This week's 'Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe' has a tiny Alpha Flight appearance: Murmur, Wild Child, Radius and Windshear - the 2pg spread of depowered mutants from New Avengers #18 is reprinted in the entry for House of M. The book is only about Marvel Events, so no individual character has any entries. Pretty cool book IMHO, especially if you missed out on some events from a while back.
Weird I never even see the solicits for this, I need to pick it up but wont be going to the shop till the weekend
Oh wow, thanks.
Solicit for May 2011 with Jeffries on the cover!!!:
X-MEN: EARTH’S MUTANT HEROES #1
Written by VARIOUS
Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
All things mutants take center stage in this all-new collection of Handbook-style profiles! Featuring X-Men members (Madison Jeffries/Box, Paulie Provenzano, Wraith/Hector Rendoza), trainees (Onyxx, Ink/Eric Gitter), allies (Fred Duncan, Tom Corsi, Candy Southern, Shortpack), the evil (Cortex, X-Cutioner, Amelia Voght, Zaladane, Black Womb) and the lesser-known (Litterbug, Jazz, Arize, Jack in the Box, Crule), and updates for the big guns (Professor X, Magneto, Emma Frost, Beast, Mystique). And because you demanded it: Joseph gets a profile at last! Plus: brand-new Gus Vazquez art for the majority of profiles!
64 PGS. /Handbook/Rated T+ …$4.99
Nightcrawler is so cute there!
Man, I miss that Nightcrawler mini-series with the Bamfs...
Actually, i own the first three issues, need to get the 4th one.
The massive 14-volume Hardcover series is being reprinted bimonthly in paperback. Since Alpha Flight appeared in all 14, you need to buy all 14 issues! Each issue will contain all of the 240pg of the original plus 16pp of updated material in each volume. No news on who gets an update but I bet Alpha Flight will be getting an update on the team entry, and very hopefully many others. I'm thinking the resurrected Alphans (Shaman, Puck, Mac and Heather) will have new info, but Northstar, Jeffries, Sasquatch, Snowbird, and Aurora all have a good shot of getting an update but who knows!?!? Updates might have new art by Gus Vazquez, but that's also speculation. Amazon lists a release date for #1 of October 2011 so we have time to ruminate. Note that Marrina never had an entry in the 14 volume series and she has had the most significant update of all Alphans!
Yeah, it's pretty solid. Has a good batch of new info on recent issues and the third page is nice nice nice, but there are a few nitpicky errors (related to when he first met Bochs which was in AF #16, not as described in this issue). The new info is what I'm looking at and it's really good, covering events from his recruitment into the X-Men in Uncanny #505 to Uncanny X-Men Annual #3. The last entry for Jeffries in the Hardcover volume #6 ended exactly at issue #505 so that's all new info.