaper article regarding the dead bodies found mangled in the woods and it mentions his name in the headline. Judd calms him down and tells him that would find the real killer and clear his name. Notes of Interest: 1) No real character development this issue. WTF? Moment: It’s kinda cool to see Judd in a Spider-Man comic, but this cameo feels like it wa...

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Puck Part 78: The Infinity Gauntlet #2 0

Puck makes an appearance in The Infinity Gauntlet…by disappearing.   Judd is among the heroes who have disappeared as Thanos attempts to woo Death. Notes of Interest: 1) Judd’s disappearance isn’t depicted in this issue, but he’s shown on panel as one of the many who have vanished. WTF? Moment: If there was any single event that proved how Marvel viewed Alpha Flight and its many members, this was it. Not only was Judd written out of this story, but every single member of the team. Really, Starli...

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Puck Part 77: Alpha Flight #101 0

Puck pays his respects at James MacDonald Hudson’s funeral along with the rest of Alpha Flight. Judd is with Heather at Mac’s grave and she tells him that Mac’s death has affected her differently this time. He returns with her and the rest of the team, in uniform, for the funeral service. Later on, Diamond Lil has her biopsy, and Judd is there when she learns her cyst is benign. Notes of Interest: 1) The initial scene at the gravesite is reminiscent of Byrne’s depiction waaay back in Alpha Flig...

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Puck Part 76: Alpha Flight #100 0

Alpha Flight #100 (September, 1991) Puck is among those left behind to make a final stand against the oncoming Consortium assault fleet. I have this issue. Judd, Captain , She-Hulk, Diamond Lil, Black Widow, Northstar and Sasquatch face an alien invasion in Toronto. Being nearly invulnerable, Judd is chosen by Cap as one of the heroes to act as a shield while they fall back to a metro station to regroup and formulate a plan. The station is destroyed before the team can reach it, but they make ...

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Puck Part 75: Alpha Flight #99 0

Puck helps out fellow Alphans and Avengers as the alien army continue to invade downtown Toronto.   Judd learns that Her had helped overthrow the dictatorship of a distant planet. The Consortium saw that as a breach of contract and held Her responsible. She fled to Earth in search of help to protect the species she freed, but the Consortium followed, and wants Her to surrender. Problems arise when Vindicator suddenly teleports half of the gathered heroes away…including Her. Judd is left behind ...

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Puck 74: Alpha Flight #98 0

Puck faces an alien invasion in downtown Toronto.   Her has arrived on Earth, and an alien armada of various races arrives to collect…Her. Judd is called to action after the first wave lands, meeting with Sasquatch and Windshear at the docking bay of their new HQ. He learns of the invasion and contacts Shaman, who’s in the diagnostics lab with Diamond Lil, Persuasion, Witchfire, Laura Dean and her parents, that all members of Alpha and Beta are needed. Shaman tells him they’re on their way, but...

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Puck Part 73: Alpha Flight #96 0

Alpha Flight #96 (May, 1991) Puck aids in a rescue mission on an oil tanker…much to The Master’s delight. A tanker carrying millions of gallons of oil has run aground in . It’s on fire, and leaking oil into the bay. Judd arrives with Box, Guardian, Windshear and Diamond Lil to help where they can. Box locates a life sign deep within the vessel and Judd joins the group as they fight through the fires to get to the wounded crew member. They find him and Judd helps bring him out. Notes of Interes...

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Puck Part 72: Alpha Flight #95 0

Puck (finally) officially returns to the group as decisions are made. The new headquarters are completed and Judd’s hitting the gym with Heather and Kara (remember her?). The two seasoned Alphans remind Persuasion that while a solid member of Beta Flight, she’s still too inexperienced to join Alpha. Later on, Judd’s in the conference room as Heather determines the official team roster, resigns from Alpha Flight and Diamond Lil reveals that she may have breast cancer. Notes of Interest: 1) Judd ...

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Puck Part 71: Alpha Flight #94 0

Puck returns to the team just in time…to watch some construction. Judd is in along with Diamond Lil and Madison Jefferies as they oversee construction of the team’s new headquarters. They have finished for the day and agree to meet in an hour for dinner. Notes of Interest: 1) Judd and the others are staying at a hotel while the headquarters are being built. 2) He’s aware of the relationship between Madison and Lil. WTF? Moment: This story must take place after Judd returns from his adventure i...

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Puck Part 70: Wolverine #37 0

Puck returns to the present and makes some stops along the way. Still wounded from a bomb attack in Wolverine #36, Judd is being carried by Ernest Hemmingway and another member of Inez’s Resistance Party over a mountain pass to seek medical attention at a Republican Army field hospital. , meanwhile, is in the middle of a fight with Lady Deathstrike when the time vortex that brought them to 1937 appears again and threatens to take the two combatants back to the present. Judd suddenly bolts fro...

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Puck 69: Wolverine #36 0

Things look bad for Puck, and is left behind. Judd is with Logan, Ernest Hemmingway and Hemmingway’s lady-friend Inez as they continue into the Spanish mountains when they come to a roadblock. Judd helps them shoot their way through, but their car crashes into a café. They end up walking the rest of the way only to find that there are two Partisans left after an early morning gunfight. A Nazi pilot sees the smoke of their campfire and starts a strafing run. Judd starts to free the horses when h...

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Puck 68: Wolverine #35 0

We catch a glimpse of Puck’s pre-Alpha Flight days with Hemmingway in . Judd’s spending some time away from Alpha Flight, filling in for a friend as a bouncer at a bar. Judd kicks out a local named Freight-Train when shows up, and Judd introduces him to Bambi Bolinsky, the regular bouncer who’s wounded at the moment. The two friends talk for a bit when Freight-Train comes back with two buddies, but chases them away with his own unique spin on “Split the Fly”. The next day, Judd and Logan are...

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Puck Part 67: Alpha Flight #91 0

 Puck and the rest of Alpha Flight are used as a pawn by Doctor Doom.  Judd is with Northstar, Diamond Lil, Box and Vindicator as they bust up a deliver of high-tech weapons being smuggled into by a group calling themselves the Latverian Liberation Front. The smugglers are stopped, but burst into flames before they can be questioned. The Latverian water supply has been contaminated, and Doctor Doom arrives in to trade his country’s technology for access to clean water…and requests Alpha Flight a...

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Puck 66: Avengers #324 0

Puck and the others do what they can to escape Shaman’s pouch alive. A major battle takes place between the heavy hitters from the Avengers, the People’s Protectorate and Alpha Flight against the Combine. Judd is among those who stay behind and look after the civilians and injured Atlanteans. A plan is formed to have the remaining terrorists convince Combine to do the right thing and absorb the radiation so everyone can return to reality safely. It works, and Judd returns safely with all but ...

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Puck 65: Avengers #323 0

Avengers #323 (Late-September, 1990) Puck is caught inside Shaman’s Medicine Bag…along with everyone and everything…that got caught in the nuclear blast. Judd finds himself, Crimson Dynamo, Quasar, Madison Jefferies, Perun, Orka, Diamond Lil, Tyrak and at least one civilian treading water in a purple ocean with a black sky overhead. They see a vision of Fantasma, who tells them that everyone is inside Shaman’s mystic pouch, trapped among several dimensional planes. Their only hope is to find ...

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Puck Part 64: Avengers #322 0

Puck gets caught in the blast as the nuclear sub explodes…but he goes down swinging. Judd succeeds in getting the British sailors out of the captured submarine when the Atlanteans attack again. He helps some of the locals of to safety before joining the battle. He catches up with Crimson Dynamo, Quasar and Madison Jefferies as they surround Tyrak on the dock when the sub explodes. Notes of Interest:  1) We’re reminded of Judd’s knowledge of Shakespeare as he quotes Hamlet when the attack begins....

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Puck Part 63: Avengers #321 0

Puck takes part in a multi-national rescue mission.  The terrorists are allowed to dock in for repairs as Alpha Flight, the Avengers and the People’s Protectorate plan their next move. Judd is among those chosen by Cap to infiltrate the submarine and subdue the terrorists. The team finds the captured British sailors and Cap has Judd take them topside.  Notes of Interest: 1) We learn that Judd speaks Russian, and in a finer dialect than Red Guardian. 2) Cap picked Judd for this mission “because...

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Puck Part 62: Avengers #320 0

Puck gets directly involved in a serious international incident. Russian terrorists have taken over a British Naval nuclear submarine as the Avengers and the People’s Protectorate battle Orka, U-Man and an Atlantean army. The terrorists surface in Conception Bay, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada…Alpha Flight’s jurisdiction. Judd arrives with Shaman, Diamond Lil, Guardian and Box to assess the situation. Notes of Interest: 1) While there is no actual reference in the story that this issue takes pl...

