Comic Book Resources has the scoop on Alpha Flight’s apparent return in the Jim McCann written, Reilly Brown drawn one-shot spinning out of the third issue of the Chaos War mini-series “event” from Marvel — CHAOS WAR: ALPHA FLIGHT.
The article has a full run down on the Canadian superteam created by John Byrne and Chris Claremont in the pages of the Uncanny X-Men 31 years ago (how did we all miss Alpha Flight’s 30th Anniversary?) and writer McCann’s plans for the characters as still living team members Aurora, Northstar, Snowbird and Sasquatch are reunited with deceased members Guardian, Vindicator, Shaman and Marrina.
“This is a full reunion of the core cast. We’ve got Sasquatch, Northstar, Aurora and Snowbird,” McCann stated. “Sharp eyed readers will notice there is a missing name from that list. The character is a very popular member, and that’s Puck. That is addressed in the one shot. I can’t say much more than that.”
As the adage says, nothing is free, and the resurrection of the dead team members in “Chaos War: Alpha Flight” does come with a price. “One of the living Alphans is doing whatever possible to bring back the dead ones. In doing so, this character basically makes a deal with their version of the devil to make this happen,” McCann explained. “Once they’re brought back, there is one character that is basically trying to hold the team together on the dead side and one character trying to hold the team together on the living side. So when the two are able to succeed and do that with the help of their greatest enemy, you get this awesome reunion, but also, in classic Alpha Flight style, you immediately get the conflict and fallout that rocks every member.”
The article goes on to imply that of the one-shot is successful that it could lead to more ALPHA FLIGHT in 2011.
Note: don’t forget that Marvel is releasing a special limited Avengers #4 Alpha Flight Variant next week exclusively at Toronto’s FAN EXPO CANADA.