Author: Robert Diehl
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Issue: Alpha Flight 116 Date: Jan-93 Story: Extreme Prejudice Part I (22 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Windshear, Walter, Knapp, Kyle, Judd, Kara, Witchfire, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul Regular Characters: Nemesis, Wyre Guest Stars: Garrison Kane (Weapon X) Villains: Rok, the Children of the Night Other Characters: Carol Brunett Synopsis: Alpha Flight is having trouble with public relations again (Knapp mysteriously ill; Heather distancing herself from the press). Kyle goes to Montreal to get Nemesis's help in finding his past. He is attacked by the Children of the Night and tracked by Kane, who works for a secret Dept. K. Kyle restrains his animal impulses, and is wounded and chained near Nemesis. They are both captives of Rok, whom Wild Child had once scarred, and who has taken leadership of the Children from Nemesis and uses them as his own army of assassins. He takes up Nemesis's sword and is about to kill Kyle when Kane intervenes. Together they down Rok, but they Wyre shows up. Witchfire, feeling responsible for Knapp's wounds (see iss. 114), starts a mystical journey to save his life. Issue: Alpha Flight 117 Date: Feb-93 Story: Extreme Prejudice Part 3 (24 pages) Feature Characters: Kyle, Heather, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Judd, Walter, Windshear Regular Characters: Nemesis, Wyre, Gen. Jeremy Clarke Guest Stars: Garrison Kane (Weapon X); Canadian P.M. Brian Mulroney Villains: Rok, the Children of the Night Other Characters: Synopsis: Wyre explains that he had helped make Kyle Wild Child, as well as other "killers without conscience." He has since reformed and decided to hunt down and all his "children." Kyle stalls for time. Judd has uncovered evidence that Walter was involved in Wild Child's early years. He and Heather force him to reveal that: someone had tampered with Kyle's brain stem, making the animal come out. Mulroney and staff discuss Alpha Flight and Weapon Omega's future, in light of the current media problems and Robert Hagon's Super Powers bill in Parliament. Alpha Flight finds a downed Rok, and Northstar speeds ahead to find Kane about to shoot both Wyre and Kyle. Nemesis helps him break Kane off. Alpha Flight is busy battling the Children, who, since they have spent their whole lives underground, are easily stunned by Jeanne-Marie's light. Kyle fights Wyre and argues that he is not just an animal, although his human DNA had been altered to try to make him one. He convinces Wyre to let go of his anger, and forgives him. Nemesis convinces Kane to just leave them alone. Issue: Alpha Flight 118 Date: Mar-93 Story: The Clamp Down Part 1 (23 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Windshear, Kyle (Wildheart henceforth), Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Walter, Judd, Nemesis Regular Characters: Gen. Jeremy Clarke, Wyre, Albert Louis Guest Stars: Villains: Hardliners, Robert Hagon, The Wrecking Crew: Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Wrecker Other Characters: Synopsis: Louis remembers being suddenly attacked by Hardliners in a bar in Halifax. By reflex, he used his mutant power, previously kept secret, to beat them off. But the people in the bar were more afraid of him than of them, and his life was never the same. Heather wants more info on Kyle from Clarke; he warns her about Hagon's bill in parliament that would register all super-powers with the government. Wyre explains to Kyle that he let the Secret Empire use his DNA to create monsters. Kyle wants his help finding out his original identity. Thunderball is on a rampage in Toronto, and Heather dispatches part of the team, including Nemesis, to bring him down. A Hardliner explains that they had tried to attack him, which just ticked him off. Clarke tells Heather and Kyle how he had been found in the remains of the Secret Empire base that Wyre wrecked. The military used drugs to tame his animal impulses but keep his enhanced abilities, called