Gamma Flight

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Gamma Flight
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance First Team:
Alpha Flight, vol. 1, #1 (August 1983)
Second Team:
Alpha Flight vol. 1 #76 (1989)
Created by John Byrne
James D. Hudnall
In-story information
Base(s) Canada
Member(s) Flight Level:
Diamond Lil
Madison Jeffries
Smart Alec
Wild Child
Premiere Canada Team:

Gamma Flight is the name of two fictional Canadian teams of superheroes in Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The first version of Gamma Flight debuted in Alpha Flight #1 and was created by John Byrne.

Fictional team biography[edit]

Flight tier level[edit]

Gamma Flight first appeared in Alpha Flight vol. 1, #1 (August 1983).

The original Gamma Flight served as the first tier in the three-tier process of becoming a member of Alpha Flight as instituted by Department H. Gamma Flight was mostly raw recruits. After a training period, theoretically they would be upgraded to Beta Flight and eventually to Alpha Flight, the premiere official superhero team of Canada. The members were Diamond Lil, Smart Alec, Wild Child, and Madison Jeffries.[1]

Many former Gamma Flight members were convinced by Jerry Jaxon and Delphine Courtney to join Omega Flight in his bid to destroy James Hudson.[2]

Canadian government sanctioned team[edit]

The Canadian government founded a new sanctioned superhero team after the disappearance of Alpha Flight. This Gamma Flight included Nemesis, Wildchild, Silver, Auric and Witchfire. With Alpha Flight implicated in various misdeeds that occurred, Gamma Flight had orders to bring them to the authorities.[3] This team was later disbanded in a merger with Department H and Alpha Flight with some members leaving.[4]

Support operation[edit]

In a revived Department H, Gamma Flight refers to support operations.[4]


  1. ^ John Byrne (a). "Tundra!" Alpha Flight v11 (August 1983), New York, New York: Marvel Comics
  2. ^ John Byrne (a). "Set-Up" Alpha Flight v111 (June 1984), New York, New York: Marvel Comics
  3. ^ James Hudnall (w), John Calimee (p), Mike Manley (i). "Bad News" Alpha Flight v176 (Early November 1989), New York, New York: Marvel Comics
  4. ^ a b Fabian Nicieza (w), Mike Bair (p), Mike Manley (i). "Building Blocks Part 4: Strength" Alpha Flight v190 (November 1990), New York, New York: Marvel Comics

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