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!
After quite a long hiatus, The Flight Stuff returns for a special one-off episode!
Marvel Comics just recently wrapped up Heroes Reborn, an alternate timeline storyline exploring a universe in which the Avengers never existed and Squadron Supreme rise up as Earth’s mightiest heroes in their place. What does this have to do with Alpha Flight? Well, a tie-in comic, of course! Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t make out so well in this alternate timeline, and our favorite Canadian heroes find themselves in a really tough spot in Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight #1.
In this episode, Doug, Liam and Adrianna briefly bring listeners up to speed on their lives (our last episode dropped October 2019!) before diving into Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight, our thoughts on the comic and the Heroes Reborn event in general, and what might be in store for the future of the show.
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