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The creators: Ed Brisson (Predator) & Scott Godlewski (Batman vs. Robin)
The pitch: Alpha Flight has beforehand labored with the X-Males prior to now, however extra just lately, they’ve been working as an extension of the spacefaring group SWORD in books similar to Captain Marvel. The brand new mini returns them to their Canadian roots, and have them sponsored by the federal government as they “de-escalate the mutant battle by any means vital.”
Heading up that staff is Puck, Snowbird, Guardian, and Shaman, and so they’ve additionally acquired some Canada-made Sentinels on their aspect if issues with the mutants get too nasty. (Or reasonably, when.) In its five-issue miniseries, the titular staff shall be going up in opposition to their former associates Northstar, Aurora, Nemesis, and Daken, now going below the codename Fang.
Alpha Flight #1 will launch on August 16.