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32 Alpha Pod Flight X-Men and Alpha Flight #1 James Plumb

9/26/2018
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Yeah, so I let James back on. We talked about X-Men And Alpha Flight 1, and how even though there's a lot of pages, and a lot of STUFF, there's not a lot happening. We also talked about how creepy Professor X is, how much of an Anakin Rachel Summers is, and marvel at Cyclops eyes. I also get some links totally wrong, but... well, look, let me know if you care. Nobody follows links from episode descriptions, we know that. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover...

Duration:01:34:20

APF Special John Byrne Panel At Fan Expo Canada

9/18/2018
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Yeah, so a little while ago Dave Cambrian (@thehorseman) went to Fan Expo Canada. He went to John Byrne's panel, and recorded it on his iPhone. Then he sent the recordings to me, and then a few weeks later I recorded an introduction in a car park, and made it available here. I don't own the copyright to these recordings, and all that. Shared as a fan, not as anything more special than that.

Duration:01:01:26

31 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 28 Sean Ross

9/11/2018
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We recorded this one a little while ago, and I don't really remember the conversation very well, but we all know Sean is the absolute best when it comes to stuff like this so it'll be a good, strong, informative episode. If you like it: 5 STAR REVIEW ON ITUNES Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version of 'Oh Canada!' used in...

Duration:00:56:59

30 Alpha Pod Flight Vol 3 Issue 4 Tim Price

9/4/2018
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A little while ago I sort of bullied Tim into letting me send him this comic. And then he agreed to read it, and be on this podcast! We talk about what the early 2000's looked like, flying horses, old men and all sorts of other stuff. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version of 'Oh Canada!' used in this podcast can be found...

Duration:01:22:50

29 Alpha Pod Flight Captain Marvel 1 and 2 Bill Hopkins

8/28/2018
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Bill gets drafted in again, to talk about the first two issues of Captain Marvel: The Rise Of Alpha Flight. If I could have somehow shoe-horned in 'The Rise Of Alpha Pod Flight' you better your sweet face I would have. We start with a little intro which Bill wrote himself, honestly, I had nothing to do with it. Then the podcast proper, where we talk about the movie Aliens, probably some stuff that happened in his school and Martha tries to but in constantly, including a long section where...

Duration:00:32:53

The Gravity Equation Episode 24, Machine Man Issue 18, with Gareth Hopkins

8/23/2018
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Douglas Noble, who came on Alpha Pod Flight to talk about Sasquatch fighting the Super Skrull on episode... 9?... invited me onto his podcast 'The Gravity Equation' to talk about Machine Man 17, which guest stars Sasquatch, Aurora and Northstar. He's agreed to let me share the audio here. The Gravity Equation, Copyright Douglas Noble 2018 Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Machine Man, Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal....

Duration:01:13:53

AlphaNotFlight One Fish Two Fish Martha Hopkins

8/21/2018
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I know, I know. Another not-Alpha Flight, aka Alpha Not Flight. My daughter Martha reviews one of her favourite books, that's it. If you're here for Alpha Flight content... well, wait, I guess. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish cover lifted from Penguin Randm House's website: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/43109/one-fish-two-fish-red-fish-blue-fish-by-dr-seuss/9780394800134/ Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright...

Duration:00:18:35

27 Alpha Pod Flight Marvel 2in1 83 Vince Hunt

8/14/2018
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It's been two weeks since the last Alpha Pod Flight which I celebrated by 100% stuffing up the recording. Luckily, my guest this time is a class act -- it's only Vince Hunt, creator of Red Mask From Mars and Stalkerville... I mean, Murder Road. We talked all about Marvel 2-in-1 83 wherein Shaman does a Shaman, The Thing and Sasquatch have a very polite fight and Ranark does a bunch of Ravaging. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from...

Duration:00:48:38

21 Alpha Pod Flight Special 1987 Bobsy

6/12/2018
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In this episode I'm joined by Bobsy, of The Mindless Ones and The Shadow Trap, to talk about "Alpha Flight Special 1987", a bootleg comic that sort of made its way to me. We somehow get onto talking about Nu Rave, our Reptilian Overlords and The Pink Windmill. This episode is linked to Young Blood Initiative's Authentic Fake project, and artwork based on the comic discussed will be on show in London as part of it from 14th to 17th June 2018. Private View:...

Duration:01:25:28

20 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 38 Lolly Newsome

6/5/2018
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Lolly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lollymoosome Shoe Lane Comic Forum is the first Tuesday of every month, Shoe Lane Library, 5:30pm! https://londongraphicnovelnetwork.com/shoe-lane-comic-forum/ I met Lolly, librarian supreme and leader of the Shoe Lane Comic Forum, in the Barbican and it was a bit noisy but really not that bad considering. We discuss how Alpha flight #38's 3 Act Structure isn't so much a 3 Act Structure and is more of three bits of comics put next to each other, I make...

