Purloined from 'All The Rage'
Flights of Fancy
Ever enthusiastic, Scott Lobdell told the Rage his contract on Alpha Flight has been renewed for another six issues, keeping the series around for at least 12 issues. “Along with the rest of the industry and the general public at large, I was excited to hear that the ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT, ALPHA FLIGHT has been extended another six issues after 1 - 6!” Lodbell said. “I keep saying "ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT" because I haven't given up on my one-man crusade to turn ALPHA FLIGHT into Marvel's next great franchise! Without giving anything away (because what we're planning has never even been attempted in comics before) I can promise that fans of ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT, ALPHA FLIGHT and the fans from John Byrne's original ALPHA FLIGHT, will be elated by the turn of events in AN/AD AF! I am writing it, and I can't believe I'll be allowed to get away with it! It may be the most outrageous over the top storyline I've ever had a part in — and considering I was involved with everything from GENERATION X to AGE OF APOCALYPSE to HEROES REBORN... that is saying a LOT!”
Scott paused momentarily from a lungful of air before continuing, “So to all you AN AD ALPHA FLIGHT fans out there - and I know your numbers are growing by the day - get out and support this book! It is the only way I'm ever going to get to spin off ZED FLIGHT... the POWER PACK-aged sub-division of ALPHA FLIGHT! Oh, and I should point out that issues 7 & 8 are going to be drawn by someone other than Clayton Henry. (And after seeing issues #3 and #4 already, I can't blame him at all! His art keeps getting more and more exciting with every issue! I'm telling you, he's going to be a superstar by the end of this series! Maybe sooner, considering this series isn't going to end! LOL!) The two-parter in between will be handled by someone else while Clay gets to really take his time with the thoroughly outrageous 4 parter.”
Before passing out from oxygen deprivation, Scott managed to pant out that he's also submitted a pitch for a six-issue UNCANNY ALPHA FLIGHT series.
This Has A "Hyperventilating Hyperbole" Factor Of Eight Out Of Ten
Issue #12 at least and a Uncanny (maybe ) What with the reasonable reviews for #2 etc, I'm getting the impression that AF could be a bit of a sleeper hit