Saturday, August 6, 2016

Alpha Flight and Captain Marvel




One Marvel property that I never hear mentioned for live action is Alpha Flight.   I'm not even sure who holds the rights - I guess they began as an X-Men spinoff, which would put them under 20th Century Fox' control?  I love the original line up and I think they would make for a fun action packed film.  Let's hope that Canada's premier super-team gets its due.

17 comments:

Scott Parker said...

That looks like a World's Finest-era Shazam. I've only recently rediscovered this run and am enjoying it.

Ross said...

No, its from the cover of Legends #1. Mr. Mind is WF-era though.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess: the cliff-hanger involves Hatemonger taking off his hood and revealing himself to be the ever-vengeful...Super Skrull!!!*

*I'd love to see how the combined powers of the FF would affect the Big Red Cheese.

Bob Greenwade said...

I'd love to see a live-action Alpha Flight as well. I think that Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Cape), despite his age, would be absolutely awesome as Puck.

And this here is a very well-done cover, Ross. While the foreground and background do look like separate works, each looks like a unit piece -- I recognize John Byrne's hand on AF, and someone else clearly drew Cap, but the two work together. Likewise Mr. Mind looks like he was drawn to sit on the Hate-Monger's shoulder. Nicely done.

Ross said...

Thanks! Again, It's a Byrne Captain Marvel from the cover of Legends #1

Bob Greenwade said...

Well, that would explain why he looks to fit with Alpha Flight, then.

Matthew Baugh said...

That looks like an all-Byrne cover and it works beautifully. IIRC Cap may be form the cover of an issue of Legends.

I loved the initial line-up of Alpha Flight, but didn't care for the series as much as I would have liked. I think it was Byrne's experimenting with a MISSION: Impossible format that messed it up for me. We saw a lot of the individual characters, but not as much of the whole team.

It looks like the team has an uphill battle here, IMO. Captain Marvel is too powerful for any of them to match and even as a team they'll need a good plan. If they can pin him in and Shaman can hit him with magic lightning, maybe.

Great cover!

Matthew Baugh said...

Mr. Mind and the (original) Hate Monger are old allies. I believe Hitler was one of the original members of the Monster Society of Evil.

Ross said...

Thanks, Matthew! The foreground characters are Byrne, but the BG characters are by Don Newton and Francesco Francavilla.

Cary Comic said...

The only thing I can add to all these accolades is: two thumbs' up.

:-)

Anonymous said...

The face on that Captain Marvel looks like a Marshall Rogers type of hero face.

Anonymous said...

But I see now someone says it's a Byrne Cap.

Bob Greenwade said...

Hey, if Ross says it's a Byrne Cap, it's a Byrne Cap.

(...though saying that out loud makes me want to invest in a fireproof toupee.)

Sonofjack Well said...

Everything that Matthew Baugh said....

Dylan said...

Love to see a live-action Alpha Flight if, for nothing else, a Quicksilver/Northstar and Aurora fight.

Imagine, he goes into that "high speed, everything else is still/slow motion" thing from the last two movies, and suddenly, those two start moving, maybe even faster than him.

Simreeve said...

Dylan said...
"Love to see a live-action Alpha Flight if, for nothing else, a Quicksilver/Northstar and Aurora fight.

Imagine, he goes into that "high speed, everything else is still/slow motion" thing from the last two movies, and suddenly, those two start moving, maybe even faster than him."

Just imagine if the companies could get together for a movie of the 'JLA/Avengers' crossover!

Cary Comic said...

Too big an if at this point. :-(

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