THE FLIGHT STUFF – Episode 14: The Bitter Tears of Bruce Banner

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!

This week, we open on a bit of a somber note, as we acknowledge the passing of the great character actor Rutger Hauer. He was a favorite of ours, so we thought it fitting to dedicate a few minutes to his memory at the top of the episode. From there, we jump right into the muck and mire of company-wide crossover events, specifically the notorious Secret Wars II which played out across the pages of Marvel Comics from 1985 to 1986. There were nine main issues and a whopping 33 tie-in issues, including, of course, Alpha Flight #28.  We talk the good, the bad and the ugly, and how the Flight figure into it all.

We close out the episode with a discussion on The Incredible Hulk #313, which presents the events from Alpha Flight #28 from a different perspective: Bruce Banner’s! What exactly has the Hulk been up to, and how was it that Bochs was able to pull him through the dimensional nexus? PLUS: an uncomfortably lengthy discussion on Bigfoot erotica! All that and more awaits in this exciting new episode of The Flight Stuff!

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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