Frequently Stated Complaints
1. You skipped an issue!
That’s because there are hundreds and hundreds of issues in which Alpha Flight appear. I don’t own all of them, and I haven’t finished indexing the ones I have. I do this while my daughter sleeps. If it’s listed on alphaflight.net, then I know about it. I am intentionally excluding all of Vol. 1, 2 and 3, as well as the specials, the LS, annuals and the Chaos War: Alpha Flight #1 one-shot – this is only for guest appearances in other titles. If you know of an Alpha Flight appearance not mentioned on alphaflight.net or this site, please email me. Also, if you know of an upcoming appearance, I’d love to know about it.
2. You made a mistake!
Sorry. Email me and I’ll definitely look into it and give you a No-Prize. The most likely area for mistakes have to do with properly identifying Mac and Heather as Guardian or Vindicator and erroneously identifying very tiny cameos. I take index information only from issues I own, not from the notes of others.
3. Guardian II is Heather, etc.!
To avoid the Roman Numeral hell of Guardians, Vindicators, Boxes, Sasquatches and Pucks, I use the following convention: The name of the character at the time of the appearance, followed by a parenthetical, e.g. Guardian (Mac) or Guardian (Heather).
4. You don’t list the pencilers or the letterers!
There are other great websites out there that have already catalogued such details. The purpose of this site is to index the details of the Alpha Flight connection in other titles so that Alpha Flight collectors can have a resource for building or maintaining their own collection. The penciler is not an Alpha Flight connection.
5. Trade Paperbacks are comics, too!
Yes, they are. However, I generally don’t include TPB’s in this site because they contain all of the information you find in the original issues. If I happen to know that something new is included in a TPB, I may make a note of it. Please also feel free to email me a list of every single TPB’s collecting an Alpha Flight appearance in html format.
6. Wolverine was in Alpha Flight! So was Sunfire!
Okay, the rules for this site simply exclude Wolverine and Sunfire, because they were around a while before Alpha Flight was around. It’s also debatable whether Alpha Flight formed before Wolverine left Dept H or after. I’ve always considered Sunfire to be a guest appearance in Alpha Flight (volume 2), not the other way around. Wolverine, what can I say, I love ya, uh, if you love him too, email me a list of every single one of his appearances in html format.
7. You omit Arachne, Beta Ray Bill, Weapon Omega (Michael Pointer) and USAgent from this website!
Yes, I do. They aren’t Alpha Flight members. When I get around to making an “Omega Flight Collector” page, I’ll remember to include them.