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Puck Part 61: Alpha Flight #90 0

Puck is reunited with Alpha Flight and Heather…only to be one-upped by another long-lost Alphan. Judd helps his rescuers (Shaman, Talisman, Sasquatch and Aurora) fight the Master’s Remnant Men. Talisman finds the spell that stops them in Shaman’s medicine bag, costing her dearly, and they all rematerialize outside the Black Hills of South Dakota as the Master escapes. They take her back to a Canadian hospital for treatment, and it is there in the waiting room that Judd is reunited with Heather. ...

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Puck Part 60: Alpha Flight #89 0

All Right! Puck is BACK baby!! Through a combination of Aurora’s ability to put Judd in a relaxed state and Shaman’s and Talisman’s spell castings, it is learned that Judd was part of an experiment conducted by old foe Master of the World, who has connections at Ottawa General Hospital. He had his people inject Judd with a genetic compound of the Master’s creation that was derived from Scramble’s bio-restructuring enzymes, and a blood sample taken from Judd’s first stay at that hospital back in ...

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Puck Part 59: Alpha Flight #88 0

Puck’s disappearance becomes an international incident.  Shaman, Aurora, Sasquatch and Talisman arrive in the Black Hills of South Dakota as they follow Judd’s trail. They learn he’s a prisoner of The Master, and find him after he’s undergone some biological experiments.  Notes of Interest: 1) Nothing in terms of character development here, except that he’s a prisoner of The Master yet again. WTF? Moment: Strong words uttered by Shaman regarding the bond they share with Judd, but where was tha...

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Puck Part 58: Alpha Flight #87 0

Clues are found regarding Puck’s disappearance.  Shaman, Aurora, Sasquatch and Talisman return to to find Judd. They’re told he was discharged, but it turns out that he was kept under sedation and kidnapped.    Notes of Interest: 1) Judd was taken from the hospital weeks before his fellow Alphans arrive looking for him. 2) He was still sedated when he was taken out of the hospital.    WTF? Moment: Another writer makes an attempt to bring Puck back. Maybe Nicieza will have better luck?...

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Puck Part 57: Alpha Flight #82 0

Puck is a wanted man! Shaman is looking for him, and someone else has him…      Judd is still in Ottawa General Hospital, being kept drugged up by someone working for The Master.     Notes of Interest:  1) We learn Judd was moved from the recovery room he shared with Michael Twoyoungmen the previous day and hasn’t been seen since. 2) We learn that The Master is behind Judd’s abduction.  WTF? Moment: If memory serves, doesn’t Judd have a microchip implanted behind his ear that can be used as a tr...

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Puck Part 56: Alpha Flight #81 0

It doesn’t look as if Puck will be leaving anytime soon.  Judd is starting to feel better, and wants to meet up with Alpha Flight. Unfortunately, he’s drugged by a nurse and passes out.  Notes of Interest:  1) Judd has lost at least two feet in height while in recovery.  WTF? Moment: What is the deal with Judd and hospitals?   WTF? Moment #2: C’mon Hudnall, I’m still waiting for Judd’s dramatic return! GET ON WITH IT!!...

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Puck 55: Alpha Flight #79 0

Puck is still recovering from his tortuous time in Dreamqueen’s Liveworld as several American super-villains cross the Canadian border.  Judd’s appearance in this issue is reduced to a cameo, as he listens to Michael’s phone conversation with and asks to speak with Heather, who is currently on her way to confront Nekra.  Notes of Interest: 1) We are told that something is happening to Judd while he recovers, but we don’t see what it is. 2) It seems very important that he speak to Heather, but w...

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Puck Part 54: Alpha Flight #78 0

Puck’s still in Central Hospital, but he learns what Alpha’s been up to.   Judd and Michael have been taken off the critical list and moved to another room. Madison and Lil stop by and tell them about what’s been happening with the team since they were admitted in Alpha Flight #76.    Notes of Interest: 1) Judd still isn’t feeling right, saying he feels like he’s being squeezed. 2) He learns that Diamond Lil was freed from jail to join the new Gamma Flight, only they didn’t need her so she’s ha...

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