Alpha Flight #3 [Direct]
(October 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
On-sale Date
1983-06-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #28, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-07-19.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aurora
Reprints

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

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

Yesterday Man (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beneath her roll the great white lands of the far north...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Marrina (partial origin); Sasquatch [Dr. Walter Langkowski]]; Master of the World (origin); Namor the Sub-Mariner (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Synopsis
The Master of the World has captured Marrina and Alpha Flight invades his fortress to mount a rescue, without much success, since the Master's base seems alive. Master relates Marrina his origin. Invisible Woman and Namor join the party.
Reprints

Purpose (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, you've done it for good and all the time, boyo.
Genre
superhero
Characters
James MacDonald Hudson (origin); Heather McNeil; Frank Hulme; Prime Minister; Wolverine (cameo)
Synopsis
James, encouraged by Heather, takes his discovery to the Canadian government where he is asked to help create Department H.
Reprints

Guardian First of Alpha Flight! (Table of Contents: 4)

Alpha Flight / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1983.

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. Yesterday Man
    Alpha Flight
  4. 3. Purpose
    Alpha Flight
  5. 4. Guardian First of Alpha Flight!
    Alpha Flight
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