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Alpha Flight: True North #1

Writer: Jim Zub, Jed MacKay, Ed Brisson Artist: Max Dunbar, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Scott Hepburn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Grab your hat and come travel light... adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told...until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindicator!
  Rated T+

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 4, 2019

    While this isn't a necessary pick-up, if you decide to jump in you'll find yourself wishing this wasn't just a one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Chino DT Sep 6, 2019

    Rayos, debo decir que me emocion leer este nmero, ver la alineacin original de Alpha Flight reunida como los viejos tiempos hizo que casi rodara una lgrima por mi mejilla, un excelente equipo de escritores y artistas se reunen para brindarnos tres grandes aventuras del poderoso equipo del norte, esperaba con todo mi corazn ver algun arte de John Byrne sin embargo estoy muy feliz con lo que le. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Sep 4, 2019

    This one-shot does exactly what it's meant to do. It's inspired me to go out and read more Alpha Flight books. Like all of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 6, 2019

    All in all, Alpha Flight: True North #1 looks great and reads even better. It's a one-shot that begs the question " where's the ongoing series?! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez Sep 4, 2019

    Alpha Flight: True North is telling three stories, and as such, each is segment is different in tone and style. Yet ultimately they all have something in common: a strong emotional core about dealing with the past. They all also succeed in execution and make great use of the shorter format as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Sep 7, 2019

    Alpha Flight: True North #1 is a good introduction for new readers and something new for long-time Alpha Flight fans! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Sep 9, 2019

    Overall, a good showcase for all the characters involved and a good read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jon Comics Nov 2, 2019

    Absolute must have for any Alpha Flight fan.
    We get several stories which acknowledge the characters’ past history and plant seeds for the future.
    The Snowbird and Talisman team up is eery and phantasmagoric.
    The Puck-Marrina team up is revealing about the characters’ past and explores some interesting possibilities.
    And most intriguing is the Vindicator Guardian story. Need the follow up.

  • 8.5
    Kreniigh Sep 6, 2019

    This sort of special is often an excuse to dust off old characters and move them through relatively generic lesson-of-the-week stories, but this one dove pretty deep into their backstories. It probably works best for long-time readers who like hefty continuity.

  • 8.0
    JustCrazy Sep 5, 2019

    It was enjoyable. I am hoping they continue the 3rd story That be the conclusion I would like to see an Alpha Flight monthly comic

  • 7.5
    AFINO Sep 7, 2019

    2 out of the 3 stories show that the creative team understands what it is to be heroic AND human, and 1 story that just doesn't get it.
    There are many definitions of a hero, but the one pertinent to ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH is this one from Webster's New World Dictionary 1988 - "the central main character in a novel, play, poem, etc. with whom the reader or audience is supposed to sympathize."

    Using mind-manipulation and brain-washing tactics to convince someone they have been the victim of mind-manipulation and brain-washing tactics makes Mac as scrupulous, ethical, and trustworthy as The Master.
    Unfortunately, this travesty goes much deeper: opening up this can of worms and trying to make believe it is something other more

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 26, 2020

    This one-shot has a nicely consistent theme; each strip is, in its own way, about heritage and family.

  • 6.5
    Briton Sep 8, 2019

    Very very average. A missed opportunity.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Sep 4, 2019

    This was okay. Like Canada. Just okay.

  • 3.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 4, 2019

    For being a one-shot out of the blue special, Alpha Flight was a big, hot nothingburger. I was hoping for so much more.

    The first of the three stories was OK, the other two not so much. If you're going to tell a Puck backstory (which chips away at the fun mystery of the character, so tread lightly when you do it), you'd better tell it well. And the Guardian/Vindicator that supposed to set something up in Marvel continuity? Or are we left with that, twisted as it is? (In fairness, the first story had was better, giving some depth to the Snowbird character and providing space for Talisman to display her skills.)

    The art throughout...just not good. Puck looked like he was on a medieval stretching device d more

  • 10
    Lock Sep 20, 2020

  • 6.0
    truffaz Nov 3, 2019

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 4, 2019

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