Pretty much every character was handled respectfully, I particularly enjoyed seeing a relatively sane Aurora and I enjoyed the inter-action between Northstar and Kyle, Jean Paul's boyfriend who was introduced in UNCANNY X-MEN. Snowbird's role, whilst not that large, was also well-handled and enjoyable I thought and it was nice to see Mack and Heather happy together (in their own relationship). The only character whose attitude I WAS a little surprised is Marrina's, she seemed far more forceful and outspoken then the character introduced in the classic ALPHA FLIGHT series. I don't know if this is a criticism yet but its just an observation.
The greatest, and in some ways most enjoyable, surprise about this issue for me, though, is the choice of villain. I was VERY surprised to see little Laura Killgrave (now much more a Purple Woman then a Purple Girl!) as the "villain" (I put the term in quotes because we are bringing in politics here so its a matter of perspective) and I would be very interested in seeing more of her in the main mini-series (in faact, were we to be lucky enough to get a regular on-going series rather then just a mini I'd very much like to re-visit all of Beta Flight to be honest).
In short, I am just so glad to see such a good ALPHA FLIGHT title!
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