The Press Release:
From the pages of one of Marvel’s most critically acclaimed titles comes a new series: GAMMA FLIGHT! Launching out of Al Ewing’s Eisner-nominated work on Immortal Hulk, GAMMA FLIGHT will introduce a new Marvel super team consisting of Bruce Banner’s allies, friends, and even former archenemies! Featuring artwork by Lan Medina, the new series will be co-written by Ewing and Crystal Frasier. Fraiser will make her Marvel Comics debut in June’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 and previously served as a consultant on earlier issues of Immortal Hulk. Now she teams up with Ewing to take this fascinating, hauntingly beautiful Hulk saga to the next level.
Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath—and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority—but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Go on the run with this wild gamma-fueled group in this action-packed addition to the Immortal Hulk mythos!
“GAMMA FLIGHT is an opportunity to explore some of the concepts and plant some of the seeds from IMMORTAL HULK in their own space, building off the found family that came together in those pages and putting them into action against some strange and ugly doings in the unexplored corners of the gamma world,” Ewing explained. “We’ve been ricocheting ideas off each other for a while on this one, and I suspect the result is something that’ll tickle Hulk fans old and new.”
“Working with Al last year as a consultant for Immortal Hulk was a wonderful experience,” Frasier said. “He’s smart, amazingly creative, and amazingly open to feedback. Collaborating with him to write a full series has been wonderful. It’s so easy to bounce elements back and forth to develop a good idea into a great one. And his knowledge of Hulk minutiae from the last 60 years is truly a thing to behold.”
Enter a whole new world of gamma when GAMMA FLIGHT #1 hits stands on June 23rd. For more information, visit Marvel.com (linked below).
GAMMA FLIGHT #1 (OF 5): Written by AL EWING & CRYSTAL FRASIER; Art by LAN MEDINA; Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sure sounds like an interesting series and while I didn’t keep up with “Immortal Hulk” for too long, I did like what I was reading and feel that this could be a very interesting back and forth for the fans of the Jade Giant and the rest of the cast that make up this team. Back in the day I was a regular reader of Alpha Flight which seems to have inspired this title’s name and they were a mixed bag as well. Considering that this is a mini-series that will run five issues I might just wait until it’s a collected volume for space sake. I’ve got too many loose issues around at the moment and I know some of you fellow collectors are nodding your heads in agreement with that disclosure. Of course this could change if it blows me away when I peruse the racks of my local comic book shop. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about this one. Please feel free to chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around. Thanks for reading.
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