UNCANNY X-MEN #120-121: The First Alpha Flight!


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


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.

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.

Creators: Chris Claremont and John Byrne

Grade: B

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