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MarvelOmega FlightReviewThe Initiative

Or – “I’m Not Sure How I Feel About The Overall Effect Of This Series…” Alpha Flight, as an entity, has had a difficult run. The original series wasn’t really effective when they were doing standard-issue superheroics, but didn’t quite gel when they went another direction. The second run was marred (in my opinion) by trying to turn it into an X-Men riff, and the third series’ tongue-in-cheek tone didn’t seem to go over with the readers, leading to the team being fed to a villain to up the ante for the New Avengers. Given the fact that most of

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MarvelNew AvengersNovaOmega FlightPowersPunisherSneak PeekTransformersUltimate X-MenWorld War HulkX-Factor

Yes it’s going to be another huge week for Marvel titles hitting the news stands (something like 22 titles!), so we are once again breaking the weekend sneaks into two parts. In this installment MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK 2, NEW AVENGERS 33, NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS 2, NEW EXCALIBUR 22, NOVA 5, OMEGA FLIGHT 5, POWERS 25, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 10, ULTIMATE X-MEN 85, WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE 3, X-FACTOR 22

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MarvelOmega FlightReview

Or – “Finally Looks Like We’re Gettin’ Somewhere Now…” I’ve been whining about this particular series since the first issue, complaining about the name, about the pacing, about what I consider the almost-criminal misuse of Beta Ray Bill and Sasquatch… Recent discussions at the store (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon & Gage, Topeka! Ask us about Proxy Jason’s terrible demise in the chipper-shredder!) have convinced me that I may have been a bit too harsh. Rather than being bothered by what the characters are DOING, I’ve been focused on what they’re NOT doing that I think they should. So! Today, we have

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MarvelOmega FlightReview

Or – “Would It Kill Marvel To Have A Hero Who Aren’t Emotionally Scarred For Life?” Three words: BETA RAY MOTHA#&$ING BILL! I’ve said for two months now that Oeming has written these issues with the intent that it would be the first arc of an ongoing series. Since the series has been switched over to limited status, this is doubly frustrating. Not only does it feel like we’re watching yet another Marvel title that’s being written for the eventual trade, it seems like a foregone conclusion that Omega Flight itself won’t be assembled until the last issue, by which

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MarvelOmega FlightReview

Or – “When Did The Wrecking Crew Turn Into Psychopathic Serial Killer Types?” Talisman is not happy, and with good reason. Look at it from her perspective: American superheroes have a problem with one of their OWN, The Scarlet Witch. She snaps, changes reality, then when it changes back, her stupidity causes a mailman to be empowered and kill Talisman’s father (AND nearly the entirety of Canadia’s superhuman defenders.) America has ANOTHER problem, and suddenly super-villains are flooding Canadia’s borders, Sasquatch (her last link to Alpha Flight, and one of the last links to her lost family) disappears while engaging

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MarvelOmega FlightReview

Or – “We Really Do Have A Limited Understanding Of Canadia And It’s Bacon.” Alpha Flight is one of those concepts that never really gelled for anyone but the original creator. John Byrne had a feel for the characters that no one else has ever really managed to recreate, and the fact that this was a Canadian team seemed to make the writers try and treat them differently than a “normal” superhero group. From the revelation that Northstar and Aurora were actually descended from fairies (irony, indeed), to the fake resurrection of Guardian to the real resurrection of Guardian to

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MarvelOmega FlightPress Release

Marvel Comics has announced Omega Flight #1 has sold out at Diamond and will go back to print with a variant cover by Scott Kolins. In the wake of Civil War, Canada has put together its own super-team called Omega Flight, the last line of defense for the Great White North against super villain insurgents from abroad. Unfortunately for the Canadians, before Omega Flight can band together, a powerful team of villains have decided to turn their northern neighbor into a playground for plundering. The new printing will be available May 9, 2007 for $2.99. via Marvel Comics

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MarvelOmega FlightSneak Peek

Omega Flight made its debut in Civil War: The Initiative, now the Canucks get their own title with Omega Flight #1. Marvel Comics dropped off a sneak peek of the first issue by writer Mike Oeming and artist Scott Kolins.

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