Alpha Flight #22 [Direct]
(May 1985)

Marvel, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.65 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-01-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (as Dennis O'Neil) (editor); Don Daley (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #63.
This issue has variants:

Meet Pink Pearl... Such a Nice Lady! (Table of Contents)

Alpha Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Aurora; Northstar]; Pink Pearl
Reprints

Rub-Out (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
J-j-jean-Paul... 'elp me, please! Aidez-moi...!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Heather Hudson; Aurora [Jeanne-Marie Beaubier]; Northstar [Jean-Paul Beaubier]; Talisman [Elizabeth Twoyoungmen]; Dr. Walter Langkowski [Sasquatch] (flashback)]; Madison Jeffries; Box [Roger Bochs]; Clementine D'Arbanville; Pink Pearl [Pearl Gross]; Bones; James MacDonald Hudson (false) [MX39147; Delphine Courtney]; Rhonda;
Synopsis
Heather thinks she sees her dead husband, Mac, in a crowd. Jeffries and Bochs make a new and improved Box suit. With her Jeanne-Marie persona dominant, Aurora seeks out her brother, Northstar, for help. They visit one of Jean-Paul's old friends at a circus only to find it is being overtaken by a tyrannical "fat lady" and her cohorts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pink Pearl’s character is almost redrawn identically in 1989 as Big Bertha [Ashley Crawford]. Big Bertha’s first appearance is in West Coast Avengers #46, July 1989.
First appearance of the new Box armor model 2.

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

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

Script
Denny O'Neil
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Juan Sanchez, Anonymous, Brian Tate, Miles Lewis, Michael Betti, Brad Junca, Tony Backs, David Gomshay and R. VanSchoyck.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet Pink Pearl... Such a Nice Lady!
    Alpha Flight
  2. 1. Rub-Out
    Alpha Flight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Alpha Waves
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