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Appearing in "Things Aren't Always What They Seem"

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  • Colonel McMurdo (First appearance) (Death)
  • Kortgaard (First appearance) (Death)
  • Megan Masterson (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Doctor John Duncan (First appearance) (Death)
  • Greene (First appearance) (Death)


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Synopsis for "Things Aren't Always What They Seem"

Walter Langkowski and a handful of other researchers analyze a bizarre radiation pattern being picked up at an isolated research station in the snowy Rocky Mountains. Activating a modified satellite dish teleports in the unconscious body of one who appears to be Ben Grimm, The Thing. Sasquatch decides to reveal his secret identity to the other researchers in order to carry the heavy superhero into the infirmary. Not long after, a commotion draws the staff to the infirmary where they discover that the Thing has disappeared and the doctor has been immolated, with evidence of other powers used in order to escape the room. At first, they think other Fantastic Four members had come to abduct the Thing, and Walter heads out into the snow to track them. However, he realizes too late that the powers involved were all in one individual. Before he can return, a nova blast back at the lab kills the rest of his colleagues. Walter gets back to the smouldering wreckage to confront the true culprit, the one that had taken the form of the Thing to protect himself on re-entry from space, the Super-Skrull.

Appearing in "Origins of Alpha Flight: A Stranger in My Mirror"

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Synopsis for "Origins of Alpha Flight: A Stranger in My Mirror"

At thirteen, Jeanne-Marie Beaubier discovers her ability to fly during a suicide attempt jumping from the roof of her school. At first this lightens her heart, but relating the event to her headmistress only earns her punishment for blasphemy. In her mounting depression, a more rebellious and outgoing alternate personality begins to form. Five years later, when Jeanne earns a spot on the teaching staff at the school and her own bedroom, allowing her more freedom, she ends up giving up control to her other self enough for her to head out to a nightclub and afterwards uses her powers to fend off some muggers. The altercation is witnessed by passerby Wolverine, who helps her out and later over coffee offers her a chance to get a job with Dept. H.

Solicit Synopsis

Sasquatch goes it alone! You'd think that a ten-foot tall, two-ton furry behemoth with a sunny disposition could take care of himself! But that's because you haven't met our surprise super-villain... and the guest-star who isn't what he appears to be! Featuring a back-up story detailing the unknown origin of Snowbird!


  • The plot of the first story is a play on John Carpenter's The Thing.
  • Canadian Jim Scott is credited with suggesting the premise of John Byrne's John Carpenter's The Thing.
  • Sequence 2 A Stranger in My Mirror Wolverine's past with Aurora is revealed.

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