Alpha Flight #17 [Direct Edition]
(December 1984)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.30 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.


["The X-Men and Alpha Flight -- How They Met and What Happened Later"] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wolverine; Vindicator; Storm; Banshee; Colossus

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #109 (February 1978)

Dreams Die Hard... (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne; Chris Claremont (reprint pages)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne; Terry Austin (reprint pages)
Colors:
Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alpha Flight [Weapon Alpha (flashback) [James MacDonald Hudson, also as Vindicator and Guardian]; Aurora; Sasquatch; Heather McNeil Hudson (joins)]; Moira MacTaggert; X-Men [Wolverine; Storm; Colossus; Banshee (all but Wolverine in flashback only)]; Gary Cody; Major Chasen; Minister; Krakoa (Cameo flashback); Magneto (Cameo flashback); Sentinels (Cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
After reflecting with Wolvie on Mac's origins and his first encounter with the X-Men, Heather decides to lead Alpha Flight. Aurora alters her powers and changes her look.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Waves / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Reed Cockrell, Amy Sacks, Robert B. Clark, Kevin Frazer, Angelia Pitman and Evelyn Arroyo.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The X-Men and Alpha Flight -- How They Met and What Happened Later"]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Dreams Die Hard...
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Waves
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Ramon Schenk
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