Duration:01:15:09

19 Alpha Pod Flight Issue79 Andy Conduit Turner

5/29/2018
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Andy CT joins me this time around. What you don't hear is that I toyed with the idea of trying out a new intro for this episode but 100% chickened out. We talk about this, the first time we've encountered the infamous James D Hudnall and John Calimee, I manage to forget who WALTER IS and drop some big old swears in the outro bit. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright...

Duration:01:39:01

18 Alpha Pod Flight Issue8 Rob Plass

5/16/2018
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Rob's a proper Alpha Flight fan and collector, which is always nice on a podcast about Alpha Flight. Amongst a bunch of other topics I manage to get Aurora and Snowbird's names the wrong way around AGAIN, I shoehorn some 2000AD chat in, and Rob breaks down the maths of a particularly long arm. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The...

Duration:01:00:20

17 Alpha Pod Flight Issue19 Claire Napier

5/15/2018
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This time I'm joined by Claire Napier, cartoonist and critic. We talk about wild-west timey demon fights, I once again berate Shaman for his terrible decisions, 'John Byrne' finally concatenates itself into a single word and we get the shortest, most succinct description of what happens plot-wise of any episode so far, by a long shot. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are...

Duration:01:31:43

16 Alpha Pod Flight Issue51 Sarah Harris

5/8/2018
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After a whole bunch of delays and technical mistakes on my part, the Flight is BACK and to swing it back into place I've been joined by artist and comics fan Sarah Harris. We try to decode what a specific reference to 'The Purple Generation' might actually mean, Sarah spends a solid minute listing all the comics that you could have bought instead of Alpha Flight on the month this issue came out, and Sarah tries to downplay her artistic accomplishments becasue she's like that. Alpha Pod...

Duration:01:42:38

15 Alpha Pod Flight Issue55 Jenny Robins

4/17/2018
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I sent Jenny Robins two copies of Alpha Flight to talk about, and we talked about this one, Issue 55. We talked about it for a fair while longer than I'd normally talk to someone about anything, which is why this episode is longer than they usually are. We dance around pronouns, try and make some sense of the Great Beats (yep, they turn up...again!) and I make my first attempt to sell my conspiracy theory that Neil Gaiman pilalged Alpha Flight for ideas to make The Sandman (having fact...

Duration:01:45:39

Alpha NOT Flight: Looga And Barooga reviewed by Martha Hopkins

4/11/2018
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Seriously, if you're here for chat about Alpha Flight maybe skip this episode... Once again Martha bullied me into letting her do a podcast that wasn't about Alpha Flight and I let her like some kind of chump. Here she discusses Looga And Barooga The Treasure Of Soap Island, mostly by memory which is pretty good, tbh.

Duration:00:15:47

14 Alpha Pod Flight Marvel Team Up 84 Bill Hopkins

4/11/2018
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Ever heard a parent's enthusiasm for an activity drain audibly? No? Well you're in for a treat. Bill was desperate to have another go on the podcast, and does very well until he gets bored. My daughter also pipes up to ask who Alpha Flight is. I go slowly insane. Enjoy! Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight, The Thing and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version of 'Oh Canada!' used in this podcast can be found at this...

Duration:00:32:22

13 Alpha Pod Flight Issue45 Amy Hopkins

4/6/2018
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If you like listening to a podcast that's supposed to be about Alpha Flight but instead somehow covers Magic The Gathering and adverts for sweets then BOY HOWDY you've found the right podcast. Between my desperate need to explain everything and my wife's desperate need to derail me from whatever I'm explaining this podcast is full of pauses, confusion and plenty of outrage. And yes, Amy is my wife. Or, as she describes herself at least three times during this podcast, my 'long suffering...

Duration:01:23:33

12 Alpha Pod Flight Issue33 John Bishop

3/30/2018
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Well here's an episode of Alpha Pod Flight where John Byrne didn't do the issue of Alpha Flight we're talking about. John Bishop of http://www.johnbishopillustration.com/ joins me in a pub to talk about Issue 33, where Heather Hudson gets shot out of the sky by Magneto, Lady Deathstrike stands about a bit and Wolverine tells an early part of his very convoluted back story.

Duration:00:56:15

11 Alpha Pod Flight Issue3 Dan White

3/20/2018
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WELL, this is a landmark episode, because I finally get John Byrne's biographical link to Canada correct for the FIRST TIME. This is all thanks to Dan White, aka thebeastmustdie, comic creator and podcast host. We meet in a pub which slowly gets noisier to talk about the unfortunately lacklustre Alpha Flight issue 3 whilst Dan tries to turn the conversation around to Judge Dredd, but manage to also include: - the perils of reading comics on the train when you're an adult man - ladies not...

Duration:01:00:21