Marvel, 2007 Series
Volume
?
Price
24.99 USD
Pages
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Editions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Sasquatch; Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1984.

Alpha Flight Classic (Table of Contents: 1)

Alpha Flight / credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Credits, indicia and title page including nine images from inside the book drawn by Byrne.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasquatch; Megan Masterson; Super-Skrull (arm only)
Reprints

Things Aren't Always What They Seem (Table of Contents: 3)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]; Kortgaard (Death); Colonel McMurdo (Death); Megan Masterson (Death); Greene (Death); Doctor Duncan (Death); Super-Skrull [also as The Thing]
Synopsis
In an isolated research station, Dr. Langkowski is invited to study an odd cosmic radioactivity phenomenon. When the scientist locks in, the Fantastic Four's the Thing is "beamed in", forcing Langkowski to reveal his secret identity to the others. Then the other scientists are killed off and the strange visitor turns out to be someone else altogether.
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A Stranger in My Mirror (Table of Contents: 4)

Origins of Alpha Flight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aurora (Origin); Soeur Anne; Wolverine
Synopsis
The young Jeanne-Marie Beaubier grows up in an orphanage and develops her powers and her dual personality. When she runs across some thugs, she deals with them easily, much to the amusement of the passing Wolverine, who suggests she contact James MacDonald Hudson.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasquatch
Reprints

Blood Battle! (Table of Contents: 6)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 17 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]; Aurora; Sasquatch]; Steve Rogers [Captain America]; Bernie Rosenthal; Super Skrull; Colonel McMurdo (flashback); Megan Masterson (flashback); Doctor Duncan (flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (flashback); Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers] (flashback); Galactus (flashback)
Synopsis
After nearly defeating him in hand-to-hand combat, Sasquatch manages to use his brains to defeat the Super Skrull. Meanwhile, Guardian has relocated to New York City.
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Family Ties (Table of Contents: 7)

Origins of Alpha Flight / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aurora (Origin); Northstar (Origin); Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Gary Cody; Department H
Synopsis
Northstar and Aurora meet for the first time at Department H.
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[To Save the Life of the Woman He Loves... He Must Face Them!] (Table of Contents: 8)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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]
Reprints

Set-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
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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: 10)

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.
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And One Shall Surely Die! (Table of Contents: 11)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Sasquatch; Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1984.

...And One Shall Surely Die (Table of Contents: 12)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 38 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] (Death); Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck; Marrina; Sasquatch]; Heather Hudson; Delphine Courtney; Jerome Jaxon [also as Box] (Origin); Omega Flight [Diamond Lil; Smart Alec; Flashback; Wildchild]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Roxxon Oil (flashback); August D'Angelo (flashback); Box [Roger Bochs]
Synopsis
Alpha Flight joins Guardian in battling Omega Flight. Mac's suit is damaged during the conflict and, with only seconds left to disable it, Heather accidentally distracts him and the Guardian suit blows up, reducing Mac to ashes.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, sucker, the only way to get to the lady is through me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Heather Hudson; Wolverine
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Indexer Notes

Names on the gravestones include "Byrne," "Sienkiewicz," "Milgrom" and "Miller."

Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck; Sasquatch]; Wolverine (Dream); Heather Hudson; Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson] (flashback); Delphine Courtney (flashback); Jerome Jaxon (flashback); Omega Flight [Box [Roger Bochs]; Smart Alec [Alec Thorne]; Flashback; Diamond Lil; Wild Child] (flashback); Gary Cody
Synopsis
Heather has nightmares about Mac's death. The team tries to figure out how to move on with their leader dead.
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Indexer Notes

The first 11 pages of the story are a dream sequence; Comic legend has it that due to the infamous Byrne/Claremont feud, Byrne had a difficult time obtaining permission to use Wolverine in this series and was only allowed to use Wolvie in an illusionary sequence with no dialogue (even though he appears and speaks on the cover) in this issue. (Things must have cleared up somewhat as Logan appears properly in Alpha Flight #16-17); In the splash page credits, Jim Shooter's name appears on a gravestone carved as the Grim Reaper.

What Lurks in Lake Ontario? (Table of Contents: 15)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Puck; Heather McNeil Hudson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1984.

Biology Class (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Puck; Marrina]; Heather McNeil Hudson; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Ramin
Synopsis
The members of Alpha Flight break up and do their own thing with no leader to guide them. Heather tries to rescue a woman who has fallen into Lake Ontario but is attacked by a tentacle. Puck meets up with Marrina and and informs her that he thinks the attacker was one of her alien race.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first time Elizabeth Twoyoungmen is seen as an adult; she becomes Talisman in #18.