him Wild Child, and forced Walter to accept him into Dept. H. Kyle announces his new name. Aurora uses her light to hypnotize Thunderball. Then the rest of the Wrecking Crew shows up. Issue: Alpha Flight 119 Date: Apr-93 Story: The Clamp Down Part 2 (24 pages) Feature Characters: Windshear, Heather, Jean-Paul, Walter, Judd, Nemesis, Kara, Knapp, Jeanne-Marie, Goblyn, Laura, Kyle Regular Characters: Wyre, Albert Louis Guest Stars: Villains: The Wrecking Crew: Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Wrecker; Loki (flashback); Joshua Lord (see iss. 126 for the "Joshua", see iss. 129 to see he is the Master of the World) and his Hardliners, Robert Hagon Other Characters: Synopsis: The Wrecking Crew attacks Walter, and Judd realizes he doesn't have enough team members to stop them. Inside his cocoon, Knapp's mind explores his Mindwell, which contains all his possible pasts and futures, and which will collapse unless he can be fixed himself. Thunderball awakens and recalls how he took control of the team (and their Asgardian power) from Wrecker. Hagon admonishes Lord, whose Hardliners have muffed both Louis and Thunderball (last iss.). Lord wants to be the contractor who enforces Lord's Super-Powers bill. Alpha Flight downs the Wrecker, and Thunderball realizes they've been set up, so he ports them away. Headliners invade Mansion Alpha while most of the team is on a mission. But unknown to them, Wyre is there, and he attacks. Louis, on the run, decides to run to Alpha Flight. Issue: Alpha Flight 120 Date: May-93 Story: The Clamp Down Part 3 (22 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Judd, Windshear, Walter, Nemesis, Knapp, Kyle, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Michael (not seen since iss. 111), Elizabeth, Laura, Goblyn Regular Characters: Wyre, Albert Louis Guest Stars: Villains: Hardliners, Robert Hagon Other Characters: Carol Brunett Synopsis: Judd berates his own team for fighting the Wrecking crew and causing damage to Toronto (last iss.). Wyre attacks Hardliners who invaded Mansion Alpha (last iss.), and one shoots Knapp's cocoon. Inside, Knapp's other selves sacrifice their own energies to save his life, and the cocoon lights up. Knapp comes out, alive, healthy, and alone. Louis, chased by other Hardliners, seeks refuge with Alpha Flight. Hardliners attack; Alpha Flight smash. Heather makes it clear: if Hagon's bill is law, Alpha Flight will have to enforce it, or else the Hardliners will. All but Nemesis determine to remain in the team. Issue: Alpha Flight 121 Date: Jun-93 Story: The Return of the Archbishop (22 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Judd, Nemesis, Kyle Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Peter Parker (Spider-man); X-Men Prof. Charles Xavier, Logan (Wolverine), Scott Summers (Cyclops), Dr. Henry McCoy (Beast) Villains: the Brass Bishop; the Chess Set: Overknight, King Coal, Killer Queen, Dark Tower; assorted villains including the Rhino, Arcade, Dr. Octopus, the Fenris twins, Caliber, the Beetle, the Mandrill, Mysterio, Klaw; the Sphinx (flashback) Other Characters: Hedison Synopsis: A scientist named Hedison uncovers Silver and Auric, dead in Rutherford, NJ. At the funeral, Heather is unable to mourn them, Parker shows up as a journalist, and Kyle tears open the coffins, revealing dummies: the bodies are gone. Heather goes to the X-Men for help; they find out Hedison said they were alive and gave him "the power." He was later kidnapped by the Chess Set. Spider-man comes to help, and Nemesis plots with Kyle to get blood vengeance. Judd and Spider-man go to bars for information and track the Chess Set to a supposedly abandoned air strip, where the Brass Bishop is auctioning off the bodies of Silver, Auric, and Hedison. It seems they contain energy released by the Sphinx when he imploded. Heather, Spider-man, Nemesis, Judd, and Kyle attack. Nemesis impetuously damages the nexus, which releases a new being, sprung from the three corpses. Heather convinces him not to go on a killing spree, and he ports away. Kyle prevents