THE FLIGHT STUFF – Episode 10: The Pit of Ultimate Sadness

Welcome to The Flight Stuff: a podcast about Canada’s premiere superhero team!

In 1983, comic book writer and artist John Byrne lifted his original team, Alpha Flight, from the pages of Uncanny X-Men and dropped them into their own, eponymous series. Over the course of 11 years, the Canadian super team — Guardian, Sasquatch, Puck, Snowbird, Shaman, Aurora, Northstar, and others along the way — battled foes large and small, with adventures steeped in social commentary and uniquely Canadian issues and themes.

Join comic book enthusiasts Liam, Adrianna and Doug as they make their way through the original series issue by issue, character by character, Byrnism by Byrnism, with occasional detours through Canadian cultural history. So sit back, listen up and get right with the Flight!


We’ve got an action-packed episode today as the team pages through THREE issues of Alpha Flight: #22, 23 and the double-sized, perilous issue #24!

We discover more about Northstar’s mysterious past, Sasquatch isn’t all what he seems, and the Flight take a journey to the center of the Realm of the Great Beasts! We had our work cut out for us this time around, with a lot to tackle, from plot twists to surprising character development, and as usual, fabulously detailed art. Two out of three hosts (boo, Liam!) agree: the arc that plays out across issues #23-24 is one of the best of the series so far. Join us and find out why in this episode of The Flight Stuff!

As always, thank you for listening!


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Adrianna Gober

Adrianna Gober is a Lehigh Valley-based writer and musician. She loves record collecting, comic books, and all things schlocky, campy and kitsch.
Adrianna Gober

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