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While it may be slightly overshadowed this week by the release of a few other big-ticket comics, such as an issue of Avengers, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Ben Oliver have released a "point one" issue of their new run on Alpha Flight.

I have no strong opinions on Alpha Flight as a group, aside from when I was eight and an issue of John Byrne's run on the book scared the hell out of me (it was the one with a woman with a mouth for a face, if that means anything to you), but I flipped through this issue in the store based on Pak and Van Lente's names. I am now somewhat convinced that they A) read Scans Daily, and B) pander to it.



It has it all! Aurora in therapy! Sasquatch not being an emo bastard!

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Northstar! Boobs! (Actually, that's kind of a hot outfit. If you look really closely, she's wearing a bodysuit under a trenchcoat; it has heels.) (Also, Kara going all super-criminal is a plot point.)

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Also, because you goofs are you, I present:

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Date: 2011-05-18 09:23 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Wasn't Purple Girl supposed to be a good guy? Outside of what she of what she did Northstar, I mean.


Whatever, this series look kinda awesome! I'm digging it! I'm hoping they all don't die dramatically for no good reason!

Date: 2011-05-18 09:50 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Her most recent name was Persuasion, and yes she was.

Date: 2011-05-19 11:54 am (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
Wasn't the whole point of her character that her dad was basically a monster (who's been made progressively more evil and thanks to Bendis now a sexual predator) and she was afraid she was destined to become one...but that she was fighting that notion and struggling to be a good person?

Also, I like boobs, but seriously, that outfit is pretty damn stupid, Kara.

Date: 2011-05-19 12:11 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yes, but as has been noted, shenanigans are suspected.

Zebediah Killgrave/Purple Man has been a sexual predator for a long time now, long before Bendis. Kara herself was conceived by a woman that Killgrave had taken a fancy to and casually possessed after she'd rejected him. It was a later that he realised he HAD fallen in love with her and released her from his control hopeful she'd reciprocate, she didn't and ran like hell instead.

Date: 2011-05-18 09:24 pm (UTC)
sigmund_droid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sigmund_droid
Yup that's pretty much how our elections went.

Citadel was such a jerk, almost didn't vote for him but then I realized Harper was my other choice.

Date: 2011-05-18 10:53 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Never thought I'd prefer the results of a Marvel universe election to reality so much.

Date: 2011-05-18 09:42 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Snowbird the Metermaid was my favorite thing.

Date: 2011-05-19 04:18 am (UTC)
ghosty732: Snowbird and iPod ((dem)igod)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
Snowbird the Metermaid giving the bad guy a parking ticket before she proceeded to take her down was my favourite thing.

Date: 2011-05-18 09:43 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
The art is really beautiful :D

And Northstar snark is always a pleasure to read ^_^

But I hope Persuasion doesn't die. I'm already sad enough because Major Mapleleaf died, he was such a swell guy ;_;

Date: 2011-05-18 09:46 pm (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
Huh, interesting....

Date: 2011-05-18 09:50 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Is this Northstar's first full-on-the-lips kiss with a guy?

Date: 2011-05-18 10:59 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
I think we got a few of them off of his time in Nation X. At least one.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:04 am (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Nope. Implied sex, no on-screen kisses.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:03 am (UTC)
suzene: (Luff!)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Yup. And the fact that there was tongue involves does not make up for the fact that it took twenty years to get here.

Still...this book was luff.

Date: 2011-05-18 09:55 pm (UTC)
k_red: (Default)
From: [personal profile] k_red
the art...soooo pretty

Date: 2011-05-18 09:57 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
Alpha Flight has three primary audiences:

1) Those that remember the original book and love it
2) Those that know about the team because of Northstar
3) Canadians

They certainly are hitting all three with this!

Date: 2011-05-18 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nightauditguy
I thought Alpha Flight was dead?

Date: 2011-05-18 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
while he certianly hasn't given up the right to criticize policy in general I think he has to Guardian.

Date: 2011-05-18 11:46 pm (UTC)
valismedsen: (happy)
From: [personal profile] valismedsen
kiss kiss kiss, interracial gay kiss! yay!

Date: 2011-05-19 12:04 am (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
The guy winning the election, is that Gary Cody?

Date: 2011-05-19 04:15 am (UTC)
ghosty732: Cinderella from Vertigo's Fables (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
It is! A nice tie in to the old series.

Date: 2011-05-19 01:35 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Well, last time we saw Cody he was comatose following Bedlam's mind rape back in #52

Date: 2011-05-19 01:50 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Quick question- has Northstar ever gotten a kiss with a guy before this?

Date: 2011-05-19 04:16 am (UTC)
ghosty732: Cinderella from Vertigo's Fables (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
I thought I read somewhere that he has not. I'm pretty sure this is meant to be his first.

Date: 2011-05-19 04:19 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Way overdue :)

Date: 2011-05-19 02:47 am (UTC)
okkult3000: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okkult3000
Do they explain why Puck stayed dead?

Date: 2011-05-19 03:40 am (UTC)
doomisay: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doomisay
Puck was seen in the Wolverine relaunch. He's still dead, and may be ruling some small part of Hell at the moment.

I'd still love to see Puck II and Major Mapleleaf come back, though.

Date: 2011-05-19 04:16 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Or Lil for that matter. I mean, her corpse wasn't even cold yet when the rest of the team was resurrected.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:06 am (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Creative team have been dropping hints that he might not be...

Date: 2011-05-21 03:56 am (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I really hope so.

Date: 2011-05-19 04:17 am (UTC)
ghosty732: Snowbird and iPod ((dem)igod)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
So happy with this issue! The best creative team out there for this, they did such a great job with Hercules and hopefully they'll be enough to keep this series as an ongoing!

Snowbird as a meter-maid taking down Purple Girl was the best part.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:05 am (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Dear Fred Van Lente,

All is forgiven. Despite what you guys are doing to Marrina.

Love (so much love),
Me

Date: 2011-05-19 09:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
Pretty art. Gay character. Sexy Fatale. Positive portrayal of individual with mental health issues. Underrated heroes. Funny.

Def on my comics2buy list

Date: 2011-05-19 01:07 pm (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
That is either tongue or a very stretchy lip.

Date: 2011-05-20 10:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ogrebear
I am hoping we get Madison Jeffiers - Box back north of the Boarder again!

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