--Previous Message-- : Well, this was yet another disappointing AF : issue. Not only does it right off the bat : conflict with past continuity by claiming : this is the first mission the team goes on : when the AF Special tells otherwise, This works fine with the Special - notice they are using the base from the special and that we see several of the members from the special listed in the roster. We didn't see Alpha Flight's first mission in the special, we saw "The Flight" in action. The debacle of that mission was what got the team split into Alpha, Beta and Gamma. And this story is set between the decision to split the members and the final decision of which members went into which team. They even mention they aren't all combat ready, but this is an emergency.
> but : instead of using my favorite AF'ers : (Sasquatch, Puck), they go with Shaman, : Aurora and Snowbird. : : I know Logan picked those certain team : members because of their abilities and the : mission, but I just think the issue would : have had more "juice" to it if : they had used Sasquatch and Puck.
If you want to poke at the story for not being accurate to continuity then you can't ask for them to show Wolverine do an Alpha Flight mission with Puck and Sasquatch. Walt was with Department H but didn't become Sasquatch until after Wolverine left to join the X-Men. Puck makes it clear when he meets Wolverine circa AF #17 that his time with Department H began after Wolverine departed (though other stories have retconned that they had met prior to this).