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Alpha Flight Classic, Vol. 1 (Alpha Flight: En el principio #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  240 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Aurora, Northstar, Puck, Marrina, Sasquatch, form Alpha Flight, Canada's super human strike force.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 18th 2007 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2000)
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Mar 08, 2015 Devero rated it really liked it
Devo premettere che sono sempre stato un grande fan di John Byrne disegnatore. Per me è stato il migliore, parimerito con George Perez, degli anni '80. Ma, in più rispetto a Perez, Byrne aveva la capacità di scrivere storie interessanti ed avvincenti e in quegli anni si cimentò con il gruppo di Alpha Flight, cocreato sulle pagine di Uncanny X-Men insieme a Claremont. Le prime storie di questo super gruppo erano di una freschezza che ha ben resistito al passare dei decenni. John, nato in Inghilte ...more
Jan 29, 2016 Simone rated it it was amazing
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Leila Anani
This classic volume collects together Alpha Flight #1-8. As superhero teams go Alpha Flight are amongst the most interesting. For a start they are 100% Canadian and it's really refreshing to have superheroes who aren't either British or American brining all their cultural stereotyping. Indeed Vindicator changes his name to Guardian because what, being Canadian does our hero have to vindicate? All the characters are interesting because they are incredibly flawed - My favourites are easily Northst ...more
Eric Klee
Aug 21, 2012 Eric Klee rated it it was amazing
As a kid/teen in the 1980s, I used to love to read Alpha Flight by John Byrne. Byrne had the most creative ideas and could take minor characters and turn them into the most interesting people with distinct personalities. He did so with the Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, and then Alpha Flight.

Guardian? Puck? Snowbird? Northstar? Aurora? Sasquatch? Marina? "Who are these characters?" you might have asked yourself back then. Suddenly, they're starring in their own comic book, though, and you oddly
Aug 09, 2008 Travis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-books
One of my favorite comic book series.
John Byrne treated Alpha Flight as a loose ensemble rather than a traditional super hero team with a headquarters and weekly meetings.
Most of the stories feature a hero in solo action or just a couple of them teaming up. The full team only got together when there's a big emergency, and with the loose format getting the whole team together felt like a big deal.

He also did a nice job of mixing some older, established marvel villains in with the new rogues gal
This series debuted when John Byrne's creative juices were flowing freely, and it shows. His art is spectacular, but it's his writing that steals the show here. It's not just that he takes a collection of what could have been Canadian stereotypes on paper and constructs fascinating people out of them. It's more that he largely eschews the trappings of what comics did then (and even do now), creating a team, immediately disbanding it, and then following his heroes through separate adventures. It' ...more
John Kerry
This volume contains the first eight issues of the original run of Alpha Flight. I had the earliest of these at one time but got rid of them when I move from Ontario to British Columbia. Thus this volume both re-aquatinted me with some stuff I had read but also introduced me to some material I had not previously read. The book was enjoyable, just not worth the price that Marvel was asking Canadians to shell out for it. The characters are somewhat reflective of the country they represent. I do fi ...more
Byrne was at the top of his form at this point in his career. His runs on The Fantastic Four and Alpha Flight are of the same caliber as Walt Simonson's (now classic) run on Thor and Frank Miller's (now classic) run on Daredevil. This is comic book story telling at it's finest. Solid characterization, fast paces stories, interesting villains and a healty slice of humor. You can't go wrong.
May 13, 2013 Patrickderaaff rated it really liked it
Excellent. The stories are less epic than the X-men stories from the 80's, but the pacing is just right, the villains are original and the focus is on the characters, where it should be. John Byrne knows his stuff. And it's refreshing to have a superheroes series that is set in Canada instead of the USA.
Aug 01, 2011 Ron rated it really liked it
One of Byrne's finest efforts, it was still a bit like X-Men light. He didn't really stretch the boundaries of what he had once collaborated upon in the X-Men, but his art was as great as ever and he was given the chance to write for the first time.
Aug 20, 2011 Heine rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I read part of the early Alpha Flight, as I got my hands on danish translations as a child. I look forward to go all the way back to the start, and reread the stories.
Mar 29, 2015 Ryan rated it liked it
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Classic early 80s Marvel comics with Byrne turning in in best work (aside from his classic X-Men run). Not sure, but I think that this is the only stuff that John Byrne wrote for Marvel. He really wanted these Canadian superheroes to be a success, and it shows that he put a lot of work into fleshing out all of these characters. It seems that the editors let him do whatever he wanted without too many constraints. So unlike other superhero teams, they don't go on too many adventures together. Most ...more
Biff  Nightingale
Jan 27, 2014 Biff Nightingale rated it it was amazing
Classic stuff..I like the fact that Byrne put in a bunch of Canadian references and places!
Juan Jose
Aug 10, 2011 Juan Jose rated it it was amazing
This one is excellent!
Michael Ludgood
May 31, 2016 Michael Ludgood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for volume two

I remember when this book came out. I was transfixed with John Byrnes art. Fantastic four was my favorite book at the time. Incredible story. I want the next volume please.
Aug 19, 2015 Dan rated it it was ok
Not as good as volume 2,but interesting to see the start of this team.
Jun 16, 2015 Kerri rated it liked it
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3 stars across the board. I like that the stories aren't as drastic as the ones featuring the X-Men.
Jul 29, 2016 Reyel2107 rated it it was amazing
the best creation of byrne !!!!
Elliot Huxtable
Feb 14, 2016 Elliot Huxtable rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A fun visit to the origins of nobody's favourite super hero team... from Canada.
Jun 07, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
epic! go AURORA!!!
Nov 17, 2015 Mphill968 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A John Byrne classic

Wow...this brings back great memories. If you are a fan of John Byrne, the you will love Alpha Flight. Great Byrne art and his wonderfully unique stories.
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero.

Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men com
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