Sub-Mariner vs. Marrina... (Table of Contents: 17)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Marrina; Puck
Reprints

Blind Date (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Douglas Thompson; Alpha Flight [Shaman [Michael Twoyoungmen]; Snowbird [Anne McKenzie]; Puck; Marrina; Aurora]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Paul; Master of the World
Synopsis
Shaman has a rocky reunion with his daughter. Marrina swims into Lake Ontario to find the monster who attacked Heather. When she returns, she is crazy and violent and tries to kill Puck and Namor. When she brings down the Sub-Mariner, the Master of the World makes his appearance.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Puck; Master of the World
Reprints

...And Foresaking All Others... (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Puck; Marrina (Origin)]; Heather McNeil Hudson; Wolverine [Logan]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Madison Jeffries (1st full); Roger Bochs; Master of the World; Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson] (Cameo flashback); Aurora (Cameo flashback); Northstar (Cameo flashback); Sasquatch (Cameo flashback); Snowbird (Cameo flashback); Gladys Smallwood (Flashback); Tom Smallwood (Flashback)
Synopsis
Roger Bochs meets up with Madison Jeffries in hopes of recreating the Box armor. Wolvie visits Heather in the hospital. The Master of the World has captured Puck and Namor and explains Marrina's origins as he tries to have her mate with one of her alien people. The heroes escape and take the Master down but, disgusted by her own monstrous heritage, Marrina leaves.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The X-Men and Alpha Flight -- How They Met and What Happened Later
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; X-Men [Wolverine; Storm; Banshee; Colossus]
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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: 22)

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.
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[A new role for Heather...a decision for Snowbird...and Shaman meets the ultimate menace!] (Table of Contents: 23)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Heather Hudson; Snowbird; Douglas Thompson; Shaman; Ranaq
Reprints

How Long Will a Man Lie in The Earth 'Ere He Rot? (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Heather Hudson; Puck; Northstar; Shaman; Snowbird [Narya, Anne McKenzie]]; Douglas Thompson; Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Lucas Stang; Ranaq [Emily Stang]
Synopsis
Heather begins to try and get Alpha Flight back together. Shaman and Elizabeth face off against the great beast Ranaq and Shaman is impressed by his daughter's innate magical abilities that have come to the surface during the battle.
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Introducing...Talisman! (Table of Contents: 25)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Talisman [Elizabeth Twoyoungmen]; Alpha Flight [Heather McNeil Hudson; Puck; Shaman; Snowbird]
Reprints

Turn Again, Turn Again, Time in Thy Flight... (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Heather McNeil Hudson; Puck; Shaman; Snowbird; Talisman [Elizabeth Twoyoungmen] (introduction, joins); Ranaq; Zebediah Chase; Lucas Stang
Synopsis
Recognized as the promised one by Snowbird, Elizabeth is compelled to reach into her father's medicine bag and removes a coronet which transforms her into Talisman when she places it on her head. Alpha Flight then travels 100 years into the past to confront the great beast Ranaq.
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Wanted: Wolverine Dead or Alive! (Table of Contents: 27)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee]; Weapon Alpha [James MacDonald Hudson]
Reprints

Home Are the Heroes! (Table of Contents: 28)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Banshee; Nightcrawler]; GUESTS: Weapon Alpha [James MacDonald Hudson; Vindicator; Guardian] (introduction); Lilandra; Moira MacTaggert; John Grey; Elaine Grey; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Gladiator; Starbolt; Nightshade; D'Ken; Starjammers [Corsair; Hepzibah; Raza; Ch'od]
Synopsis
The X-Men return to the Mansion after saving the universe. During a nice, relaxing afternoon off, Weapon Alpha attacks for the purpose of returning Wolvie to Canada.
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Indexer Notes

Wolverine first called Weapon X and Logan.

Alpha Flight mentioned for the first time.

Alpha Flight Subscription Ad by John Byrne (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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]
Reprints

John Byrne Writes and Draws Alpha Flight's Earliest Adventures! (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Alpha Flight Classic
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  4. 3. Things Aren't Always What They Seem
    Alpha Flight
  5. 4. A Stranger in My Mirror
    Origins of Alpha Flight
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  7. 6. Blood Battle!
    Alpha Flight
  8. 7. Family Ties
    Origins of Alpha Flight
  9. 8. [To Save the Life of the Woman He Loves... He Must Face Them!]
    Alpha Flight
  10. 9. Set-Up
    Alpha Flight
  11. 10. Unleash the Beast!
    Origins of Alpha Flight
  12. 11. And One Shall Surely Die!
    Alpha Flight
  13. 12. ...And One Shall Surely Die
    Alpha Flight
  14. 13. ["Okay, sucker, the only way to get to the lady is through me!"]
    Alpha Flight
  15. 14. Nightmare!
    Alpha Flight
  16. 15. What Lurks in Lake Ontario?
    Alpha Flight
  17. 16. Biology Class
    Alpha Flight
  18. 17. Sub-Mariner vs. Marrina...
    Alpha Flight
  19. 18. Blind Date
    Alpha Flight
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  21. 20. ...And Foresaking All Others...
    Alpha Flight
  22. 21. ["The X-Men and Alpha Flight -- How They Met and What Happened Later"]
    Alpha Flight
  23. 22. Dreams Die Hard...
    Alpha Flight
  24. 23. [A new role for Heather...a decision for Snowbird...and Shaman meets the ultimate menace!]
    Alpha Flight
  25. 24. How Long Will a Man Lie in The Earth 'Ere He Rot?
    Alpha Flight
  26. 25. Introducing...Talisman!
    Alpha Flight
  27. 26. Turn Again, Turn Again, Time in Thy Flight...
    Alpha Flight
  28. 27. Wanted: Wolverine Dead or Alive!
    X-Men
  29. 28. Home Are the Heroes!
    X-Men
  30. 29. Alpha Flight Subscription Ad by John Byrne
    Alpha Flight
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  33. 32. John Byrne Writes and Draws Alpha Flight's Earliest Adventures!
    Alpha Flight
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