Welcome to The Flight Stuff: a podcast about Canada’s premiere superhero team!
In 1983, comic book writer and artist John Byrne lifted his original team, Alpha Flight, from the pages of Uncanny X-Men and dropped them into their own, eponymous series. Over the course of 11 years, the Canadian super team — Guardian, Sasquatch, Puck, Snowbird, Shaman, Aurora, Northstar, and others along the way — battled foes large and small, with adventures steeped in social commentary and uniquely Canadian issues and themes.
Join comic book enthusiasts Liam, Adrianna and Doug as they make their way through the original series issue by issue, character by character, Byrnism by Byrnism, with occasional detours through Canadian cultural history. So sit back, listen up and get right with the Flight!
Welcome, Alphans, to another installment of The Flight Stuff!
What better way to kick of an episode of The Flight Stuff than with ALPHA FLIGHT NEWS?! That’s right! There’s something rumbling in the Great White North. Last week, Marvel announced Alpha Flight: True North #1, a oneshot with three new Alpha Flight tales, in celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary. Liam, Doug and Adrianna discuss this exciting development and speculate on what this means for new Alpha Flight material into the future.
Then, it’s onto the Alpha Flight of yore, as we tackle issues #27 and 28 of Alpha Flight. It’s a major milestone for the show, as this marks the completion of Byrne’s run on the series. The team talks cover art confusion, Shaman’s complicated family drama, and we fawn over Jeffries and gripe about The Beyonder, before taking turns reflecting on Byrne’s departure from the series. It’s a fun episode, but also bittersweet.
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