Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by Steven Ahola:
ALPHA FLIGHT: GUARDIAN OF CANADA
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
James MacDonald Hudson was born in London, Ontario, Canada. He is a leading petrochemical engineer and scientist for the Am-Can Corporation developing a powered exoskeleton suit. When he learns that his work will be used for American military purposes, Hudson raids his workplace, steals the prototype suit and destroys the plans. He leaves the suit to be recovered (albeit without the vital control helmet, which he built before coming to the company) and fully expects to be sued and arrested for his actions.
However, Hudson's girlfriend, Heather MacNeil, uses political connections in the Canadian government to persuade Am-Can to waive the charges against him. As a result, Department H is formed, a secret branch of the Canadian Department of National Defence, and Hudson is named as head of operations. Inspired by the debut of the Fantastic Four, James Hudson planned to create a superhero team for Canada. He started out with a prototype superhero team called the Flight which had Wolverine as one of its members.
About the Creation:
This poster was originally part of a pitch for an animated Alpha Flight TV show created early in my career. I wanted a dynamic action image mirroring the patriotism of Captain America. The character position was inspired by Superman 2 when our hero returns the flag to the White House. – Steven Ahola
About the Artist:
Steven Ahola is an accomplished animator, illustrator, writer, and director, born November, 1975 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Steven is known for his work for film and television including Beauty and the Beast, 7 Little Monsters, Babar, Cardcaptor Sakura, Corduroy, Franklin, Little Bear, Ned's Newt, Red Wall, Rescue Heroes, and Tales From the Cryptkeeper. His favorite hashtag is #thisismychildhood reflective of his passion for all things nostalgic.
Art Print Details
- Brand: Marvel, X-Men
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Guardian, Vindicator, Weapon Alpha
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Exclusive Fan Art
- Subject: Fan Art