(June 1984)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Linda Grant (Assistant Editor); Denny O'Neil (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

There is also a 75c cover price variant.


[To Save the Life of the Woman He Loves... He Must Face Them!] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Guardian; Jerome Jaxon; Omega Flight [Diamond Lil; Flashback; Wild Child; Box]

Set-Up (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Heather Hudson; Mr. LaPierre; Delphine Courtney; Jerome Jaxon (Introduction); Omega Flight [Box [Roger Bochs]; Diamond Lil; Flashback; Smart Alec; Wildchild] (Introduction)
Synopsis:
After moving to New York City and a new job, James finds out it was all a trap set out by his old enemy, Jerome Jaxon. Jaxon, through Delphine Courtney, has been recruiting mutants. They now form Omega Flight.

Indexer Notes

Jerome Jackson and Omega Flight appeared briefly in cameo in Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1983 series) #1 but this is the first full appearance for them.

Unleash the Beast! (Table of Contents)

Origins of Alpha Flight / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sasquatch [Walter Langskowski] (Origin); James MacDonald Hudson; Shaman; Snowbird; Bruce Banner [also as The Hulk] (flashback)
Synopsis:
While performing gamma radiation experiments, Langkowski is turned into Sasquatch for the first time. Hudson wastes no time to recruit him for Department H.
Reprints:

[Alpha Flight #12 promo] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alpha Flight [Guardian; Shaman; Snowbird; Sasquatch; Aurora; Northstar; Puck; Marrina]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional advertisement for next issue claiming (correctly) that one of the team will die.

Alpha Waves (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Lawrence Mekinroe, H. Jerry Dever, Doug Simpson, Sarah Halberstam and Steve Orisiuk.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [To Save the Life of the Woman He Loves... He Must Face Them!]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Set-Up
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. Unleash the Beast!
    Origins of Alpha Flight
  4. 3. [Alpha Flight #12 promo]
    Alpha Flight
  5. 4. Alpha Waves
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith