Alpha Flight #7 [Direct]
(February 1984)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
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

[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
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The Importance of Being Deadly (Table of Contents: 1)

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. 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.
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Indexer Notes

The title is a play on The Importance of Being Ernest.

Let A Child Be Born (Table of Contents: 2)

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.
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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: 3)

Alpha Waves / 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
Related Scans
Series Information
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
    Alpha Waves
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