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Subj: Re: Can Alpha Flight ever be revived?
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 at 03:08:05 pm EDT (Viewed 9 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Can Alpha Flight ever be revived?
Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 at 02:24:12 pm EDT (Viewed 270 times)

    Are people going to line up to buy a roster containing Sasquach, Northstar, Aurora, Maddison Jeffries and Talisman?

Well, I would! Then again, I've bought everything else Flight-related, so I'm probably not a good representative sample of the casual comic-reading public.

Back in the day we had plenty of team books: Alpha Flight, Defenders, New Warriors, Power Pack and even Wolf Pack for a brief, awful instant. All those books are gone.

Now Marvel team books fall under two families: Avengers and X-Men. (Fantastic Four is an exception: it is the lone book in its family).

The trick is to introduce Alpha Flight--regardless of its team members--in a way that doesn't repeat those of books in already established families. If I want to read a gritty book where the team members kill, I go to X-Force. If I want to see heroes in training or discovering their powers, I go to Avengers Academy or Secret Warriors.

Each book has its niche. Alpha Flight has to find its niche again.

What can a new Alpha Flight book accomplish that an already-existing team book doesn't? And would such a book appeal to a wide readership?

I feel a great writer could take Sasquach, Northstar, Aurora, Maddison Jeffries and Talisman, and perhaps a few others (maybe even a character like USAgent, who would be an unlikely fit, but a writer looking for a challenge could do it) and make an amazing Canada-based super team.

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