Marvel’s Alpha Flight have not once, but twice, saved Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall from the clutches of evil. Marvel Comics’ used the Mall as a setting for their heroes adventures in two separate storylines.
The first was in 1985, when Alpha Flight battled Omega Flight in West Edmonton Mall. And because in 1985 Phase 3 didn’t exist yet - the main locations used in the mall were the Phase I Central Fountains and Fantasyland.
Alpha Flight returned to the mall again several years later, in a 4 part mini series entitled “Wrath of the Dream Queen”. This series featured Downtown Edmonton as a setting as well, including Jasper Avenue, Whitemud Drive, and the Telus / ATB Towers. Additionally, the Calgary Tower was also used as a location.
Wrath of the Dream Queen primarily showcased the mall via the World Waterpark, and included a full page scene where Alpha Flight’s jet crashed through the glass ceiling of the World Waterpark.
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