Marvel has announced another 80th-anniversary one-shot, this time starring Canada’s greatest (and only) superhero team: Alpha Flight! Rather than bringing back classic Alpha Flight creators (because then Marvel might be in danger of actually using Chris Claremont more than once every six months), however, Marvel will celebrate the team’s Canadian heritage with an all-Canadian creative team: writer Jim Zub, Jed McKay, and Ed Brisson,artists Max Dunbar, Djibril Morissette-Phan, and Scott Hepburn, and cover artist Nick Bradshaw. The comic will be colored and lettered by a moose.
A Marvel.com press release details:
This September, the Marvel Universe’s most captivating Canadian crew comes back in ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH #1!
And—brace yourselves, committed connoisseurs of the Commonwealth—the entire creative team is composed of cunning and cuddly Canucks! Written by clever creatives Jim Zub, Jed MacKay, and Ed Brisson, the comic has art crafted by co-conspirators Max Dunbar, Djibril Morissette-Phan, and Scott Hepburn with a kinetic cover by compatriot Nick Bradshaw!
So… Grab your hat and come travel light because adventure lies just around the bend! Featuring three brand-new tales no one has ever told before, ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH #1 sees Canada’s greatest creators unearth the secret history of squad stalwarts Puck, Snow-bird, Talisman, Northstar, Marrina, Guardian, and Vindicator!
And Marvel editor Chris Robinson notes:
To celebrate the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship, we’re bringing back the greatest of the Great White North, Canada’s premiere super-team Alpha Flight! And we’ve assembled a super-team of Canadian talent behind the scenes for extra authenticity. Trust me, these guys are going deep into the Deparment H files to tie-up those loose Alpha Flight story threads that have been keeping you all up at night. You wanted dip with the chips? Here it is!
Alpha Flight returns in September… and then promptly takes off again, the hosers. It’s just a one-shot, after all.