Canadian creators unite for new ‘Alpha Flight’

A one-shot featuring three stories about the Canadian super team arrives in September.

Marvel is all about the one-shot specials in September, as they continue to celebrate their 80th birthday with special projects. You’ve got Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz doing New Mutants; Erik Larsen, Gerry Conway and Mark Bagley on Amazing Spider-Man; Roger Stern returning to Avengers; and, heck, you’ve even got Obnoxious the Clown in a Crazy one-shot.

But wait — there’s more! Also announced for September is a one-shot featuring a whole bunch of Canadian creators tackling Canada’s No. 1 team, Alpha Flight. Jim Zub, Scott Hepburn, Jed MacKay and more will contribute to Alpha Flight: True North.

“To celebrate the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship,” said editor Chris Robinson, “we’re bringing back the greatest of the Great White North, Canada’s premiere super-team Alpha Flight! And we’ve assembled a super-team of Canadian talent behind the scenes for extra authenticity. Trust me, these guys are going deep into the Deparment H files to tie-up those loose Alpha Flight story threads that have been keeping you all up at night. You wanted dip with the chips? Here it is!”

The one-shot will feature three different stories, and in addition to the characters shown in the above image, Talisman is also noted to appear. Now, it would have been really awesome if they could have gotten John Byrne involved — and I’m sure they tried — but the talent here should make for a fun one-shot. Here’s the complete solicitation:

ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH #1
JIM ZUB, JED MACKAY, ED BRISSON (W)
MAX DUNBAR, DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & MORE (A)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
VARIANT COVER BY RAMON PEREZ
STRONG AND FREE!
Grab your hat and come travel light… adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told…until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindicator!
40 PGS./ one-shot/Rated T+ …$4.99


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