Alpha Flight Vol. 3 #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 12, 2004

    I have to confess I enjoyed this issue far more than I expected to, as this is a highly entertaining, if somewhat unconventional take on the traditional gathering of the heroes story. Now the plot at the core of this story feels a bit familiar, but the issue clearly recognizes this, and it has some fun playing against this feeling. Sasquatch's recruitment techniques are amusingly unorthodox, and when the team is fully assembled the book offers up a couple fun moments, as I enjoyed the way that the group openly questions the wisdom of sending a band of raw rookies against a threat that took down a team with years of experience under their belt. The less than inspired reactions that most of the characters have to Walter's big pro-Canada speech also made me smile, and if nothing else it served to reaffirm my belief that Major Mapleleaf is going to emerge as my favorite as he's like Dudley Doright with superpowers. Of course the idea that he's so full of goodness leaves me a bit suspicious Read Full Review

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