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Issue:	Alpha Flight 33
Date:	Apr-86
Story:	A Friend in Need (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Marrina, Snowbird, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd,
Roger, Madison Jeffries; Mac (in flashback)
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson
Guest Stars:	X-Men Peter Rasputin (Colossus), Ororo Munroe (Storm), Kurt Wagner
(Nightcrawler), Logan (Wolverine), Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), Rachel Summers
(Phoenix II), Rogue, Eric Magnus von Lensherr alias Michael Xavier (Magneto)
Villains:	Warlord Attuma of Atlantis, Mariko Yashida (Lady Deathstrike)
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Marrina, still a monster (since iss. 16) flees Attuma's vessel. She
screams with abdominal pains, which are sympathetically felt by Snowbird.
	Heather flies across Canada to the X-Men in Westchester and is knocked out by
Magneto, attacking from reflex. Storm leaves her in Wolverine's hands.
	Heather explains that she wants Wolverine to teach her to fight, and they
reminisce. A feral Logan had attacked Heather and Mac on their honeymoon, and
they shot him dead, but he got better. Mac went for help, while Heather stayed
with Logan. They both saw his claws for the first time, which put Logan in such a
state that Heather just held him all night to comfort him. He was adopted by
them, until he realized she wouldn't leave Mac for him, so he left, instead.
	Wolverine tells her that being a hero doesn't mean having powers, and just
then they are attacked by Deathstrike's samurai.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 34
Date:	May-86
Story:	Honor (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Judd, Roger, Madison Jeffries, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul,
Snowbird, Michael, Heather (Vindicator henceforth), Mac (in flashback), Marrina
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson, Michael's grandfather
Guest Stars:	Logan (Wolverine), Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
Villains:	Mariko Yashida (Lady Deathstrike), Lord Dark Wind, Bullseye, Attuma
Other Characters:	Kira Yashida
Synopsis:	Judd flies off to retrieve Heather before she hurts herself.
	Thompson shows up at the mansion carrying Snowbird, whom he announces is ill
and is his wife. She calls for Michael, but he is off in the wilderness talking
to his dead grandfather.
	Deathstrike claims Wolverine's skeleton, since the adamantium technology was
stolen from her father, whom she later killed. Heather suspects that Mac was
involved, and that they didn't come across Wolverine by accident.
	Wolverine and Heather best Deathstrike's samurai, but the lady herself bears
an indestructible blade and duels Wolverine. Judd arrives and accidentally
crashes the Omniship into them both. Deathstrike shatters her blade against
Heather's suit.
	Attuma nets Marrina.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 35
Date:	Jun-86
Story:	The Child Is Father to the Man (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Marrina, Heather, Judd, Mac (flashback, again), Snowbird,
Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Roger, Madison Jeffries, Michael, Elizabeth
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson, Michael's grandfather
Guest Stars:	Namor the Sub-Mariner, Logan (Wolverine)
Villains:	Attuma, Dara, Mariko Yashida (Lady Deathstrike)
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Attuma wants to use Marrina as bait to lure Namor, and she is still
having abdominal pains.
	Judd professes his fondness for Heather, who, still shocked by the realization
that Mac manipulated Wolverine and herself, is reluctant to get involved with
another man. He chalks it up to his dwarfism.
	Returning to Mansion Alpha, they find Snowbird ill, mad as a bear, and calling
for Michael to help her.
	Michael is off in Eskimo territory, being tested by the spirits of caribou,
mosquitoes, a wide-mouth bass, and wolves. He bests them all and is given a new
costume by Elizabeth, who had been his real tester. His final test is to vanquish
the skeletons of Vikings, who centuries before had killed his ancestors. Michael
no longer uses a medicine bag, but draws forth Eaglet, his familiar, and calls on
other spirits to defeat the skeletons. He then returns to the mansion to aid
Snowbird.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 36
Date:	Jul-86
Story:	Labor Pains (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Michael,
Madison Jeffries, Roger, Marrina, Mac (flashback)
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson (here demoted to Cpl.); Nelvanna,
Hodiak, Turoq the Shaper
Guest Stars:	Avengers Dane Whitman (the Black Knight), Namor the Sub-Mariner,
Hercules, Monica Rambeau (Capt. Marvel), Steve Rogers (Capt. America); Dr.
