Alpha Flight #1 [Direct]
(August 1983)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-04-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); Linda Grant (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #24, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-05-17.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed as Austin)
Colors
?
Letters
Michael Higgins ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Sasquatch [Dr. Walter Langkowski]; Aurora; Northstar; Marrina; Shaman; Snowbird; Puck]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; X-Men [Cyclops; Nightcrawler]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing]; Franklin Richards; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Donald Blake]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Double-sized issue.

A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Scottie; Cracker Jack / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Tundra! (Table of Contents: 2)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are witnessing the death of a dream...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Shaman [Dr. Michael Twoyoungmen]; Snowbird [Anne McKenzie]; Aurora [Jeanne-Marie Beaubier]; Northstar [Jean-Paul Beaubier]; Puck [Eugene Milton Judd] (introduction); Marrina (introduction); Sasquatch [Dr. Walter Langkowski]]; Heather McNeil Hudson; Tundra (introduction); Wolverine [Logan] (flashback); Nightcrawler (flashback); Wendigo (flashback); Beta Flight [Box [Roger Bochs]; (cameo); Gamma Flight [Madison Jeffries; Smart Alec; Diamond Lil; Wildchild] (cameo); Prime Minister Trudeau (flashback); Gary Cody; Sister Anne; Dan Smallwood; Francois; Georges; Mary; Private Thomas Crossman
Synopsis
Canada's elite government superhero team is reunited to fight an ancient demigod that draws its power from the land itself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First solo Alpha Flight story; Alpha Flight first appeared in X-Men #120.
Pp. - 9/10: In her teacher’s outfit, Jeanne-Marie Beaubier is almost redrawn identically a month later for the character of the teacher ‘Fraulein Mueller,’ drawn by Byrne in Fantastic Four # 258, September 1983, page 5.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
John Byrne
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brief history of where the characters of Alpha Flight appeared previously.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story
    Scottie; Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Tundra!
    Alpha Flight
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Waves
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