Alpha Flight #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

SAVING CANADA... FROM THE MUTANT MENACE?! GUARDIAN, PUCK, SNOWBIRD and SHAMAN return, as a terrestrial ALPHA FLIGHT bursts onto the scene! But what schism will pit these heroes against their former teammates AURORA, NORTHSTAR and NEMESIS, as well as Aurora's beau, FANG? The FALL OF X has changed the game, and will Alpha Flight soar to new heights-or be crushed under the weight of an impossible mission?
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 16, 2023

    Alpha Flight #1 gives the Canadian superhero team a real chance to shine. The comic is individual to them, the friends they have lost, the battles they’ve faced together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Jamie Remolde Aug 20, 2023

    A scary but needed story to be told in today's climate. As I am reading this, I truly hope that I will not see a day where something like this happens. This story needs to be told and is a glowing example that comics are a valuable art form that can give commentary to our societies. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Aug 16, 2023

    With constant callbacks to the team's history,Alpha Flight #1 has a lot of love for the source material, and it shows. The book combines classic elements with modern stakes to provide some heavy emotional scenes. While it struggles to introduce its premise in a fluid way, the rest of this book should be a brilliant adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 16, 2023

    ORCHIS and Department H, two of the most sinister organizations thats ever existed in the Marvel Universe have combined forces to destroy the mutant menace, but will the government sponsored team, Alpha Flight go along with it? Brisson and Godlewski have started a tale thatll hopefully resonate with fans and readers, because this team deserves their time to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 30, 2023

    I wasn't expecting much going into this since I'm both decades out of date on the characters and everything that the mutant side of Marvel is doing just makes no sense to me. The unwieldy nature of what the Marvel comics universe has become makes a property like this not really make a lot of sense with sliding timelines and all that. But it was fun to reconnect, even briefly, with old favorites like Snowbird and Mac and to see another generation coming on board. Trying to wrap my head around the logistics of it all isn't easy and basically seeing more sentinel-related stuff in it doesn't exactly prove to be a draw. I do like the reveal that we get about the team toward the end as that helps to shorten some problematic areas for the group and I'm curious to see where it'll go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 16, 2023

    Alpha Flight #1 is a good start. I'm not sure if it's a series to read with each issue or collected based off the first issue, hence my “read.” I think the first issue is a bit too predictable in that way so if there's more twists and turns to come, then that'd change things in the long run, but, it's a fun and entertaining read and solid addition to Fall of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 17, 2023

    Alpha Flight #1 piggybacks off the events of 2023's Hellfire Gala to explore how Canada's newly re-formed super team is tasked with protecting their citizens from the “mutant threat.” Brisson's take on the team is consistent with their history, and using the mutant dilemma as an excuse to bring the team back to the fore is a smart play. I'm not sure where this story is headed, but I like what I see so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 12, 2023

    Alpha Flight has been a tricky team to get right. Its not often that the teams delicate balance between politics, emotion, and action has been placed on the page in a way that makes any kind of sense. John Byrne did a brilliant job with the first run on the first series back in the early 1980s. The series has been hit-or-miss since. Thankfully, Brisson and Godlewski are doing a good job of bringing it all to the page.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 18, 2023

    An interesting introduction brings Canada into the 'Fall of X.' Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 21, 2023

    I went from being somewhat passive about a standard story with good art, to engaged in what story this series is telling. I'm more interested in this than any other Alpha Flight story to date just thanks to a perfectly executed page turn. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 16, 2023

    This is a pretty strong start overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RatsKert Aug 19, 2023

    I'm an OG Alpha Flight phan.
    This issue really had that old school Alpha Flight story feel to it.
    Loved the end.

  • 8.5
    Sollywoods Aug 16, 2023

    This was a delightful surprise. I didn't know a new Alpha Flight series was coming out so I picked it up going in blind. I've always enjoyed Alpha Flight and this is a good start from a writer that seems to understand the characters. I'm not a fan of heroes fighting other heroes unless there is a very good reason (most stories just end up making the characters look like childish idiots) so we'll see how that turns out in the end but so far it's working for me.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Jan 9, 2024

    This was a really solid first issue that does a nice jo of establishing the story for the rest of the miniseries. I think the twist regarding who the team is working with was executed well, especially. Another stronger point of this book was Godlewski's art, in my opinion.

  • 7.5
    Reaper74 Nov 21, 2023

    Glad Alpha is back. Nice setup and though the beginning is somewhat headscratcher knowing the characters past it does end nicely.

  • 7.5
    derbycomics Aug 17, 2023

    It was bound to happen — we finally hit a small bump in the Fall of X road. That’s not to say that ALPHA FLIGHT #1 was bad by means, it was actually a good comic on it’s own! It’s problem lies in just how consequential other X-titles have been so far in this new arc. The scale and stakes of this issue didn’t match what we’ve seen in X-MEN #25, IMMORTAL X-MEN #14, or X-MEN RED #14 yet this might be exactly what we need in order to keep those stories feeling so important.

    In this debut issue featuring the Great White North’s premiere team of superheroes, Ed Brisson re-frames political and societal concepts that have shown up in past Alpha Flight titles for the current reality in a post-Hellfire world. Throughout the b more

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 16, 2023

    So glad it ended like it did or it would’ve made no sense at all. I’m intrigued if not totally impressed.

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Aug 19, 2023

  • 9.0
    Fraidy Cat Sep 8, 2023

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Jan 8, 2024

  • 8.0
    NickNightingale Dec 26, 2023

  • 8.0
    Drasek83 Aug 17, 2023

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 9, 2023

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