Alpha Flight #2 [Direct]
(September 1983)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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); 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?

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

Shadows of the Past (Table of Contents: 1)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson; also as Vindicator]; Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck; Marrina (Partial Origin); Sasquatch]; Chief Inspector Hamilton; Thompson; Cody; Angus (flashback); Tom Smallwood (flashback); Glad Smallwood (flashback); Dan Smallwood (flashback); Master of the World (Cameo)
Synopsis
Vindicator decides to rename himself Guardian. During a training session, Marrina goes feral and eviscerates Puck.
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Indexer Notes

Vindicator changes his name to ‘Guardian.’ It’s the third alias of the character within five years, since his first appearance in X-Men #109, Feb. 1978, under the pseudonym ‘Weapon Alpha.' James Hudson was back in X-Men #120, April 1979, under the new alias of ‘Vindicator.’ At the end of Alpha Flight #1, in Alpha Waves John Byrne’s editorial, the subject of the evolution of the character’s aliases is evoked and suggests the third and last change to come. To note that on page 5 - panel 2 of this episode, Shaman draws from words used in Byrne’s editorial published in Alpha Flight #1 to express his feeling about how inappropriate ‘Vindicator’ is from now on.

In The Beginning... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
James MacDonald Hudson (Origin); Heather McNeil; Jerry Jaxon
Synopsis
Distraught with his technology being sold to the US Army, James decides to use the suit and take back the helmet, which was developed before joining Am-Can.
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Indexer Notes

Beginning a series of back-up stories on the origins of Alpha Flight.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Shadows of the Past
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. In The Beginning...
    The Origins of Alpha Flight
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