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Clea Lover
I love Alpha Flight...but

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Dr. Awesome

Subj: Re: Can Alpha Flight ever be revived?
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 at 02:28:45 pm CDT (Viewed 10 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Can Alpha Flight ever be revived?
Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 at 11:36:02 am CDT (Viewed 16 times)

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Yes, it could be revived.

If a writer would go back to what made the original Alpha Flight unique, this concept could be successful. John Byrne created a bunch of characters made to battle the X-Men, and turned them into something great.

The attempts to revive the team failed because they strayed too far from the Byrne stories. Seagle's run just didn't catch on (and I actually thought his run was pretty solid), while Lobdell's run I dropped a few issues in (I never did like his writing).

Of course, the big issue now is that much of the original team is quite dead. If there were to be a new book, you'd have Sasquatch, Northstar, Aurora, Talisman and Madison Jeffries. I just don't see fans buying this Collective guy as the new Guardian. Would you bring some characters back from the dead (like Puck)?

It becomes a question of who you'd have on the team, and how you'd approach it.

There are a lot of problems with this book that are inherent to the book itself.

1). Canada...Not that I'm knocking Canada but Marvel comics are in NYC and they always seem to be isolated from all the action.

2). Too many magical characters. With Sas, Snowbird, Talisman, Shaman and sometimes Witchfire these characters lead to magical story lines which IMHO never seem to sell very well. (Dr. Strange and Dr. Fate always get cancelled)

3). Guardian. Is he Alive, Dead, A robot, a clone? He died in the first couple of issues of the launch and has been a mess ever since. He is supposed to be Canada's Captain America but has had more convoluted story lines than Ms. Marvel.

Yes everything I have said is debatable but these are my reasons for having dropped this book more than once

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