Stephen Strange
Villains:	High Priest Shakkoth, Vashti, Attuma, Capt. F.R. Crozier (Pestilence)
Other Characters:	Byrrah, Richard Easton
Synopsis:	Snowbird hunts a rabbit, but is unable to eat it. Michael explains
that she is expecting a baby.
	Byrrah breaks into Avengers' mansion to find Namor and tell him that Attuma
has seized Atlantis. Namor resigns from the Avengers and returns to the sea.
	Judd tells Thompson how Snowbird was born (see iss. 7), and he cries out that
he doesn't want a baby, just his wife back. He tries to take her to a regular
hospital, but the team stops him.
	Michael examines Snowbird and realizes her son must be born in a place of
power. Neither the house spirits nor the gods will help him find a suitable spot,
but Dr. Strange does. However, this place of power actually houses Pestilence.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 37
Date:	Aug-
Story:	Death Birth (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Michael,
Madison Jeffries, Roger, Elizabeth, Marrina
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson (a 3-striper, again); Nelvanna,
Hodiak, Turoq the Shaper
Guest Stars:	Namor
Villains:	Attuma
Other Characters:	Capt. F.R. Crozier (Pestilence), Sir John Franklin
Synopsis:	In 1848, Pestilence was a ship's captain leading an expedition to the
frozen north. Desperate for food, he led his dying men across the tundra, and
before he died himself he drank an elixir to preserve himself until spring. But
his men buried him, thinking him dead, and he remained trapped beneath the
permafrost.
	Aurora flirts with Roger while Alpha Flight flies to a place of power to
deliver Snowbird's baby. They are met by Elizabeth, has developed a decidedly
haughty attitude.
	The gods appear, giving Snowbird a last chance to join them, but she wants to
remain human.
	Spirits of decay attack the baby, and Elizabeth prevents Michael or any
spirits from helping. She wants him to be shown up as a failure, like he failed
her mother and herself.
	Pestilence lives again through Snowbird's baby, and when Elizabeth steps in to
save the day, she finds she cannot stop him, since he was never dead and is not a
spirit. Pestilence removes her tiara, returning her humanity and removing her
power.
	Namor arrives in Atlantis to fight Attuma and rescue Marrina.

Issue:	Alpha Flight  38
Date:	Sep-86
Story:	Pestilence (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Michael
(Talisman henceforth), Madison Jeffries, Roger, Elizabeth, Marrina
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Namor the Sub-Mariner
Villains:	Attuma, High Priest Shakkoth, Vashti, Capt. F.R. Crozier
(Pestilence); Kariooq the Corruptor, Tundra, Ranaq the Devourer, Somon the Shaper
Other Characters:	Byrrah
Synopsis:	Namor fights Attuma's forces alone and is overcome. The Atlanteans
don't want Marrina as their queen, since she is an alien monster. Namor goes to
the Avengers for aid, sending Byrrah to Alpha Flight.
	Pestilence takes Mac's face to deter Heather from attacking him, but she belts
him one, anyway. Judd pulls him under the ice, and he and Heather free the team.
	Snowbird becomes a sasquatch to fight Pestilence, but he controls all the
great beasts, and they attack.
	Michael dons Elizabeth's tiara to become Talisman, and he banishes the great
beasts, except for the Snowbird sasquatch, who attacks Pestilence, who flees
underground, still possessing Thompson and Snowbird's baby.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 39
Date:	Oct-86
Story:	The Invasion of Atlantis! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Michael,
Madison Jeffries, Roger, Elizabeth, Marrina
Regular Characters:	Cpl. Douglas Thompson, Gary Cody
Guest Stars:	Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers: Monica Rambeau (Capt.
Marvel), Steve Rogers (Capt. America), Hercules, Dane Whitman (the Black Knight),
Janet Van Dyne (the Wasp)
Villains:	Attuma
Other Characters:	Byrrah
Synopsis:	Alpha Flight ignores direct orders from the Canadian government and
goes to attack Atlantis. Snowbird regrets having chosen to remain human, and
Thompson storms off without her, going after their son.
