NORTHSTAR, AURORA, NEMESIS and FANG must be stopped! But what are these former ALPHA FLIGHT heroes up to that’s unleashed the fury of DEPARTMENT H and their all-new weapon: the BOX SENTINELS?!
AIPTAlpha Flight #2 is a brilliant return to a complicated narrative. Its focus on the marginalized mutants helps to set it apart from the rest of the line, but its themes tie it directly to the Fall of X. Even with limited space, every character gets a moment to shine. With conflicts continuing to build, this book is standing out as one of the best that the X-Men books have to offer.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsAlpha Flight #2 feels the most like a Hellfire Gala aftermath book by creating tension through urgency as the team races to secretly evacuate mutants from Canada (and Earth) before they’re caught. Equal parts superhero comic and wartime thriller, this series is surprisingly captivating.
Comic WatchAlpha’s back, and better than ever. Despite the long history of shady deeds done by the Canadian government, and their own superhuman resources, the team shows what they really are. If you’re sleeping on this book, it’s time to wake up.
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ComicBook.comWhile I'm not a super huge fan of, well, any of the current X-related stories, there's a good bit of important storytelling in Alpha Flight #2. Brisson does a great job of showing the challenge that Alpha Flight finds themselves facing as they try to navigate the dangerous anti-mutant world they are in and the demands their government is placing on them with the choice of how to act to best save as many mutants as possible without compromising their ability to do so. While there are moments where it feels like parts of this issue just don't connect or are a little rushed, there's a lot of tension and emotion that comes across. Things definitely take an unexpected turn in the issue which is enough to keep the interest and story moving forward. It's a decent issue, though the pacing does make one wonder if this story might be better suited for a collection rather than an issue by issue story.