UNCANNY X-MEN #118-121: The First Alpha Flight!

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Kinda cool–they’re introduced first as civilians, then ultimately in their roles as superfolk…

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The Canadian supergroup is, of course, all part of the growing legend of Wolverine.  In these issues, we also learn that he speaks fluent Japanese, as the team does a brief stopover near Tokyo and Wolverine meets Mariko for the first time.

It’s also where we learn his real name is Logan.

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The Claremont/Byrne run established so many iconic ideas for Marvel–it’s easily as good as the Lee/Kirby stuff on X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Thor.

They also seem to have gotten away from the constant plane crashes.  We haven’t had one in over a dozen issues.

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