Author: Robert Diehl
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Index to Alpha Flight Vol. II Version 1.1, last modified March 12, 1999 by Robert Diehl (email@example.com) Issue: Alpha Flight II: -1 Date: Jul-97 Story: Vows (23 pages) Feature Characters: James MacDonald Hudson, Heather McNeil, Eugene Milton Judd, Jared and Adrian Corbo Regular Characters: Gary Cody Guest Stars: Rev./Fr. Stan Lee, Logan, Hulme, Chinook Villains: Jerome Jaxon, Maj. Jeremy Clarke Other Characters: Margie; Ramsey and Claire McNeil Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Anthony Winn Inks: Alquiza, Ryan, Conrad Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD Colors: Tom Smith Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: this is a "Flashback" issue, introduced and concluded by Marvel creator Stan Lee. Logan helps a nervous Mac to his hasty wedding ceremony, to which Heather's parents object because it isn't Catholic. Mac remembers working for Jaxon, where he built the first Weapon Alpha suit, and she pursued him. When Jaxon tried to sell the suit to the US military, they quit, Mac taking the cybernetic helmet he had developed previously. He then convinced Canada to sponsor Dept. H. Mac warns Cody about a cosmic ray collector being built in Orloo, Ontario. Judd is a workman there, and he also helps in nearby Hull House orphanage, where the Corbos live. Mac and Heather honeymoon in the frozen north and are attacked by a feral Logan, whom they shoot, then nurse. Mac postpones his second wedding to study and train him as Weapon X. Mac postpones the wedding again to go to Orloo, where the collector creates a dimensional rift. Suddenly the legendary Canadian hero Chinook flies into it and is monstrously transformed. Logan uses an industrial rubber band to sling-shot Judd into him, knocking him back into the collector. He, Mac and Heather hold Judd back from being sucked in, as Chinook and the collector implode. Heather orders Mac to the nearest church, where they are properly wed. Logan catches the bouquet. Issue: Alpha Flight II:1 Date: Aug-97 Story: Horoscope (41 pages) Feature Characters: James MacDonald Hudson (Guardian), Heather McNeil Hudson (Vindicator II), Eugene Milton Judd (Puck), Madison Jeffries, false Sasquatch (see iss. 6), Arlette Truffaut (Murmur), Jared Corbo (Radius), Adrian Corbo (Flex), Manbot (Bernie Lachenay, see iss. 5) Regular Characters: Sunfire (Shiro Yahida) Guest Stars: Logan Villains: Dept. H personnel including Gen. Jeremy Clarke, Dr. Mobius, Epsilon soldiers including Tim; The Zodiac: Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius; the Ecliptic; a terrorist Other Characters: Carl, Mrs. Markley, Dr. Krypt, Edwin Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Scott Clark Inks: Chris Carlson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Note: throughout, characters are described in relation to their astrological signs. Mac's nightmare: he trains with Logan, as Weapon Alpha and Weapon Chi. Mac fells Logan, who recovers and guts him. Clarke has Mac sign a Prometheus Division waiver before saving his life. Heather's nightmare: she watches Mac die (see iss. I:12). Judd's nightmare: Heather lip-locks him, then Mac, then Madison. They are all taller than he is. Judd gets an anonymous message that Mac was abducted. He finds Heather, now a florist (since Alpha Flight was suspended in iss. I:130, and her marriage to Mac suspended since then). They lunch and are kidnapped by soldiers with sonic guns. They wake in Dept. H, where Clarke shows them a message from a Quebecois terrorist threatening a chemical weapons strike in Vancouver. (He demonstrated his sincerity by killing everyone in Port Radium.) Scorpio is also on the tape; Clarke says he is the real threat. He has (forcibly) assembled a new Alpha Flight to deal with it. Mac has been de-volved to 19 to get rid of the alien technology in his body (see iss. I:25, 89). This same High-Evolutionary same process had saved him when Logan gutted him. Walter has been mysteriously transformed and is bestial. Radius has a force field and is domineering; Flex can bend and is submissive; Murmur can mind-control with a touch and is French-Canadian. Heather gets a new suit that controls geo-thermal energy. Manbot is a big robot. Sunfire's power is out of control, and he wants Dept. H's help. He tries to cross the US-Canada border and is shot down. The Ecliptic can read the future; she advises Scorpio to strike immediately. He has the terrorist (actually his captive) broadcast an ultimatum. The un-ready Alpha Flight goes to Dorion, Quebec, and ineptly fights them. Radius pushes Taurus into Flex, ho is traumatized when he realizes he killed him. Alpha Flight captures Virgo, but the Zodiac captures Madison. Heather and Judd confront Clarke, refusing to be on his team. They go to rescue Madison but are knocked out as they leave the building. Clarke thanks Scorpio, whom he hired for this job; Scorpio takes the money and declares himself an enemy to the world. Issue: Alpha Flight II:2 Date: Sep-97 Story: Fighting the Masters (22 pages) Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius, Flex Regular Characters: Sunfire Guest Stars: Villains: Dept. H personnel including Gen. Jeremy Clarke, Tony, Coordinator Proctor, Dr. Horatio Huxley, Dr. Ko Bin Su, Director X, Lt. Oculus, Beatrice De LaSalle; the