Alpha Flight #18 [Direct]
(January 1985)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-09-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited) (editor); Linda Grant (credited) (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #55, with newsstand on-sale date of 1984-10-02.
This issue has variants:

A new role for Heather...a decision for Snowbird...and Shaman meets the ultimate menace! (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed as Wiacek)
Colors
?
Letters
John Byrne (logo design, see notes); typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Heather McNeil Hudson; Snowbird; Shaman]; Douglas Thompson; Ranaq
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook posting Comics Logos A #64: ALPHA FLIGHT, 6 March 2021.

How Long Will a Man Lie in the Earth 'Ere He Rot? (Table of Contents: 1)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (credited)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Rick Parker (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Heather! Luncheon is served!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Heather Hudson; Puck; Northstar; Shaman; Snowbird [Narya; Anne McKenzie]]; Douglas Thompson; Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Emily Stang; Lucas Stang; Ranaq [Emily Stang]
Synopsis
Heather begins to try and get Alpha Flight back together. Shaman and Elizabeth face off against the great beast Ranaq and Shaman is impressed by his daughter's innate magical abilities that have come to the surface during the battle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two spellings are used for the names of the characters of Emily and Lucas: ‘Stang’ (pp. 6, 9 and 22, then in Alpha Flight # 19), and ‘Strang’ (pp. 16, 18). Given the frequency of use of ‘Stang,’ it seems that the spelling of ‘Strang’ is incorrect and constitutes a scripting error.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Gerald Theopolis Butler, Cory Daniel K. Caponero, Chris Weppler, Sam Hughes, and Elizabeth Holden.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A new role for Heather...a decision for Snowbird...and Shaman meets the ultimate menace!
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. How Long Will a Man Lie in the Earth 'Ere He Rot?
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Waves
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