HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?
The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man!
Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)
I can’t figure out whether Marvel takes Alpha Flight seriously and intended them getting their asses handed to them as a display of how powerful the bad guy is, or whether they’re just a really gratuitous running joke.
If you missed getting the Comics Festival comic for Free Comic Book Day, here is my 6 page Superhero Girl short. You can also get this comic as a part of the True Patriot anthology (an anthology of mostly original Canadian superhero comics by different Canadian creators) which will be for sale at TCAF next weekend. Colours for this short were done by my friend Noreen Rana.Tim gave me the idea for a “Death of Kevin” short. Aahhh I wish I had time to do more Superhero Girl comics, they’re so fun.
Check out Epic Canadiana a new anthology series from Cloudscape Comics. It’s an ebook, only $3. It re-imagines Canadian heroes from the Golden Age by a bevy of talented BC comic creators. Here’s the book’s synopsis:
Thrill to the adventures of Canada’s greatest superheroes! The patriotic Johnny Canuck! The mythic Ikniqpalagaq! The enigmatic Loon! The disturbing Ghost-Woman! The activist Jacques de Canada! The mighty Energy Trader! The dynastic Nite-Flyer and Nitro-Girl! The roguish Gin! From Nazi-ravaged Arctic to modern Montreal to post-apocalyptic Vancouver, nine diverse heroes defend the country against a multitude of foes.
Hey guys, one final plug! The Canadian superhero comics anthology I’m a part of is on its home stretch! The book has enough money that it WILL be made, but we’re just trying to squeeze in a few more pre-orders before deadline, to get closer to our funding goal. If you want to read the epic adventures of many different Canadian superheroes (including an all new Superhero Girl comic by me) please consider pre-ordering the book on Indiegogo!
DID YOU KNOW MARVEL HAS A GROUP OF CANADIAN AVENGERS???
This badass team of badass individuals is called Alpha Flight, was created in 1979, and some members still exist today.Marvel calls them “Canada’s answer to the Avengers”. Just pause for a second and read that again.
Guardian: a scientist from Winnipeg who flies and does shit with Earth’s magnetic field, wears a goddamn mAPLE LEAF on his costume
Northstar & Aurora: twins from Montreal, mutants with super-speed and light generation powers, also Aurora has multiple personality disorder
Sasquatch: basically canadian!hulk, from BC, turns into Sasquatch as result of a gamma radiation experiment
Shaman: a First Nations medicine man from Calgary
Snowbird: an Inuit demi-goddess from Yellowknife who can TRANSFORM INTO NORTHERN ANIMALS
Alpha Flight not only represented provinces AND territories, it represented the First Nations, and features characters with issues such as mental illness and dwarfism.
Plus if you’re not sold yet, Wikipedia literally, word for word, says there’s a character called fucking Major Mapleleafwho “is secretly a normal human with no superpowers who just rides a super-powered horse”. I mean WOW. Just wow.
Day 2 of Akuma/Miracusona Week 1 I missed the first day BUT I’M HERE FOR THE REST
This is Snow Drift, a Canadian superhero. When transformed she harnesses the power of the snow leopard, giving her sharper eyesight and lighter footsteps that make her harder to hear when she moves around. Her tail is actually her weapon, a whip, which can be detached from her belt. Her special ability is Flash Freeze, which makes her hand glow and instantly freeze the first thing it touches.
Her kwami, Blizz, is calm and matter-of-fact. She doesn’t give long, drawn out explanations and always prefers to get straight to the point. She eats crackers to regenerate her strength. Animal crackers are her favourite.