	Atlantis fires the first shot, blowing the Omnijet out of the sky. After an
underwater skirmish, Alpha Flight meets up with the Avengers and plans to rescue
Marrina.
	They are together surrounded by Attuma's forces, and the story continues in
Avengers 272).

Issue:	Alpha Flight 40
Date:	Nov-86
Story:	Love (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Michael,
Madison Jeffries, Roger, Elizabeth, Marrina, Walter and Mac (in flashback)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers: Monica Rambeau (Capt.
Marvel), Steve Rogers (Capt. America), Hercules, Dane Whitman (the Black Knight),
Janet Van Dyne (the Wasp)
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Byrrah, Vashti, Gladys Smallwood and her son Dan
Synopsis:	Marrina has fled in shame, Namor follows her, and Northstar follows
him. Marrina suspects that she has been impregnated (see iss. 16. Note: her race
is here designated Plodex). Namor finds her and decides to marry her and raise
her brood as his own. They are then attacked by Marrina's mate (iss. 16), which
she is uncontrollably drawn to. Alpha Flight attacks them both.
	Marrina overcomes her genetic programming and rejects her mate. This restores
her from her monstrous state, and it turns out she was never pregnant but just
fertile.
	Alpha Flight kills the other Plodex, and all repair to Namor's villa, where
his followers have already gathered under Lord Vashti. Namor declares it his new
kingdom, Deluvia, and weds Marrina.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 41
Date:	Dec-86
Story:	It's Not Easy Being Purple (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Roger, Michael, Judd,
Snowbird, Elizabeth, Madison Jeffries, Mac (flashback)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Zebediah Killgrave (the Purple Man) and his daughter Kara (the Purple
Girl)
Other Characters:	Melanie Killgrave, Raymonde St. Jacques (Raymonde Belmonde
from iss. 7)
Synopsis:	Kara is a 13 year old girl who has turned purple. Her mother explains
that her father was the Purple Man, who used his control of minds to force
Melanie to marry him. He later freed her mind, she rejected him, and he ran off
without ever having seen his daughter.
	Alpha Flight inducts Jeffries as their newest member, and he works on getting
Roger out of Box (he has the bends from their Atlantis adventure and doesn't dare
come out).
	Northstar resigns and returns to skiing. Kara runs away from home and watches
him ski and accidentally makes a girl to jump off a cliff. Northstar saves her,
revealing himself as a hero and getting accused of cheating on the ski slopes. He
vows never to ski again.
	Kara takes control of his mind and forces him to be her boyfriend. He flies
them to the South Pacific, they swim and are attacked by a crocodile, which
Northstar quickly dispatches. He realizes he can stop her controlling him by
staying under water. She promises to stop using her power but can't control
herself, so she order him to take her to Alpha Flight.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 42
Date:	Jan-87
Story:	Auction (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Roger, Michael, Judd,
Snowbird, Madison Jeffries
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Kara Killgrave (the Purple Girl), the Auctioneer
Other Characters:	Melanie Killgrave, James the chauffeur
Synopsis:	Kara returns Northstar to the mansion and makes him jump in the pool
to break her control of him. She asks for their help controlling her power, but
they hesitate, and she runs away, making Jeffries help her.
	Jeffries had been trying to help Roger emerge from Box, which he transformed
into a decompression chamber. Roger is left inside with a bad case of the bends.
	Kara takes Jeffries out on the town (Toronto, that is), eating and spending
and manipulating minds at will. Returning home, her mother lectures her, so she
leaves.
	The Auctioneer kidnaps Kara and gasses her to control her. He tries to auction
them both off as weapons, but when he cuts off her power, he inadvertently frees
Jeffries, who blows the roof off the joint. Alpha Flight comes to the rescue,
Kara fells the Auctioneer herself, and all return to the mansion.
	Kara uses her power to awaken Roger, who merges once more with Box. The team
decides to reestablish Beta Flight, with her as the only member, to train her.
