Alpha Flight #8 [Direct]
(March 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
On-sale Date
1983-11-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); Linda Grant (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #36, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-12-13.
This issue has variants:

Betrayal! (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aurora; Northstar; Deadly Ernest (hand only)
Reprints

Cold Hands Cold Heart (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
Michael Higgins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time for tears is past.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Aurora; Northstar]; Raymonde Belmonde (flashback); Danielle Belmonde (also in flashback); Nemesis [Isabel St. Ives] (introduction); Deadly Ernest [Ernest St. Ives] (origin, death)
Synopsis
Northstar tracks down Aurora and Deadly Ernest but is beaten to the punch in taking him down by the mysterious Nemesis.
Reprints

Genesis (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There it is!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Snowbird [Narya] (origin); Shaman (origin); James MacDonald Hudson; Heather Hudson
Synopsis
Shaman is contacted by James and Heather. They want him and Snowbird to come work for Department H.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The real name of Snowbird, ‘Narya,’ is revealed in this episode of The Origins of Alpha Flight. Snowbird appears for the first time in X-Men #120, April 1979, under the identity and form of ‘Anne McKenzie.’ This alias will later prove to be her human aspect one for, although not explicitly, her goddess nature is referred to the first time in X-Men #140, December 1980. As the episodes of Alpha Flight go, her human pseudonym ‘Anne McKenzie’ will be less utilized, in favor of Narya.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Dustan Leary, Sue Crawbuck, Louis Bispo, Dennis K. Catacci, T. M. Maple, Anthony Padilla, Conrad P. Felber and Allen Oliver.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Betrayal!
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Cold Hands Cold Heart
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. Genesis
    Alpha Flight
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Waves
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