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Matt McGloin

Fan Expo Canada 2011: Alpha Flight Announced As Ongoing


picAt the Fan Expo Canada 2011, Marvel announced that Alpha Flight will now be an ongoing.

Previously, Alpha Flight was supposed to be an eight issue mini, tieing into "Fear Itself," but reception has been so well received that the book by writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, and artist Dale Eaglesham, will continue.

“The main reason a series like this gets the vote to keep on keepin’ on is because of the fans,” Senior Editor Mark Paniccia told “There are enough readers and fans supporting this that we were able to make the decision to extend it.”

The series will not start over with a new #1, but continue from #9, which Pak says will give them room to further develop the characters and storyline.

“Our story has remained the same and will hit a massive climax in issue #8,” said Pak. “We now have the real estate to spread out some of our characters’ subplots and give them room to really breathe. And we're really opening things up with a big, big idea we've been mulling over with issues #9-12.”

Upcoming issues of Alpha Flight will feature the Avengers, Wolverine - and Taskmaster, for more head on over to