Northstar is not thrilled.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 43
Date:	Feb-87
Story:	Strike Across the Border! (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Roger, Judd, Madison
Jeffries, Kara
Regular Characters:	Dr. Lionel Jeffries (Scramble)
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Mesmero, Mark VI Stealth Sentinels, Sebastian Shaw
Other Characters:	Dr. Muramoto, FBI agent Billings, Ms. Kelly, Carmody Whyte
Synopsis:	Mesmero (in prison since Amazing Spider-man 207), pretends to be in
pain and collapses, fooling his doctor into removing his negator helmet. He uses
his ability to control minds to break prison.
	Billings gets Kelly to use Interdefence's Sentinels to chase him across the
border into Canada. Whyte calls the owner, Shaw, warning him of this misuse.
	Roger goes on a rampage, trapped inside Box and taunted by Aurora, who won't
love him as a robot, and then announces she doesn't love him at all.
	Jeffries uses his metal-morphing abilities to make Box a straight-jacket, and
transforms the Omnijet into a Monopede to avoid crashing on a highway. They take
Roger to Lionel's research lab, New Life, to cure him of the bends.
	The Sentinels locate Mesmero at Expo '86 in Vancouver, but he takes hostages.
Alpha Flight arrives and attacks the Sentinels and Mesmero. Northstar is ill
(presumably of AIDS, see iss. 106), coughing, and is not identified by the
Sentinels as a mutant. Jeffries is very effective in defeating the robots, and
Kara's mind control overrides Mesmero's.
	Heather realizes she has feelings for Jeffries, and Puck has been seriously
injured.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 44
Date:	Mar-87
Story:	Plague! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird, Michael, Heather, Madison Jeffries, Jean-Paul,
Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Roger; Walter
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson, Dr. Lionel Jeffries (Scramble), Dr.
Whitman/William Knapp
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Capt. F.R. Crozier (Pestilence)
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Snowbird and Michael call for help in a vision, so Alpha Flight flies
off.
	Walter in Alec Thorne's body crawls out of Michael's medicine bag (see iss.
13).
	Lionel cures Roger of the bends, and then offers to give him legs.
	Pestilence has left a trail of death all the way to Burial Butte. Thompson
dies just after directing Alpha Flight into the mines.
	Northstar, ill but afraid to see a doctor, bumps his sister, canceling her
power to make light, and the darkness of the mines temporarily reverts her to her
Jeanne-Marie personality.
	Pestilence impersonates Mac, Wolverine, Judd and Jeffries, and Heather blasts
each one. He creates monsters from coal, and Jeffries uses metal from the mine to
give himself armor. Aurora helps him and then flirts with him, but he rejects
her.
	Michael and Snowbird are about to kill Pestilence, but Northstar intervenes,
concerned about the life of the child he possesses. Pestilence kisses Northstar
and grows stronger from the disease he is dying of. Snowbird chooses saving her
child over letting him die and being free to join the gods in paradise.
Pestilence realizes the child's spirit is too strong for him and takes control of
Snowbird in sasquatch form, making her kill him so his evil spirit can seek
another host. Heather kills Snowbird (!), but not soon enough. Pestilence goes
free.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 45
Date:	Apr-87
Story:	Resurrection (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Snowbird (deceased), Heather, Madison Jeffries, Michael,
Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Roger, Kara; Walter as Alec Thorne, as Box, and as
Wanda
Regular Characters:	Sgt. Douglas Thompson and his son (both deceased);
Nelvanna, Hodiak, Turoq the Shaper; Dr. Lionel Jeffries (Scramble), Dr.
Whitman/William Knapp
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Capt. F.R. Crozier (Pestilence)
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	At the Thompson family funeral, Heather leans on Jeffries for
support, and Judd realizes he has no chance with her.
	Michael summons the gods, who after some consideration raise the Thompsons'
spirits to go with them. Michael then resigns and leaves the mortal plane, as
well.
	Returning to the mansion, they find Lionel and Roger, in shape and with legs,
which he uses to carry Aurora off to bed.
	That night, Snowbird's body (still in sasquatch form) rises from the grave. It
attacks the mansion, and Smart Alec goes into Box and battles it. Judd and
Heather realize that it is Walter's mind in Alec's body in Box's armor, and the
sasquatch announces himself as Pestilence.
