In 1979 I found a copy of CAPTAIN CANUCK # 9 in my local drug store. I looked thru it and to be honest... I wasn't impressed and just put it back. but as i got home I began to think about the title, the character and the coolness of the book. not being able to go back to the store I had my dad call and have them put it aside for me until the next day. Once I finally sat down to read it i was blown away! This was years before the indie comic movement and for me this book seemed homemade and not following any rules... and I loved it!
Created by Richard Comely and Ron Leishman, CAPTAIN CANUCK hit the stands in Canadian stores in July of 1975 and represented the first major Canadian comic book printed since the collapse of their comic industry in the years following World War Two.
Captain Canuck was a superhero (named Tom Evans) much like Captain America and that he not only represented his country's ideals but also had very limited super powers. Published by Comely Comix, the original series lasted 15 issues (plus one special) before disappearing into comic history.
in 1993 Captain Canuck returned now being published by Semple Comics, the series
lasted four issues with the Captain once again saving his beloved Canada and the rest of the world.
Comely Comix returned in 2004 with CAPTAIN CANUCK: UNHOLY WAR! This limited series brought a fresh and incredible tale that should have put CC on a level with his American contemporaries... but it didn't.
Following a few hiccups, Captain Canuck has seemed to find his place in the world. Recently, CC had his own cartoon series (check You Tube) that gave the character a voice, a sense of humor and a presentation deserving of the man who wears his flag.
Also, Captain Canuck has returned to print via ChapterHouse Comics who are publishing two series; one current and the other featuring the classic version in new adventures.
To catch up on Captain Canuck or discover an amazing character just go to http://chapterhouse.ca/