Nemesis from killing the Bishop, and Heather is able to cry for their fallen comrades. Issue: Alpha Flight 122 Date: Jul-93 Story 1: Holy Terror! (15 pages) Feature Characters: Witchfire, Goblyn, Kara, Heather, Knapp, Jeanne-Marie, Walter, Michael, Elizabeth, Judd, Windshear, Lil, Jean-Paul, Kyle, Wyre Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: the Goddess Other Characters: Synopsis: NOTE: this is an Infinity Crusade crossover. Witchfire's voices talk to her. She attacks Wyre and Goblyn before Kara and Wyre stop her. Heather catches them and yells at them all about this unofficial training session. Jeanne-Marie, Heather, and Walter each feel a need to get back in touch with their personal lives. The Goddess in the form of Nelvanna (last seen iss. 45) calls Walter, Windshear, Judd, Elizabeth, and Michael to her Infinity Crusade. Heather dines with Lil, whose marriage to Jeffries is failing. She is interrupted by an emergency call from the Avengers. Witchfire, newly demonic, attacks Laura, Goblyn, Wyre and Kara and threatens to kill all the Goddess's followers. Story 2: Brothers in Arms! (7 pages) Feature Characters: Judd, Heather, Kyle, Jean-Paul Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: The Outcasts: Cleft, Depth Charge, Flagstone Other Characters: Synopsis: Hagon's bill may become law, and Cleft gets mad over the injustice of it and starts a bar fight in Moose Jaw. The police call Alpha Flight, since it is a paranormal case, and Judd leads Kyle and Jean-Paul there, since he knows the guy. But then the other Outcasts arrive. Issue: Alpha Flight 123 Date: Aug-93 Story 1: Holy Terror! Part 2 (15 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Jean-Paul, Kyle, Witchfire, Knapp, Walter, Elizabeth, Wyre; Michael (flashback) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Katheryn Twoyoungmen (flashback) Synopsis: NOTE: this is an Infinity Crusade crossover. Witchfire has shed her human form and gone demonic, killing most of Beta Flight and transforming Mansion Alpha, filling it with monsters. Aurora is off to fight against the Goddess. Elizabeth and Walter are in Paradise Omega, created by her. But Witchfire is there, too, using their doubts to make the Goddess vulnerable. Heather, Jean-Paul, and Kyle fight demons in Mansion Alpha but are beaten off by sheer numbers. Then Witchfire attacks. But unknown to her, Wyre still lives. Story 2: Brothers in Arms! Part 2 (7 pages) Feature Characters: Judd, Kyle, Jean-Paul Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: The Outcasts: Cleft, Depth Charge, Flagstone Other Characters: Synopsis: Judd had been one of the Outcasts, but now he, Kyle, and Northstar fight them in Moose Jaw. The Alphans win, capturing them as non-registered paranormals. But a part of Judd's life is irreversibly over; he no longer lives outside society's rules. Issue: Alpha Flight 124 Date: Sep-93 Story 1: Holy Terror! Part 3 (17 pages) Feature Characters: Witchfire, Heather, Knapp, Walter, Jean-Paul, Elizabeth, Judd, Windshear, Wyre Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: the Goddess, Witchfire's father Other Characters: Walter's mother (flashback) Synopsis: NOTE: this is an Infinity Crusade crossover. Witchfire is preparing a sacrifice for her father, who she wants to take over the world once the Goddess is defeated. Knapp's powers have changed; he now becomes Apeman and attacks Witchfire, with Heather. Then as Highbrow he ports away with her. Wyre attacks Witchfire, but Heather orders him to desist. Knapp talks to her, convincing her to renounce the devil and embrace humanity. But then Walter, Elizabeth, Judd, and Windshear arrive to execute Witchfire for attacking the Goddess. Heather stops them, and they port away. Witchfire no longer remembers her father, but he remembers her. Story 2: Wind of Change (5 pages) Feature Characters: Windshear Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Hercules, X-Man Warren Worthington, III (Archangel) Villains: Other Characters: Martin Freeman (Windshear's grandfather, in flashback) Synopsis: Windshear, Hercules, and Archangel do the Goddess's holy work, but Windshear is sickened by the bloodshed and remembers how his grandfather made him swear never to raise a fist in hatred. Flashback to the first time he used his power, in a street fight, when he killed a thug. The horror of the association breaks the Goddess's control of him. Issue: Alpha Flight 125 Date: Oct-93 Story 1: Heart and Soul (A Prologue) (6 pages) Feature Characters: Michael, Elizabeth Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Other Characters: Synopsis: In Paradise Omega, Elizabeth confronts her father, accusing him of always running away. They fight mystically, and Michael bests her through trickery and a karate chop. He decides to make a stand. Story 2: Dead Reckoning! Part 1 (16 pages) Feature Characters: Michael, Madison Jeffries, Lil, Nemesis, Wyre Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: the Goddess, Carcass Other Characters: Kathryn Twoyoungmen Synopsis: Lil is furious at her husband for not being able to give up the Box armor. Their spat is interrupted by a mystical summons from Michael. He says they, Wyre, and Nemesis must fight Carcass, a disciple of Khaos, who has defiled Indian burial grounds to start the Unmaking, which could destroy all reality. But Michael is really deceiving them all. He transports them all to Carcass's dimension, where they are attacked by skeletons, dead noble warriors. They are winning, until Kathryn shows up and Michael freezes. By the way, they are all already dead: Michael killed them all to enter the land of the dead. Issue: Alpha Flight 126 Date: Nov-93 Story 1: Dead Reckoning: Part 2 (16 pages) Feature Characters: Michael, Lil, Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Wyre Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Carcass Other Characters: Kathryn Twoyoungmen Synopsis: Michael, Lil, Jeffries, Nemesis, and Wyre are dead, but their bodies are being preserved. The only way out of this realm is through Carcass. He attacks each in turn, defeating them, and his Unmaking spreads, threatening to engulf all reality in primal chaos. Kathryn is one of his undead servants. But Michael has sneaked close to Carcass, with his pouch hidden within him, and he attacks. The rest realize this realm's reality is shaped by force of will, and they rise and attack. Michael finds faith in himself, blasts Kathryn away, and traps Carcass in a crystal of pure order, which explodes him when he touches it. All returns to normal. Story 2: Trial and Error (6 pages) Feature Characters: Knapp, Kara, Laura, Goblyn, Albert Louis (Feedback henceforth) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Joshua Lord, Hardliners including Reginald Tork Other Characters: Carol Brunett Synopsis: Louis trains under Knapp's direction, and Knapp worries that he's pushing himself too hard. The Hardliners have got jail time, and Louis made a public announcement that all parahumans should register voluntarily. Lord bails out the Hardliners. Issue: Alpha Flight 127 Date: Dec-93 Story 1: Faith! (15 pages) Feature Characters: Heather, Michael, Elizabeth, Walter, Jeanne-Marie, Judd, Windshear Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Heroes including Daredevil, Wolverine, Living Lightning (is he a hero?), Dr. Strange, Strong Guy, Wonder Man, She-Hulk, Speedball, Spider-man, the Thing, Vision, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Storm, Capt. America Villains: Other Characters: Synopsis: Assorted heroes battle the Goddess's disciples in Paradise Omega. Michael pretends to serve the Goddess while seeking a spell to release her converted. But he must use it on Elizabeth, and he hesitates to ruin her faith. He sends his soul to investigate his teammates' faith, and finds each has a pocket of the stuff so deep the Goddess can't touch it. He releases his spell; everything goes black for a moment, then all the heroes are free of the Goddess's control. Story 2: Blind Fury (6 pages) Feature Characters: Kyle; Mac (flashback) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Logan (Wolverine); Ororo Munroe (Storm, in flashback); Jodi (Stitch, in flashback) Villains: Other Characters: Synopsis: In Paradise Omega, Wolverine attacks Kyle, whom he thinks has killed Storm. He remembers their early Dept. H days, when he had attacked their teammate Stitch (see Alpha Flight 1992 special), and Mac had to stop Logan from killing him. Kyle refuses to accept Wolverine's image of him and refuses to fight. Wolverine realizes Moondragon had planted the image of Storm's corpse in his mind, and nearly apologizes. Issue: Alpha Flight 128 Date: Jan-94 Story: Perfect World! