Alpha Flight #7 [Newsstand Edition]
(February 1984)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860296702
Editing:
Denny O'Neil; Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief); Linda Grant (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1983 series) #7.


[Aurora is back-- --but Northstar isn't sure he's happy about it..!!] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Michael Higgins?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aurora; Northstar

The Importance of Being Deadly (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Alpha Flight [Aurora; Northstar]; Dr. Bosson; Raymonde Belmonde (Death); Danielle Belmonde; Deadly Ernest [Ernest St. Ives] (Introduction); Alex Thorne; Delphine Courtney (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Northstar takes Aurora to a psychologist to see what can be done about her having two separate personas. He then takes her to see a good friend of his, Raymonde Belmonde, a restaurant owner. (It is hinted at that Belmonde is more than a friend to Northstar.) There they find out that the restaurant is being blackmailed by local crime lord Deadly Ernest. When Ernest's thugs barge in, Ernest kills Belmonde with a touch and kidnaps Aurora. Northstar does not dare reveal his powers before Belmonde's daughter Danielle, but swears revenge. Meanwhile, Delphine Courtney invites Alec Thorne to join her and her employer in a new project.
Reprints:

Let A Child Be Born (Table of Contents)

Origins of Alpha Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor David Camperton; Doctor Efford; Richard Lawrence Easton; Nelvanna; Hodiak; Lars; Carmichael; Snowbird (unnamed, origin); Shaman [Michael Twoyoungmen]
Synopsis:
At an archeological dig in the Arctic Circle, an ancient headband is discovered. At night, it beckons to its finder and puts him in contact with two gods, who ask him to give up his "seed of humanity". Accepting, the man finds himself returned to earth fifteen years later. A year later, Shaman feels himself summoned to the site, where the goddess Nelvanna reveals herself to him, pregnant. Shaman performs the role of midwife to the goddess and a young infant is entrusted to his care.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Although it is clearly a separate story, with separate story title and cast, this story continues the page numbering of the main Alpha Flight story.

Alpha Waves (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Suzanne Crawbuck, Mary Reeves, Jay Tuttle, Jay West and Anthony Famularo, with replies from O'Neil.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Aurora is back-- --but Northstar isn't sure he's happy about it..!!]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. The Importance of Being Deadly
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. Let A Child Be Born
    Origins of Alpha Flight
  4. 3. Alpha Waves
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Samuels
  • Vik-Thor Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith