I owe Fred Van Lente some thanks.
As everybody knows, I’m a huge Alpha Flight fan. But as much as I love it when my son shares my passions, I’m not about to push any particular interests on him. If anything, he’s influencing my tastes. But thanks to awesome comics like Tiny Titans, DC Super Heroes, and the Marvel Adventures line, David’s very much into superheroes right now. And thanks to Van Lente’s Wolverine First Class, he’s now also into Alpha Flight.
Or rather, one particular Alphan.
No, not Aurora. Though she’s a favorite of mine too.
He’s bugging me to dig out my old X-Men and Alpha Flight comics because he wants more Snowbird stories. I’ve held him off for a bit by buying the first Classic Alpha Flight collection, but that’s not going to last me forever. I made the mistake of telling him about that one X-Men story where Snowbird turns into a real wolverine. He’s not going to leave me alone until I read it to him. And I love that.
I’ve been meaning to talk more about Alpha Flight for a while now anyway, so this’ll be another reason to find those boxes and start doing that.