THE FLIGHT STUFF – Episode 13: Space Knights, Crystal Warriors, and the Strange Gift From Asgard

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!

 

Welcome, Alphans, to another installment of The Flight Stuff!

We’ve got a bit of a lighter episode for you today, as we take a break from the main Alpha Flight title to explore some of their appearances in other books. BUT FIRST: we’re bringing you our very first interview segment! Robert J. Plass of AlphaFlight.net and Alpha Flight Collector was gracious enough to join us for a very fun and illuminating chat. He tells us a bit about his history with Alpha Flight, his favorite characters and storylines, and what makes the team so unique and compelling even all these years later.

From there, we jump into the comics! This week, we’re covering Alpha adventures in Rom #56-58, Saga of Crystar #11, Marvel Team-Up Annual #7, and finally, the fantastic X-Men/Alpha Flight #1-2.

As always, thanks 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.
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