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Appearing in "Things Aren't Always What They Seem"Edit

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  • Colonel McMurdo (First appearance) (Death)
  • Kortgaard (First appearance) (Death)
  • Megan Masterton (First appearance) (Death)
  • Doctor Duncan (First appearance) (Death)
  • Greene (First appearance) (Death)

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Synopsis for "Things Aren't Always What They Seem"Edit

Alpha Flight Vol 1 9 001
Walter Langkowski and a handful of other researchers analyze a bizarre radiation pattern being picked up at an isolated research station in the snowy Rockies. Activating a modified satellite dish teleports in the unconscious body of who appears to be Ben Grimm, The Thing. Sasquatch decides to reveal his secret identity to the other researchers in order to carry the heavy superhero into the infirmary. Not long after, a commotion draws the staff to the infirmary where the Thing has disappeared and the doctor has been immolated, with evidence of other powers used in damage to the room. At first they think others had come to abduct the Thing and Walter heads out into the snow to track them, but he realizes too late that the powers involved were all in one individual. Before he can return, a nova blast back at the lab kills the rest of his colleagues. Walter gets back to the smouldering wreckage to confront the true culprit, the one that had taken the form of the Thing to protect himself on re-entry from space, the Super-Skrull.

Appearing in "Origins of Alpha Flight: A Stranger in My Mirror"Edit

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  • Dance Club
  • Diner

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Synopsis for "Origins of Alpha Flight: A Stranger in My Mirror"Edit

At thirteen, Jeanne-Marie Beaubier discovers her ability to fly during a suicide attempt jumping from the roof of her school. At first this lightens her heart, but relating the event to her headmistress only earns her punishment for blasphemy. In her mounting depression, a more rebellious and outgoing alternate personality begins to form. Five years later, when Jeanne earns a spot on the teaching staff at the school and her own bedroom, allowing her more freedom, she ends up giving up control to her other self enough for her to head out to a nightclub and afterwards uses her powers to fend off some muggers. The altercation is witnessed by passerby Wolverine, who helps her out and later over coffee offers her a chance to get a job with Dept. H.

  • The plot of the first story is a play on John Carpenter's The Thing.
  • Canadian Jim Scott is credited with suggesting the premise of John Byrne's John Carpenter's The Thing.
  • Sequence 2 A Stranger in My Mirror Wolverine's past with Aurora is revealed.


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