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Jean-Paul, Heather, Elizabeth, Lil, Kyle, Wyre, Jeanne-Marie, Walter, Louis; Mac (in a dream) Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Joshua Lord and his Hardliners including Reginald Tork; Robert Hagon (flashback) Other Characters: Synopsis: NOTE: this is part 1 of No Future. Lord has a nightmare of a world in chaos. He wakes to New Canada, a perfect society full of sunlight and super-beings whom he created from base humanity. Northstar is part of the resistance. Heather tells him Canada is lost, and they leave tonight to warn the rest of the world. Hagon's law (see iss. 118) empowered Lord and his Hardliners to take control of Canada. He kept a select group of parahumans, and killed or altered the humans. The team must get around Lord's psych web, which will otherwise wipe their memories. They are attacked by Hardliners; all are killed but Heather. But then she is felled, by an invisible Mac. Heather wakes; it was all a dream. But the rest of the team shared it, and Hagon's bill really exists. Hardliners have kidnapped Louis and want to fight. Heather wants to free Louis and discredit the Hardliners. Issue: Alpha Flight 129 Date: Feb-94 Story: Ordeal! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Kyle, Michael, Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Walter, Heather, Wyre, Judd, Mac, Louis Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: the Dreamqueen, Hardliners including Reginald Tork; Omega Flight: Tech-Noir, Miss Mass, Sinew, Strongarm, Brain Drain, Bile; Joshua Lord (the Master of the World); Tork's father (flashback) Other Characters: Synopsis: NOTE: this is part 2 of No Future. Tork has Louis in their training facility and makes Alpha Flight run the course. The Dreamqueen is pitting Alpha Flight against Lord. She doesn't want Lord's "perfect" world, either. Judd sneaks into the Hardliner's facility and knocks Tork out. The rest of the team fells the Hardliners and finds Louis. Then Omega Flight shows up. Lord reveals himself as the Master, and he has Mac beside him. Issue: Alpha Flight 130 Date: Mar-94 Story: The Hollow Man! (37 pages) Feature Characters: Mac (Antiguard); Michael, Wyre, Kyle, Jean-Paul, Jeanne-Marie, Heather, Walter, Judd; Windshear, Witchfire, Laura, Elizabeth, Goblyn, Knapp, Madison Jeffries, Lil, Nemesis, Kara, Louis Regular Characters: Gen. Jeremy Clarke Guest Stars: Villains: Omega Flight: Tech-Noir, Miss Mass, Sinew, Strongarm, Brain Drain, Bile; the Master of the World (also as Joshua Lord in a flashback); the Dreamqueen Other Characters: Synopsis: NOTE: this is part 3 of No Future. The Master has resurrected Mac, expanded his consciousness, and convinced him to go evil. Omega Flight attacks, and Alpha Flight start to lose, most of them having lost the will to live. The Dreamqueen, not wanting the Master to order the world, wakes Judd. Heather, her head crushed by Mac, decides to lead her team to victory, and Alpha Flight overcomes Omega Flight. The Master acts, killing his own team, then attacking Alpha Flight. Heather reasons with Mac while trying to figure a way to kill him, Judd turns the Hardliners' facility's guns on the Master, and Beta Flight arrives. Mac turns against the Master and blasts him. The Master, feeling betrayed, loses the will to live and lets Mac and Heather destroy him. Clarke announces the team is suspended. NOTE: This is the end of the series.
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