Now let's look at that list, shall we?
ALPHA FLIGHT #3 (OF 8) FEAR
BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #1
MORNING GLORIES #11
I really enjoyed issue #0 and #1 of Alpha Flight, but I'm starting to have my doubts about this series. One of the things I enjoyed the most about it was the high degree of verisimilitude it has had. And for a book about Canadian superheros whose secret base in underneath Parliament Hill, that's saying something. Everything that was happening seemed like it was based in reality and it was clear a lot of research had been going into the book. However, this issue was a definite step down in that department, as it spent a lot of time on the streets of Ottawa, and sometimes I questioned whether the artist had ever seen the city or even looked at Google Street View for longer than six seconds. The skylines left a bit to be desired, especially in the area around Parliament.
The worst offense, however, was a scene that took place inside Centre Block. It was the Prime Minister scrumming in the House of Commons Foyer, but it was one of the worst depictions of the Foyer I could imagine. It had the general idea that there were arches of some type and that the walls had a general pattern of laid stone; however, the colouring was completely off, making the interior resemble a medieval castle. I was waiting to see a sconce hanging on the wall. Additionally, there was a portrait hanging on the wall, but it was clearly not a former Prime Minister (and definitely not Mackenzie King or sir Robert Bordon). Yes, I'm being a bit nitpicky, but when you're getting everything else right, such a flagrant error stands out even more. It took me right out of the story and only led me to examine other representations of Ottawa even closer.