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Canada’s Heroes Brave ‘Fear Itself’ in ‘Alpha Flight’ #1 and 2 [Exclusive Preview]

Even if it’s a sweeping generalization, Canadians have been doing pretty okay with the “nice” label for awhile. This summer even the friendliest Great White Northerners will be faced with the influence of Fear Itself, however, pitting the latest incarnation of Alpha Flight against its own government. Woe be to sweeping generalizations when the God of Fear strikes! Marvel’s provided us with a preview of the first two issues of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Dale Eaglesham and Phil Jimenez’s eight issue Alpha Flight series — including an early look at pencils from July’s Alpha Flight #2. Check it all out after the jump, eh? It’s worth your time just to read someone shouting, “Die Earth Scum!,” alone.Official synopsis for Alpha Flight #1:

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Alpha Flight #1 (of 8), from New York Times best-selling authors Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artist Dale Eaglesham! Canada’s original super team is back in action – but can they survive the terror of Fear Itself? With their homeland gripped by fear, Alpha Flight has been named enemies of the state and their country has vowed to hunt them down! Can Guardian, Sasquatch and the rest of the team quell the influence of Fear Itself and restore order to the Great White North? The team faces its most daunting enemy yet – their own government – this June, only in Alpha Flight #1 (of 8)!

ALPHA FLIGHT #1 (of 8) (APR110547)
ALPHA FLIGHT #1 (of 8) EAGLESHAM VARIANT (MAR118215)
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 5/16/11. On Sale – 6/8/11

Official synopsis for Alpha Flight #2:

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Alpha Flight… traitors??? After saving their country from the hammer-wielding XXXXX, The Flight are captured by the newly risen Unity Party and branded as traitors. Now they must escape from the bowels of the top-secret facility, Department H, they once called home. In doing so they must confront the shocking betrayal of one of their core members — and discover an imprisoned hero readers have clamored to see since this series was announced! The red-hot writing team of Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and artistic legend Dale Eaglesham continue their highly-anticipated resurrection of one of Marvel’s most beloved super hero teams in a story that absolutely cannot be missed!

Writer: Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak
Penciller: Dale Eaglesham
Penciller (cover): Phil Jimenez
Part of: Alpha Flight (2011 – Present)
UPC: 5960607568-00211
FOC Date: Jun 29, 2011 On Sale – 7/13, 2011

See preview pages from the first two issues below:

Alpha Flight #1

Our exclusive look at pages from Alpha Flight #2:

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