Characters Appearing: Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Colossus, Crystal, Dazzler, Dr. Druid, Goblyn, Havok, Human Torch, Jade Dragon, Longshot, Madison Jeffries, Manikin, Marrina, Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura), Pathway, Persuasion, Psylocke, Rogue, Sasquatch, She-Hulk, Storm, Sub-Mariner, Thing, Thor, Vindicator (Heather Hudson), Wolverine
Alpha Flight #61
Issue(s): Alpha Flight #61
The inquisition turns from the specifics of the incident in Asia to a general question of how the government and Alpha Flight should exist, with some parallels to the Mutant Registration Act that was recently passed in the States.
Before the question is resolved, we hear from the Jade Dragon, who was teleported to Canada with Alpha Flight by the High Lama.
Ultimately, Vindicator rejects government funding and invites the Jade Dragon to join Alpha.
Also attending the inquisition is Madison Jeffries. The rest of Alpha are at a nearby bar, and accidentally cause a ruckus.
This turns into Wanda Langkowski trying to get at the money that she owns as Walter, and finding that due to her identity change she can't. The rest of Alpha and Beta Flight start thinking about breaking up, but Wanda decides to go contact her wife. And while Vindicator's rejection of the government's money was partially based on the assumption that she'd be able to tap Langkowski's fortune, it turns out that the wife isn't giving it up.
While the events in Asia are getting replayed on television, we see Goblyn and Pathway's parents recognizing their daughter. We also get reactions from other super-hero teams.
After the rambling madness of the past several issues, this more grounded issue feels like a major improvement. That said, it's still largely an issue of people shouting random and illogical things at each other in a courtroom while the rest of Alpha (especially Sasquatch) repeatedly act surprised about their inability to access Walter Langkowski's funds (which i never knew were so extensive).
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Because of the guest cameos, i've pushed this back in publication time a bit. The MCP has this between Avengers #290-291 and after Thor #390 while Thor is still on Hydrobase, between Fantastic Four #312-313 (Sharon Ventura's red and yellow McDonalds costume is just a coloring error), and between Uncanny X-Men #231-232.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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