Tuesday, 2 February 2021

JOHN BYRNE'S ALPHA FLIGHT COVER & IMAGE GALLERY PART THREE...

Alpha Flight is now landing...

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Question:  How can you think you're in a room, yet not be in that room, while at the same time not be in the room that you're actually in?  Confused?  Don't worry, you will be.  Kidding aside, the answer is actually rather simple.  Y'see, I've been re-reading my Alpha Flight mags for the first time since buying them back in 1983/'84.  I had just moved into a new house at the time and, naturally enough, I associate them with that house and, in particular, the room in which I read them.  That association is so strong that even though I'm fully and consciously aware of my surroundings in my present house as I read, there's something in my subconscious that 'tells' me I'm still in the room I originally read them.  Weird or what?

I don't know whether this feeling is unique to me, or if other people have also experienced it.  I've mentioned before how, on completion of re-reading a comic that I first read in a former house, when I lift my eyes from its pages, I'm momentarily surprised to find that I'm not in the room where I first read it.  Does that sound familiar to anyone?  Has anyone else ever felt that strange sense of momentary displacement under similar circumstances?  No?  Oh, well, guess I'm just bonkers then!  However, if any of you cavortin' Crivvies have ever experienced the same sensation - even for the briefest of nano-seconds - let me know so that I can reassure myself that it's a natural 'phenomenon' and that I'm not just prone to hallucinations.

Anyway, such philosophical ponderings aren't the main reason why I've invited you here, fascinating as they may be.  Nope, we're here to appreciate part three of John Byrne's covers and splash pages to his Alpha flight series from back in the '80s.  Well, to be more precise, you're here to appreciate them as I've already done so while preparing them for your perusal.  I'm really only here to read you telling me how great I am for sharing these pulse-pounding piccies with you entirely for free!  So no hanging about - appreciate away, then leave a comment saying what a wonderful, unselfish guy I am.  We all know it's a lie, but I won't mind if you don't.

Time starts now...

















5 comments:

Kid said...

H'mm, a bit shy, eh? Okay, I'll start us off.

Kid, what a great, kind, unselfish guy you are.

See? Didn't hurt a bit.

Colin Jones said...

Perhaps nobody read Alpha Flight?

Kid said...

Seems unlikely, CJ, as the comic ran for years after Byrne left.

Colin Jones said...

I meant perhaps nobody who reads Crivens read Alpha Flight.

Kid said...

Well, we know from the previous two instalments that that isn't so, CJ, eh? Seeing as you were leaving a comment anyway, you could've said what a great, kind, unselfish guy I am at the same time. What's that? Lend you a fiver? @#$& off!



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