By TJ Dietsch
Everyone's favorite Canadian super heroes return in a big way this November with CHAOS WAR: ALPHA FLIGHT, written by Jim McCann-but the reunion might not be on the best terms. In CHAOS WAR #3, Chaos King literally destroys the afterlife which results in plenty of dead souls finding their way back to Earth.
"It fits in with the events that happen at the very end of CHAOS WAR #3," McCann reveals of the plot. "Because of the Chaos King's actions and the threats that are unleashed, suddenly this war gets a lot bigger, very quickly!"
"The actions of the Chaos King and his forces make one of Alpha Flight's greatest foes come to an arrangement, so there is essentially a deal with the devil," McCann explains. "The dead members are brought back to this plane, but at a cost. For one member it is absolutely worth it, but for another, this is the worst possible thing that can happen."
McCann's being tight-lipped on exactly which villains Alpha Flight will be facing off against, but don't expect a simple battle of good vs evil.
"This is a three-front fight," he elaborates. "They will be facing the Chaos King, obviously; then the forces of their enemy who brought them back; and also an internal strife. There will be a betrayal that will alter the way the original Alpha Flight members see each other, possibly for good."
But the writer doesn't just want to change how the Alpha Flight members see each other, but how fans see them.
"This is my chance to show people why the original, [John] Byrne-era Alpha Flight team is so popular and beloved," says McCann. "They are the team people want to see. They are the most fascinating. They're psychologically messed up individuals, an incredibly dysfunctional group that somehow-usually-manages to make it work and pull it together to defeat the foe they are fighting before crumbling apart from within. They are not 'Canada's Avengers' or 'Canada's X-Men.' They could be located anywhere and still be fascinating because, like any good team, duo, or
|CHAOS WAR: ALPHA FLIGHT #1 cover by Salva Espin|
"This is my first event crossover, so it's been interesting to see the main book and the structure of the overall story and then work on how my story fits in organically," he continues. "What does it achieve for the team and how does it serve the larger story? Also, how could this move Alpha Flight forward? Those are all things I looked at when working on the one shot. And it's been another dream come true!"
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