I'm more interested in what he could be, than what he has been, and I never suggested he should co-lead anything. Once again, I reject this 'there is only one Alpha Flight team' BS. And frankly I'm a little pissed off that people think that way, good luck getting an ongoing with a team you apparently expect to remain static! V4 had the 'core team', and if you ask me, it was utter crap, the team does not make the book, it's what people do with them. It doesn't matter that many wouldn't be that excited over Madison's appearing in Alpha again, IF you are even right about that. I mean, you hardly know all AF readers. The people who actually post on this site are a mere handful.
All that would matter is what role he could play and whether or not he's written well, just like any of the characters. I swear, AF fandom must be the only fandom where people honestly seem to think that side characters had no fans, or that having any characters besides the 'classic core team' is some huge detriment that will some how warn prospective readers away. I have news for everyone, Byrne isn't coming back, and if he did, he probably wouldn't write them the way you want, we probably wouldn't have this unchanging 'core team' everyone keeps talking about.
Flightpath, you of all people should understand my POV, being a fellow fan of a side character, a character who was almost a nobody in Byrne's precious run. Wildchild wasn't an 'essential AFer' ether.
What really gets me about AF fans on this forum, is everyone clamors for these side characters to make appearances in other books, and seem disappointed when they are killed off or portrayed badly, as Marvel is so clearly besmirching all that is Alpha Flight. But then when there's talk of a new series, nothing is good enough short of a rigid line up of characters who have to be on the same team, for the same purpose, no new characters will be tolerated, and god forbid former team members who weren't on Byrne's original roster rejoin. You all might want to try and let go, just sayn'.
Welp, I'm off before I say anything too mean, as I do like you folks, but seriously, we'll never have AF as anything but an old timey novelty brought back to sell issue #1 variants, at this rate.