Continuing the ongoing discussion — are we prepared for a new age of home grown Canadian superheroes?
Certainly there are many people who feel that yes, we are.
1) Captain Canuck the recently launched animated web series is spinning off in the near future back into the medium that inspired it – namely comics.
The new series is by the updated character designer Kalman Andrasofszky and friends.
J. Torres, Jack Briglio, Tom Fowler, J. Bone and more
3) The return of Canadian Whites heroes?
It’s no secret that the publishers of the upcoming Nelvana reprint really, really, really want to do new comics featuring Nelvana of the Northern Lights. Will the Dingle family give them permission to do them or do they have to wait until 2025 when she becomes a public domain character?
Could other characters be far behind or already in the works? Is the race on to secure the licenses of whites characters such as Dizzie Don? The Penguin? Nitro? Major Domo? Iron Man? Johnny Canuck? Time will tell.
How does Mister (or Mr.) Monster fit into all of this?
4) Justice League Canada.
At New York Comic Con I was told by a DC editor not to expect this new title, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Dough Mahnke, until well into 2014… after some of the upcoming events of Forever Evil have played out in the pages of the old Justice League of America title.
6) Untapped revivals?
Maybe James Waley should revive the Northern Light? Or at least collect the old comics for the folks that haven’t seen them…
How about the Northern Guard? Or Northguard?
What about Alpha Flight? Is it time for another revival of Marvel’s erstwhile Canadian team?
The upcoming Wolverine Origin II will probably take place in Canada given it has snow, and wolves… and Wolverine.
Unfortunately the recent Indiegogo campaign raised about 10% of what they were hoping to get, at least Indiegogo allows them to keep the money they did raise.
I would expect that we’ll see more from this ambitious project going into 2014…