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!
In Episode 6, Liam, Adrianna and Doug unpack the post-Guardian world of issues #14, 15 and 16 of Alpha Flight. How does Byrne handle this transition? What’s going on with Namor and Marrina? Who will step up to fill Guardian’s formidable role as leader of Alpha Flight? Plus: inker Bob Wiacek’s triumphant Alpha Flight debut!
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