Master synthoids; Chinook Other Characters: Mikey Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Scott Clark Inks: Chris Carlson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Le Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: An intruder alarm goes off in Dept. H; Clarke sends the team to apprehend. Turns out to be the Master, and they fight. They have more trouble with their own teammates: Mac bickers with Judd for command, Murmur disobeys orders, Flex is reluctant to fight, and Radius shows up late. But they win, and the Master disappears. Mac and Heather talk while they look for him: he is 19 again, and doesn't consider them married. De LaSalle calls Proctor to Hull House; one of the Legacy orphans is displaying mutant abilities. Dept. H has altered Heather and Judd so they won't remember Zodiac or Madison. Huxley and the new Helios Project examine Sunfire; he is dying of radiation poisoning from his own power. Another intruder alarm: Clarke orders the team to split up and find the Master; each finds a copy with different armor and weaponry and leads him to the central rotunda. They switch opponents and easily overcome the Masters. Clarke introduces Su, who says Dept. H will use the Master synthoids for training. Heather is generally insubordinate, and Mac takes her out for pizza. Director X, Clarke, Proctor, and Huxley are the sinister forces behind Dept. H. They meet to make sinister plans. Judd finds the sedated Sasquatch and vows to restore him. In Orloo, the ground rumbles, and Chinook's hand breaks out from the earth. Issue: Alpha Flight II:3 Date: Oct-97 Story: Bury Your Dead! (22 pages) Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius, Flex Regular Characters: Sunfire Guest Stars: Kyle Gibney (Wildchild); Dr. Michael Twoyoungmen (Shaman) Villains: Dept. H personnel including Gen. Clarke, Dr. Su, Headmistress De LaSalle, Coordinator Proctor, Avery; Chinook Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Scott Clark Inks: Chris Carlson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/AD Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: The weather is rough in Orloo. Someone gives Judd a secret memo about the death of the Legacy mutant Cleric. Heather trains with her new suit, not entirely understanding or trusting it. Ex-members Wildchild and Shaman read about the new team in the papers. Clarke sends the veterans to Orloo to investigate; the pilot of their plane is shot through the windshield, and Mac barely misses destroying the church he wed Heather in (iss. -1) as he lands. Judd investigates Hull House, but De LaSalle quickly turns him away. Heather and Sasquatch take the pilot to a hospital, then Sasquatch runs off. Mac and Manbot investigate the cosmic ray collector (iss. -1) and see Chinook rising from the dead. He claims to be the wind and is on a mission of vengeance, starting with Sasquatch, and Mac who never tried to help him. Battle ensues, Sasquatch tears Chinook in two, and he dissipates, leaving strange marks in the grassy field. The team is immediately recalled because: Back at Dept. H, Flex interrupts Radius and Murmur and gets picked on. The Corbos spy on Sunfire resisting his bonds. Radius convinces the others to break him out and go on a joyride to Montreal. (Murmur has to use her power to convince Sunfire.) They stop on the way for food and bump into Mesmero, who exults in his good fortune. Issue: Alpha Flight II:4 Date: Nov-97 Story: Mesmerized (22 pages) Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius, Flex, Manbot Regular Characters: Sunfire, Lilli Guest Stars: Northstar, the Purple Girl (in flashback) Villains: Mesmero; Sentinels, the Dark Riders Tusk, Barrage, Gauntlet (in flashback); Dept. H personnel including Gen. Clarke, De LaSalle, Proctor, Myra Haddock, Larry, Epsilon soldiers including Anthony Other Characters: Smith, Claire Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Scott Clark, Martin Egeland Inks: Chris Carlson, Howard M. Shum Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert Deschesne Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Mesmero realizes his chance to become a first-class villain. Radius explains that Flex got his name at Hull House as a joke. He can't eat his burger through his force field without a filter. Mesmero stares at them, Radius starts beating on him, so he mesmerizes him and Murmur, Flex, and Sunfire when they try to intervene. At Dept. H, Mac and Heather yell at Clarke for losing the kids. Epsilons guard the Beta Flight wing, where people are suspended in solution. Mesmero tells his story: arrested by Alpha Flight (I:43) and attacked by the Dark Riders (X-Men II:21), he mesmerized Gauntlet into thinking he killed him. He realized he could control minds for long periods. At Hull House, Lilli is "adopted" into the Prometheus Division, which also gets the Prometheus Pit on-line. Mac and Heather track the kids to the diner and find them mesmerized and acting like they work there. They call Puck, Manbot and Sasquatch as reinforcements, and Mesmero makes the kids attack. They fight around the mesmerized civilians until Heather forces Murmur to use her power on herself, freeing her so she can free the rest. But Mesmero catches Heather, Mac, Puck, and Sasquatch, meantime (Manbot resists), and has them attack the kids. Issue: Alpha Flight II:5 Date: Dec-97 Story: Mesmerized Part 2 (22 pages) Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius, Flex, Manbot Regular Characters: Sunfire, Lilli Guest Stars: Diamond Lil (Lillian Crawley) Villains: Mesmero; Dept. H personnel including Marla, Myra Haddock, Gen. Clarke; Virgo Other Characters: Georges Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Brian Denham, Scott Clark Inks: Chris Carlson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Kolja Fuchs Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Mesmero laughs hysterically as he orchestrates a food fight in the diner. Sunfire tries to get the kids to free the rest of the team, but Radius instead attacks Mesmero and is attacked by Mac. Murmur gets hit in the face with a pie and attacked by Sasquatch. She commands him to remember, but he remains savage. Diamond Lil goes to Dept. H looking for her husband Jeffries. Lilli asks her to take her away, but the two are quickly separated by Dept. H personnel. Mac flies upwards with Radius, planning to drop him, but Radius covers Mac's mask, suffocating him, and they crash together into the diner. Heather attacks Sunfire and Murmur; Puck attacks Flex and learns he can flex his legs, but then knocks him down. Manbot fells Sasquatch with nerve toxin. Haddock tests the Prometheus Pit, which is a gateway to a microverse. She retrieves a tiny warrior and hides this from Clarke. Murmur commands Flex to have courage (doesn't last long), then starts freeing the diner's customers. Radius uses Puck as a shield against Mac, which jars Puck's mind free. Heather stops Manbot from catching Mesmero, but is attacked by Sunfire. Flex runs away, and when Puck tries to stop him, he remembers being attacked by a monster in Hull House as a child. He lashes out at Puck, who is able to calm him down. Mesmero makes Mac hold a knife to his throat, as a hostage. This jars Heather's mind free, and a somehow conscious Sasquatch knocks Mac into Murmur, who frees him. Mac tells Mesmero he has lost; Mesmero says it was just a test and disappears. In Paris, France, an old couple run over Virgo in the street. Issue: Alpha Flight II:6 Date: Jan-98 Story: Wildlife (22 pages) Feature Characters: Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Murmur, Radius Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Diamond Lil, Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar) Villains: Dept. H personnel including Gen. Clarke, Dr. Horatio Huxley, Myra Haddock, Kenyon Other Characters: Willy, Jacques Vienneau, Gus, Jacqueline Starr of CNB, Jerry, Dan Ron and his wife Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils & Inks: Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: Clarke sends Puck after Sasquatch, who has "escaped" and gone by rail to Regina; Puck knows it's a set-up. He takes Dept. H's modified Green Goblin platform and goes anyway, but he destroys the homing device hidden in his shorts. Huxley is doing medical "tests" on Lil. Sasquatch has scared the natives all the way to Coventry, Alberta, and breaks into the house of a woman who has just left her husband Dan. Northstar falls from the sky into the nets of a ship near New Brunswick. Murmur tries to get close to Radius, but he repels her with his force field. Puck tracks Sasquatch for days, and finally finds him, far in the west of Canada, where he has met up with his family. Turns out that it never was Walter, but a real sasquatch, who had been misidentified by Dept. H and kidnapped. Puck realizes this, but Dept. H goons drop in, having tracked Puck's flyer. They tranquilize the sasquatch and Puck, to Clarke's satisfaction. Issue: Alpha Flight II:7 Date: Feb-98 Story: Insides (23 pages) Feature Characters: Guardian, Vindicator II, Puck, false Sasquatch, Flex, Radius, Murmur, Manbot Regular Characters: Sunfire Guest Stars: Logan (Wolverine) Villains: Dept. H personnel including Chief Engineer Su, Gen. Clarke; Ecliptic, Scorpio Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Steve Seagle Pencils: Scott Clarke Inks: Chris Carlson Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST Colors: Lee Ann Garner Editor: Jaye Gardner Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras Synopsis: At night, Flex wakes full of anxiety. He goes toward the bathroom but finds a one-eyed, glowing monster and runs away. Heather demands that Su modify her suit, and she learns she can't look up data on Beta Flight. Mac explains to Heather that since he has lost his memory, he would like them to just date awhile. She sees the energy monster just as he (finally) kisses her. Ecliptic tells Scorpio that Virgo is in Paris. Flex puts his, Radius's and Murmur's names out on the Internet to try to find their parents. The three then see the monster, which disappears, then returns, abducts Radius, carries him to his own bedroom, and vanishes. Puck is given a surreptitious message that it was created by Dept. H. Puck's memory of his Sasquatch mission is erased on Clarke's orders. He and Heather remember Madison and try to confront Clarke in the Beta Flight wing. They see bodies in containers just as the door shuts. Sunfire resolves to continue to fight the radiation poisoning that is killing him. Murmur plays up to Mac, who kisses her, and Heather sees it. Clarke calls the team together: he is reopening the Weapon X files.
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