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It's part IV of Alpha's Beta Flight... Alphans return from the dead left and right. Featuring a trip to the monochromatic Well of Sorrows plus the most convoluted origin story this side of post-Crisis Power Girl.
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) In the fourth entry of Alpha's Beta Flight, John Byrne's nearing the proverbial down home stretch with Canada's finest. But before he bows out, there's the two year anniversary to celebrate and it promises to be one hell of a good time... literally ...
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In the second chapter of Alpha's Beta Flight, the team becomes more and more like the X-Men by having Wolverine and picking a leader who can barely walk. Also: cowboys and genies, demonic scrambled eggs and John Byrne introdudes the clip show concept to comics.
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) In the second entry of Alpha's Beta Flight we continue our review of John Byrne's second year on the book. After killing the team's leader Guardian back in #12, Alpha was in need of a new leader... so, let's get to it, eh?
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It's the third and final chapter of Alpha's Initial Outing... The team finally reunites to fight another flight, lose their leader and really spend a lot of quality time hating one another. 
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) The year is still 1984 and John Byrne's about to finish the first twelve issues of Alpha Flight, a series he didn't particularly fancied working on from the word go. But that reluctancy led to an inspired level of daring creativity some would say ...
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The year is 1983 and Marvel's editor in chief Jim Shooter decided it might be profitable to have Alpha Flight spin off in its own team book.. How right he was, except for the fact the Canadians were anything but a team during their first year "together"...
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) The year is 1983 and Jim Shooter just had an idea: let's launch Alpha Flight in their own series. After all, the Canadian superheroes had proven remarkably popular ever since their earliest Uncanny X-Men appearances. One slight problem, as we'll ...
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Nightcrawler's Nearly Non-Existent Mind Control
"Well, thát sure took him long enough..." I know, I know... It's been a year to the day since this blog was last updated. It's not like yours truly had taken a break from comics blogging, though. I wrote several lengthy retrospectives for Marvel Comics of t...
"Well, thát sure took him long enough..." I know, I know... It's been a year to the day since this blog was last updated. It's not like yours truly had taken a break from comics blogging, though. I wrote several lengthy retro...
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And in today's entry... Starting a two part series on Frankie Raye. Before she became Nova, she was the Fantastic Four's inofficial fifth member... But as we'll see in this retrospective, she was nuts. 
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) Not too long ago, we did several lists honoring some of the most memorable people and things to happen to Marvel Comics during the 1980s. If not for a last minute change of heart, the Fantastic Four adding Frankie Raye to the roster might have been ...
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It's part III of John Byrne's second year on Alpha Flight. The villains are new, the internal rivalries are old and you'll be able to forget Gilded Lily almost as fast as all of Marvel's creators since 1985...
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) In the third entry of Alpha's Beta Flight a new team is slowly forming. But before the renewed Alpha Flight can launch, we focus on some of the old Alphans and their problems. And oh boy, those will fill an issue or three. "GILDED LILY ...
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Nightcrawler's Nearly Non-Existent Mind Control part III: Wrapping It Up As We Go
It's the third and final chapter of Nightcrawler's Nearly Non-Existent Mind Control in which the wrap up of his umpteenth bout against the Shadow King is prominently featured. It's a Claremont classic, meaning that all of Chris' beloved tropes are trotted o...
It's the third and final chapter of Nightcrawler's Nearly Non-Existent Mind Control in which the wrap up of his umpteenth bout against the Shadow King is prominently featured. It's a Claremont classic, meaning that all of Chr...
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It's the second part of a look back at John Byrne's first year on Alpha Flight. Snowbird fights ancient horrors during a whiteout, Northstar loses an old gay lover to another man's deadly touch and Puck beats up his physician... for science reasons. Hey kids, comics!
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) The year is still 1983 and John Byrne is bravely soldiering on with Alpha Flight, a series he writes and draws but really doesn't care for. Still, Byrne more than bravely carried on and even came up with some remarkably innovative ideas as we'll ...
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Nightcrawler's Nearly Non-Existent Mind Control part II: Here We Go Again!
When we last left Nightcrawler ... The Shadow King had just taken over the band of Neo called the Crimson Pirates to get his hands on their wayward member Bloody Bess. Nightcrawler and the X-Men came to her aid, but the King also took over Marvel's merry mu...
When we last left Nightcrawler... The Shadow King had just taken over the band of Neo called the Crimson Pirates to get his hands on their wayward member Bloody Bess. Nightcrawler and the X-Men came to her aid, but the King a...
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Just in case you needed some more proof Frankie Raye wasn't firing on all cylinders... 
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) In the first part of Frankie, The Fantastic Four's Fanatic we saw Frankie Raye's first outings as a member of Marvel's first family. Unlike Johnny Storm, this human torch showed callous disregard for the wellfare of others.
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It's the final day of the Eighties August 8... Only one entry to go, so let's review the most memorable moments of the decade. What truly changed, who really mattered? Find out here... and if the fact most of these stories came out 30 years ago, never fear: Professor Xavier is still a jerk.
By Jef Willemsen (clarmindcontrol.blogspot.com) It's the final entry of the Eighties August 8... What better way to cap off this week + 1 day long trip down memory lane than by listing some of best moments of the decade? The following by no means encapsulate the most important things that ...
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