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After apprehending the Hulk on behalf of General Fortean of the U.S. Hulk Operations and delivering him to the authorities, the green monster disappeared without a trace, having been confined to the covert Shadow Base Site A. Concerned by the vanishing of Bruce Banner, Avengers member and Alpha Flight commander Captain Marvel decided to form a task force headed by the depowered Walter Langkowski to locate him, this team became known as Gamma Flight, and it was initially comprised of Langkowski.[1]

Together with reporter Jackie McGee, Gamma Flight approached the Hulk when his energy signature was detected in Los Diablos Missile Base, where he was fighting the Absorbing Man, who had become possessed by the spirit of Brian Banner, who was in turn being controlled by the One Below All. Using the Absorbing Man's powers, Brian made him soak up all the gamma radiation on the site in order to open a Green Door, which sent everybody on the scene to Below-Place, the One Below All's dwelling.[2] In Below-Place, Puck convinced the Absorbing Man to use his powers to empower the Hulk with gamma radiation, resulting in him defeating the One Below All and returning everybody back to Earth. In the afthermath, Puck invted the Absorbing Man into the team. He accepted, and requested to bring his wife Titania as well.[3]

Afterward, the Hulk teamed-up with Doc Samson to investigate the now-abandoned Shadow Base Site A.[4] He left behind Samson after the base collapsed, and he was picked up by Gamma Flight when they appeared to investigate.[5] Together with Samson, Gamma Flight continued following the Hulk, arriving at the scene of a battle he had with a Shaow Base-controlled Rick Jones. The team retrieved the Gamma-Activated Tissue left behind from the battle which had been used by Shadow Base to mutate Jones.[6] The team took the tissue to the Alpha Flight Space Station, but they were raided by General Fortean shortly afterward. Using a Redeemer Armor, he teleported into the station and attacked Gamma Flight, leaving Langkowski as the only casualty. Fortean then retrieved the tissue and teleported away.[7] In retaliation for Fortean's attack, Gamma Flight tracked Fortean's translocator signal and teleported to its source, Shadow Base Site B. However, due to their use of psychics, Shadow Base was expecting their attack and surrounded them on the spot. The tables were turned when the Hulk and his allies appeared to retaliate against Fortean as well.[8] Gamma Flight teamed up with green goliath to take down Fortean,[9] resulting in the Hulk seizing command of Shadow Base. In the aftermath, Samson defected from Alpha Flight and joined the Hulk to keep an eye on him.[10]

As part of his objective to bring down the global status quo,[11] the Hulk waged war against Roxxon.[12] In retaliation, Roxxon orchestrated an attack of four giant monsters on Phoenix, Arizona.[13] When Gamma Flight noticed energy signatures of Hulks and his allies as well as the giant monsters, they flew to the city to help contain the monsters. Titania single-handedly killed the monsters codenamed Bradbury,[14] while the Absorbing Man intercepted a fight between the Hulk and Xemnu, who had arrived to contain the monsters but was secretly working with Roxxon to give the Hulk bad publicity.[15]

Following Roxxon and Xemnu's defeat, the Hulk was hailed as a national hero. He was invited to Georgeville, where the Leader manipulated Rick Jones to overcharge the Hulk with gamma radiation, making him detonate and destroy the town.[16] Gamma Flight appeared to restrain the Hulk's evident distress, since he had reverted to his more childish personality due to the Leader's scheming.[17] Following an arduous against Titania and the Absorbing Man, the Hulk was subdued by Puck using a laser gun to shoot him in the head.[18]

Under Henry Gyrich, Gamma Flight aimed to monitor Gamma Mutates. However, Hulk, was in Gamma Flight's custody, was able to escape from Alpha Flight's space station HQ right in front of Gamma Flight.[19] Gyrich scolded Gamma Flight for Hulk's escape, resulting in Gamma Flight quitting rather than work for Gyrich.[20] Later, Puck, Jackie McGee, Dr. McGowan, Rick Jones, Del Frye, and a resurrected Samson in Sasquatch's body decided to reform Gamma Flight to aid the Hulk.[21]

After picking up Absorbing Man and Titania, Gamma Flight teleported to Manhattan where the Hulk and the Harpy were battling the Avengers. Gamma Flight requested that Hulk and Harpy be placed in their custody, but Captain Marvel told them that they no longer had the authority to go after Hulk. So, Gamma Flight fought the Avengers to help Hulk and Harpy. After Harpy talked with She-Hulk who both learned that they had seen the Green Door, which allowed Gamma Mutates come back from the dead. So, She-Hulk decided to turn on her fellow Avengers and aid her cousin. Gamma Flight, She-Hulk, Harpy, and Hulk then teleported away to a warehouse in Brooklyn.[22] After Gamma Flight parted ways with Hulk, Jackie McGee chose to remain with Hulk, Betty, and She-Hulk and left the team.[23]

Due to choosing to aid Hulk instead of apprehend him, Gamma Flight became wanted by the Alpha Flight Space Program and forced to go on the run. Shortly after Samson and Absorbing Man retrieved supplies and equipment from Shadow Base Remote Facility FN34, Gamma Flight witnessed a news report of a Gamma Mutate running amuck in Austin, Texas. Deciding to help the person and ensure civilians weren't hurt, Samson, Absorbing Man, Titania, and Puck teleported to Austin. After a brief fight, Samson was able to talk down the mutate and learned that her name was Dionne but was called Stockpile by the organization she escaped from, Green Spring. Samson was then forced to stop Titania from fighting with the Austin Police Department while Puck and Absorbing Man were teleported by Dr. McGowan but was unable to teleport Stockpile as well. After that, Skaar appeared seemingly repowered to retrieve Stockpile for Green Spring.[24]

Samson tried to reason with Skaar, but Skaar attacked him, leading to fight between Skaar and Gamma Flight. Gamma Flight managed to temporarily subdue Skaar with help from Stockpile. When Dr. McGowan couldn't teleport anyone back and forth due to a lack power, Absorbing Man used his powers to turn himself into a translocator, allowing him and Puck to teleport back to Austin. By then, Skaar was fighting Gamma Flight again. When Creel fought him, he was injured by Skaar's sword. When the United States Hulkbuster Force arrived to break up the fight, Skaar focused his attention on them instead. When Gamma Flight and Stockpile tried to teleport away through Creel, the damage done to Creel by Skaar caused them seemingly disintegrate.[25]

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Weapons

Absorbing Man's Ball and Chain

Transportation

Translocator; formerly Alpha Flight Squadron Jet

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