Alpha Flight #8: Another book by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente is going by the wayside. Alpha Flight goes out with a bang and hopefully someone will come back to the characters.
Pak and Van Lente give the book a nice ending. Almost every thread in the story is completed, but given the opportunity, they could have done a lot with these characters. I wasn't the biggest fan of the whole "Unity is space aliens" twist, but #8 delivers a good ending. Every character is given a moment to shine, considering we don't know when we will be seeing these characters again. The duo use Wolverine well, making sure that he doesn't take over the book. It's a great example of having a big character bring in readers, but still focus on what the book is all about. Hopefully Pak and Van Lente can bring these characters back in one of their other books. Or maybe a miniseries with the upcoming Avengers vs X-Men event.
Dale Eaglesham continues to deliver some of his best work. Action looks great, and the characters have a lot of expression in their face. The final page with the whole team on them will be an iconic image for fans of the team for years to come.
Alpha Flight #8 gets 4/5.