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Alpha Flight #8 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne
Alpha Flight v1 #8, 1984 - Aurora is kidnapped by Deadly Earnest, prompting Northstar to rescue her from the villain's lair. A masked, sword-wielding woman named Nemesis joins his cause against the common enemy. In a separate tale, the origin of Snowbird reaches its conclusion. John Byrne's artwork is consistent with previous issues, opening with a bold splash that segues into a recap of events. Some panels are more detailed than others, especially the background architecture and interiors. Northstar's discovery of his sister is a pivotal scene, emphasized by her prominence within the layout (see interior page below). This is number 8 of 28 Alpha Flight issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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Byrne cover pencils and inks = **
"Cold Hands Cold Heart" Byrne story pencils and inks 17 pages = ***
"Genesis" Byrne story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

John Byrne
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