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Subj: Re: Alpha Flight #0.1
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 at 01:12:40 pm EDT (Viewed 164 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Alpha Flight #0.1
Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 at 11:29:44 pm EDT (Viewed 14 times)
I agree, the art was great (except for Sasquatch who looked too small and generally bad). I don't think you'll be disappointed in the next artist... Eaglesham's recent work on the Fantastic Four was some of the best work I've seen since George Perez on JLA/Avengers. I couldn't have chosen a better creative team for Alpha Flight, and I'm thrilled that Marvel is doing this for my favorite, long-suffering team.
The writing on 0.1 was also pretty cool. Northstar was more in-character then he has been for any of his X-book appearances. His exchange with Guardian was classic Northstar. And I'm thrilled to have Aurora back in a strong mental place (she was always a favorite, and I hated what Weapon X put her through). The flirty dialogue with Sasquatch and Aurora was nostalgic but fresh. The Hudson's have obviously lost custody of their child (having been presumed dead and in fact acutally dead for a long period of time). Someone remembered Snowbird's civilian identity? Someone remembered Gary Cody, for heaven's sake?? The Purple Girl flexing her muscles in political disagreement/civil disobedience worked for me. Heather's compassion for her worked even more. In fact, the only thing in the whole issue that didn't ring true for me was Marina's racism - she was generally a sweet-natured, shy little girl until her Plodex-side turned her all kill-crazy. Looks like the writers are unifying that dichotomy into an alien-with-attitude bad girl. Not too keen on that interpretation, but if it means we get to see her pwn Namor for beheading her, I'm on board.
Can't wait for the maxi-series to start!
And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last that in this world, with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!