(October 1985)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.65 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Don Daley (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 choice is yours, Shaman! If you save Snowbird your daughter dies!!"] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shaman; Snowbird; Talisman; Guardian [Delphine Courtney]

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1985.

Reach for the Stars (Table of Contents)

Captain America; Young Astronaut Program / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Betrayal (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne; Keith Williams (assist)
Colors:
Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alpha Flight [Heather Hudson; Shaman; Snowbird; Puck; Aurora; Northstar; Talisman; Box [Walter Langkowski]; Roger Bochs]; Douglas Thompson; Omega Flight [Guardian [Delphine Courtney]; Wildchild; Diamond Lil; Flashback]; Hulk (Cameo)
Synopsis:
With most of Alpha Flight captured by Omega Flight at the East Edmonton Mall, Shaman, Aurora and Box ride in to the rescue. Snowbird also leaves her quiet life with Doug to help her friends. The remainder of Alpha Flight learns too late that Guardian is really an evil robot as the villain snatches Shaman's medicine pouch and roots around inside for Smart Alec (who was placed in there during the events of AF #12). Things get worse when Guardian turns the medicine pouch inside out which unleashes magical forces which threaten to destroy the world. Talisman is able to use her abilities to contain the madness but Shaman fails to rescue her and she is pulled into the pouch.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in Secret Wars II #4 and Incredible Hulk #313.

Alpha Waves (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Chris Littlefield, Kevin Trabert, Bob Lackey, Mike Niederer, Christopher Allen, Jim Molesky and Tom Heines.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The choice is yours, Shaman! If you save Snowbird your daughter dies!!"]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Reach for the Stars
    Captain America; Young Astronaut Program
  3. 2. Betrayal
    Alpha Flight
  4. 3. Alpha Waves
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Darrel McCann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith