Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #1

Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente Artist: Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A FEAR ITSELF maxi-series spinoff! Do you fear…your country turning on you? Alpha Flight has long been the protector of an entire nation…but what happens when that nation needs to be protected from itself? New York Times best-selling authors Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with red-hot artist Dale Eaglesham, bring back the team you demanded—the original Alpha Flight! Sasquatch, Snowbird, Northstar and Aurora have been joined by their revived allies Guardian, Vindicator, Shaman, and Marrina as the paragons and protectors of an entire nation. But as FEAR ITSELF takes over, their own country turns on the Flight and brands them traitors for the shocking actions of one of their closest allies. As the borders close and an entire nation hunts them down, will the newly reunited Alpha Flight survive?

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 19, 2011

    The problem with the series is the same as always: bringing so many disparate heroes together into a functioning team. So far, they're off to a reasonable start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 15, 2011

    A really strong first issue of Alpha Flight. It isn't without a few problems (few comics are), but it succeeded very well in (a) not sucking and (b) recapturing that early 80"s Alpha Flight feel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2011

    Fear Itself has done this new series no real favors. Luckily, it doesn't appear as though the book will be dealing so directly with that event after this issue, instead focusing on its own characters and conflicts. As long as that proves to be the case, Alpha Flight should have no problem living up to its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic & Nick Hanover Jun 26, 2011

    I mean, to a casual reader this would just be "Alpha Flight fights some fish man," not "Alpha Flight fights one of the Worthy that serve the Serpent, who is the actual All-Father which only matters if you know what Thor is." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 13, 2011

    As far as first issues go, "Alpha Flight" #1 is unremarkable. The fight is serviceable and does its job, but it's hard to say you'll remember anything about it a couple of days later. So much is going on that none of it gets a chance to make an impact except for the odd thing. The issue does end on a strong, interesting note and that may be its one saving grace. That cliffhanger is a hard one to not want to follow up on. Read Full Review

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