Alpha Flight annual #1
Issue(s): Alpha Flight annual #1
Diablo is going through a phase where he's afraid to fight super-heroes....
...but she threatens him enough that he agrees to transfer her consciousness into Aurora's body.
However, Aurora escapes and forces Lily to drink the elixer meant for her, and it forces her to age and die all over again, and Diablo is returned to prison.
Also in this issue, we learn that Shaman no longer eats.
Snowbird is acting suicidal this issue thanks to the loss of her husband and child, and she similarly risks remaining in the Sasquatch form for a long time.
We also see Aurora and Roger Bochs at their most relationship-y (although this causes chronological problems).
I wouldn't have minded seeing Shaman go up against Diablo but thanks to his state in this issue there's none of that.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Alpha Flight #40-41, in the same gap as Marvel Fanfare #28. The problem with that is Roger Bochs is shown phased out of his armor during a period where he's supposed to have the bends. But things get even worse for Roger after Alpha Flight #41, and any earlier brings us into the Pestilence story (where Aurora first expresses interest in Box) that goes right into the Avengers crossover. So we'll have to assume that he had a temporary recovery. Can you temporarily recover from the bends?
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showAurora, Box, Diablo, Gilded Lily, Madison Jeffries, Northstar, Puck, Shaman, Snowbird, Vindicator (Heather Hudson)
Those are some very point ears Aurora is sporting. Was she always drawn that way or is the elf thing starting to be foreshadowed?
Posted by: Walter "My Plexus!" Lawson | January 27, 2014 2:29 AM
"I don't eat... food". How omnious. Does he drink... wine?
Posted by: Berend | March 14, 2014 12:56 PM
Gerry Talaoc may have been removed from the book because David Ross thought he was overwhelming his pencils, as per Mantlo in Amazing Heroes Preview Special #3.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 31, 2014 9:34 PM
Wait, what, David Ross' pencils ever stood out in the first place?!
Posted by: Oliver_C | May 10, 2016 6:25 AM
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