By RazzaTazz 13 Comments
Think of the most famous Canadian superhero and who comes to mind? Some will argue against the fact that Wolverine is a Canadian hero and thus who does that leave us with? Alpha Flight? In fact not, as I mentioned a long time ago, we do have Captain Canuck, the Canadian version of Captain America with a better name. The problem with such a character is both from a design and business perspective. The character himself is thoroughly based in the 1970s silver age, and today's more realistic approach to comics does not work hand in hand with that very well. Additionally there is the usual problem of any Canadian entity trying to compete against the rest of the North American market - that there is just not enough of a fanbase to support the character.
The recent news with the character is potentially more promising though, as have other comic creators before, the character of Captain Canuck will be taken to the internet (on Canada Day no less) in an animated series. Perhaps this finally gives the character a chance to be known in the medium after being ignored for so long (the new design might help too.)