Issue: Alpha Flight 3
Story 1: Yesterday Man (17 pages)
Feature Characters: Mac (Guardian henceforth), Jeanne-Marie, Jean-Paul, Walter, Snowbird, Marrina
Regular Characters: Gary Cody
Guest Stars: Namor the Sub-Mariner; Susan Richards the Invisible Girl
Villains: The Master of the World
Synopsis: Snowbird, sensing evil in the north, comes across Alpha Flight's crashed ship. She uses her powers to see that the ship was attacked and then turns into a polar bear to track her teammates.
Mac and Walter try to find Northstar and Aurora, who are attacked and trapped by rods extending from the walls. Aurora slips into her Jeanne-Marie persona under the stress.
Marrina is shackled and probed by the Master. He tells her his origin: 40,000 years ago, during the Ice Age, he was a bully and driven out of his tribe. He was oddly called north and came across a crashed spaceship, which captured and dissected him, using his brain as part of its computer matrix. Over the millennia, his will asserted itself, controlling the ship and making it construct a perfect body for him. He plans to destroy Marrina and her brood-mate and then take over the world. He is interrupted by Namor and Sue Richards.
NOTE: the story continues in the Fantastic Four 260.
Story 2: Purpose (6 pages)
Feature Characters: Mac
Regular Characters: Heather McNeil
Guest Stars: Wolverine
Other Characters: Canadian bureaucrat Frank Hulme, Prime Minister Trudeau
Synopsis: Heather brings groceries to an out-of-work and depressed Mac, and confesses her love to him. They fly to Ottawa, explain Mac's actions last iss., and are retroactively hired by Trudeau, the beginning of Department H.
Mac and Heather marry, and the Fantastic Four provide a model for Mac to follow.