Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

The True North, Strange and Free

Alpha Flight #0.1
Writers: Greg Pak & Fred van Lente
Pencils: Ben Oliver
Inks: Dan Green
Colors: Frank Martin
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover artist: Phil Jimenez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $2.99 US

One might think it was solely my Canadian citizenship that drove me to purchase this introductory issue of a new Alpha Flight series, but one would be wrong. I’ve enjoyed the work of writers Greg Pak and Fred van Lente in the past, and I’m always interested in what they have in mind with new projects. While I enjoyed their work on this project more than the first two issues of Herc, it still pales in comparison with their previous efforts on Incredible Hulk and Incredible Hercules. Don’t get me wrong… this comic book features some diverting, super-hero genre action, but it also feels rather generic and inconsequential.

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