Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CBR Review: Alpha Flight #1

I recently reviewed Alpha Flight #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Part of the problem is that Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente have too many balls in the air. It’s great that they have subplots for all of the characters, the country, and the larger Marvel universe, but none of them really mesh. Instead of creating a cohesive story, all of the various subplots clash with one another and give the comic a disjointed 'And now here’s something about Sasquatch! And now here’s something about Guardian! Etc...' feeling. Oddly, despite being the center of the issue, Nerkkod’s attack feels like an afterthought, some random occurrence that provides an excuse for the characters to do something and advance the political subplot, but really could have been anything."

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