The Following is the official forum Alpha Flight Questionnaire. This automatically gets sent to new members. I would also like for existing members to take a minute to fill this out, as it is a great way to see the interests of fellow Alpha Flight Fans.
1. How long have you been collecting Alpha Flight? Since volume 1, #1. Couldn't take anymore after # 55. Picked up the Snowbird/God-War issue, the last Mantlo issue, and the first part of the Hudnall DreamQueen story, but didn't come back to it consistently until # 96 or so. Unfortunately, damage had already been done, and wasn't being undone. Stopped again around the Wrecking Crew story-arc. Have all twenty issues of volume 2, #s 2 - 12 of volume 3, plus the 1st tpb.
2. What was your first memory of Alpha Flight? Uncanny X-Men# 109. Solid story, all the way around. If recent, what was your first reaction? n/a
3. Who is you favorite Alpha Flight character? Shaman
4. Who is you least favorite Alpha Flight character? WHITMAN KNAPP
5. Who is you favorite Alpha Flight villain? Toss-up between THE MASTER,
THE GREAT BEASTS, and PESTILENCE
6. Who is your least favorite Alpha Flight villain? SCRAMBLE (by far), but The Auctioneer, The Manimator, Scourge, and Razor all tie for a close second. Hope I didn't miss any other bad characters.
7. What do you think is the best issue/story-arch from Alpha Flight? Without a doubt, AFV1#s 23 and 24.
8. What do you consider the Alpha Flight "Dream Team"? Tom DeFalco, writer-co-plotter/John Byrne, co-plotter-penciller-inking-assist/Morales, inker/whoever lettered and colored volume 3/Roger Stern, editor
Characters: Shaman, Walt/Sasquatch, Snowbird, Talisman, Judd/Puck, Aurora, Northstar, Agent K
9. If you were to be stuck on a desert island with one member of Alpha Flight, Who would it be (powers can not get you off the island)
This does take comic characters a bit too far
10. Who was/is/could be the best leader of Alpha Flight? Shaman, with Sasquatch
11. Who is your favorite Alpha Flight writer? Tough one because this is the most problematic creative element, but still will give Byrne his proper respect. ADDED 3/29/06: James Hudnall does a fantastic job bringing back the classic characters while weaving interesting stories out the ashes of the terrible Mantlo run.
12. Who is your least favorite Alpha Flight writer? MANTLO
13. Who is your favorite Alpha Flight artist? Clayton Henry is now tied with Byrne
14. Who is your least favorite Alpha Flight artist? Mignola, Talaoc, Ross, Lee, just about everybody else
15. If you could undo one thing in Alpha Flight history, what would it be? I would have stopped publication of the ALPHA FLIGHT series with vol. 1, # 28 and not used them in other books until someone wrote them with some respect and consistency.