	Heather has a crisis of conscience and fails to lead the team. But she comes
to her senses, tells Walter to shock the sasquatch with Box's power pack, and
uses Michael's medicine bag to capture his spirit. Walter, meanwhile, has
possessed the sasquatch body, and Aurora attaches herself to him, until they
realize that he is now female, since the body had been Snowbird.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 46
Date:	May-87
Story:	Friends... and Lovers (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Madison Jeffries (Box henceforth), Jean-Paul,
Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Roger, Kara, Walter/Wanda; Mac, Snowbird, Michael, Marrina
(in yet another flashback)
Regular Characters:	Dr. Lionel Jeffries (Scramble), Dr. Whitman/William Knapp
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Lionel is unable to effect Snowbird's body, so Walter has to remain
Wanda, and Aurora runs off, chased by Roger, but she rejects him, too. Roger's
new legs are getting flaky, as is his mind.
	That night, Aurora is attacked by memories of three weird sisters, by her
Jeanne-Marie personality, and by Roger. Judd grabs her out of his arms, and
Walter holds him, while he raves. Turns out he, Jeffries, and Judd were all
institutionalized with mental disorders before Mac brought them into Beta Flight.
	Roger fells Judd, Walter, and Heather, and Jeffries is unable to reason with
him, so he phases into Box, forcing Roger out.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 47
Date:	Jun-87
Story:	You Can't Tell the Forest from the Trees (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Heather, Mac (flashback)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Logan (Wolverine, in flashback)
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Tommy Mayhew, Bayberry; Ramsey and Claire MacNeil, Mrs.
Chenen and her kids Simone and Eric
Synopsis:	A strange seed falls from space and is caught by a kid baseball
player. It bursts open and covers him with roots, and he slinks off into the
woods.
	Heather is called home by her parents, who haven't spoken to her since she
eloped with Mac. Ramsey was the baseball team's coach, and many of the players
have gone missing. Searching for them, Ramsey picks up another seed and is
rooted, too. Heather's suit protects her, and she defends her parents' house
against an attack by the tree-creatures. She burns away the surrounding bark and
frees the humans within. But some seed pods still remain.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 48
Date:	Jul-87
Story:	Madness (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Heather, Madison Jeffries, Kara,
Roger, Judd, Walter/Wanda
Regular Characters:	Dr. Whitman Knapp
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Dr. Lionel Jeffries (Scramble, later Omega, with Roger), the
Derangers: Freakout, Janus, Breakdown, Goblyn (see iss. 53)
Other Characters:	Raymonde Belmonde (flashback)
Synopsis:	Roger's mind and legs are in advanced states of decay. The team
fights about what to do with him, then decide to take him to Lionel. He turns out
to be still insane, conducting experiments with the dead to create superior
beings. He attacks his brother and Knapp, but Roger agrees to merge with him and
create a superior villain, Omega, who can reshape his own body into any
imaginable monster.
	Aurora stumbles across Lionel's first 5 attempts, kept in large glass jars.
Omega attacks, and Heather gives orders to counter, killing if necessary. Omega
captures and begins to absorb each member of the team, while Madison notices
something happening to Knapp.

Issue:	Alpha Flight 49
Date:	Aug-87
Story:	Flesh of My Flesh! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Heather, Madison Jeffries, Kara,
Judd, Walter/Wanda, Dr. Whitman/William Knapp (Manikin: Highbrow/Hybrow, Prime
Unit,  Apeman, and Proto)
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Dr. Lionel Jeffries and Roger Bochs (Omega)
Other Characters:	
Synopsis:	Knapp splits into four beings, each at a different stage of
evolution. Highbrow explains, while Apeman moves Madison close enough for him to
phase into Box. Proto just gurgles.
	Madison and the Knapps attack Omega, who has captured most of Alpha Flight.
Roger changes his mind about being a villain, and fights Omega from within, only
to be lobotomized. Madison blasts him, and Kara takes control of his mind,
forcing him to restore Madison's body, who decides the only way to make sure
Omega never causes trouble again is to kill him.
	Northstar collapses, ill and dying. Aurora sits alone in the dark, singing to
herself, in the room where Lionel's creatures have broken out of their jars (see
last iss.).

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