Top 100 Summer Comics… #86

I’m a sucker for Alpha Flight.

They were the weird, twisted bizarre Canadian superhero team. A perfect blend of odd and relatable characters, that whole proto-government team permeated the entire series, and has there been a better blueprint for that than the Alpha / Beta / Gamma Flight teams? Department H was the concept that spawned all sorts of government paranoia / big brother ideas in the Marvel U.

But the series would also get kind of weird.

#86 – Alpha Flight 67

Remember Shaman? Snowbird? Yeah, Canada is mystical as hell. And as such, what better villain to introduce than Dreamqueen, the tortured spawn of Nightmare? What other superhero book could transition from government control overtones to dreamscape villains easier than the ‘Flight? None. This issue stands out – and in no small part due to that cover. Killer.

One Comment

  1. jbil
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    i used to work with Carl Potts. He did editing for alpha flight. he was also editor on the punisher. I used to get random free comics from him. so stoked when i got Punisher #1

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