Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath—and the human world intends to make them regret it.
Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority—but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long.
Tropes included in Gamma Flight:
- And I Must Scream: The fate of General Fortean, since Joe Fixit snapped his neck in the Below Place in Immortal Hulk. Now he's been used by Abomination.
- American Gothic Couple: The cover for #3 shows Titania and Absorbing Man in the pose.
- At Least I Admit It: Crusher hates Len, thinking he's an arrogant jerk. Titania points out he's a jerk as well, which he cops to. He just feels he's honest about it.
- Body Horror: Stockpile's powers do not make for a pleasant sight to look at. And there's still Rick and Del's situation.
- The Bus Came Back: After his de-powering during Gerry Duggan's Indestructible Hulk, Skaar, son of the Hulk, comes back once more as a Hulk to capture Stockpile. Issue two reveals that Dr. Alba and the Abomination have also returned as his backers.
- Composite Character:
- As seen in Immortal Hulk, Doc Samson is still inside Sasquatch's body, turning it green and growing out his hair to make it more like Samson's. Hence why he's now called "Doc Sasquatch."
- Meanwhile, Rick Jones and Del Frye are still trapped in one body, although it has two heads and are having trouble adjusting.
- Foreshadowing: Partway through the first issue, the gang discuss Skaar, and how since his depowering no-one's been able to learn where he's gotten to, and no way of knowing if it even stuck (a not-unreasonable thing to worry about, given Rick Jones and Betty Ross's didn't).
- Fugitive Arc: After deciding to help the Hulk in Immortal Hulk #46, the authorities are after the team.
- Innocently Insensitive: When Doc Sasquatch talks about trying to get his real body back, he makes an unfortunate comment to Charlene:Doc Sasquatch: I don't think the others get it, but I knew you could relate to feeling trapped in a body that feels so...unnatural.Charlene: Just because my body is transgender... doesn't mean it's unnatural! It's not the same! [runs away]Doc Sasquatch: Oh.
- Jerkass Realization: Issue two has Len discuss the fact that he's a bit of an ass. His internal monologue muses on how he basically stole Bruce's powers and his girlfriend, then he's apologizing to Titania for being patronizing while also mentioning being condescending to Charlene.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Charlene's mention that none of the Gamma mutates has been permanently cured sort of lampshades Marvel's tendency of bringing them back with their mutations, one way or another.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His time being dead and used as a host for Abomination seems to have given Reginald some time to think, mainly about how he was a terrible father to his daughter.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: For all Titania insists she and Carl aren't sticking around, and that they quit being part of Gamma Flight, they've still got the outfits, and she's the one who convinces Carl into helping with Stockpile.
- Police Brutality: A bunch of police intervene in the fight between Stockpile and Flight. The first one of the scene fires a "warning shot" at Creel's head. If he hadn't been adamantium at the time... Titania responds with her usual calm.Titania: The hell was that! What, was that the warning shot? WE'RE TRYIN' TO HAVE A CONVERSATION HERE!
- The Reveal: Stockpile is General Fortean's daughter.
- Sensor Character: Rick-Del turn out to have the ability to sense where Gamma Mutates are, even when they're not on Earth.
- Sickening Sweethearts: Carl and Mary are very affectionate to each other on the first issue. She even gifts him a ring of adamantium so he can transform whenever he needs.
- Spinoff: Of Immortal Hulk.
- Spotting the Thread: Dr. McGowan takes note of things the team hears in their fight with Stockpile. Namely, that she'd escaped from a lab, someone had given her a codename, and she was expecting someone with gamma powers to come after her. Which means somebody out there is collecting mutates.
- Superhuman Transfusion: A variant; issue two reveals that Dr. Alba and Abomination are experimenting on grafting his skin to others to create gamma mutates.
- Two Girls to a Team: Of the six members, two are women (Titania and Dr. Charlene McGowan).
- Wham Shot:
- The end of issue one reveals who's hunting Gamma Mutates. It's Skaar, who seems to be bonded to the Abomination husk Fortean created.
- And in the end of issue two We see the original Abomination is back.