Thursday, September 20, 2012

Puck's Got Better Things To Do.

Unresolved issue.  That's the other thing that has bugged me about the news that Puck would join X-Force.  Never mind that his motivation to join such a group is unclear, he has a clear option if he's looking for a hobby.

Here is the "team" Puck should be on.

Mug shots lifted from the impressive site

Guardian, Puck, Madison Jeffries and, yes, Wolverine.  Of course, Wolverine.  But aside from milking his popularity, he would have a specific cause to appear.  Their mission should be to locate/apprehend...

Disclaimer: This is said not having read any of Jeffries' appearances in the X family of books.  I don't even know if he's of sound mind or what.  For that matter, I have no idea about Puck's mental state either (or how he got out of hell.  But I digress).

These are the four gentlemen who are closest to Heather/Vindicator.  But there are also close friendships within the group.  And those could be strained depending on individual motivation.

If it wasn't bad enough that Heather took off with Guardian's daughter, she also killed two people to snatch her.  Maybe the intention was to resolve that issue in future issues when Alpha Flight was expected to be an ongoing series, but regardless of the reason, it's a dangling loose end I find irritating.

This doesn't have to be a team as such, just a bunch of guys with the same goal but perhaps different motivation.  Guardian needs to step up the search for his kid.  Among the others, one might feel she needs to be apprehended for her crimes, another may feel she can be restored to her "old self".  Another might actually want to defend her ("she wasn't responsible for her actions") and take her side.  There are plenty of possibilities there.

If the recent Alpha Flight title didn't sell all that well, then it's difficult to believe that Marvel would release a limited series in order to give closure to an unfinished storyline that relatively few people read.  This might be addressed in one of Wolverine's twenty-something books as a multi-part arc.  The storyline is an obvious one, but the motivation and character dynamics are what could make it outstanding.

Not going to happen, but in terms of Alpha Flight, it's at the top of my wish list right now.

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