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Subj: Re: Return of Alpha Flight with showings for Shaman, Persuasion, Vindicator...
Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 at 11:04:03 am EDT (Viewed 225 times)
Reply Subj: Return of Alpha Flight with showings for Shaman, Persuasion, Vindicator...
Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 at 06:30:04 am EDT (Viewed 408 times)
A very difficult team to make work, this looks to be the most faithful to the original vision of the team and I wish it the best because of that but Alpha is a very limted concept. No one has ever had a very clear idea of what its mandate is and while John Byrne's will forever be the best take on it even that run skirted around the issue of where it fitted into the typical superteam format, I think of it as like the Defenders , a non-team. A bunch of loosely organised volunteers who while not supported by the country or even wanted by it are nontheless very necessary to its wellbeing. I think that's how the concept worked best.
I agree about the Shaman astral projection, that one breaks all the known rules! But continuity and consistency are slowly fading notions in comics and this is the sort of thing we'll have to get used to.
I just hope they aren't making Purple Girl go the villain route...