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Canadians grow their own superheroes for new anthology

J. Bone's take on Alpha Flight

J. Torres explains his newest project:

A number of my Canadian comic book pals and I grew up reading Alpha Flight, Captain Canuck, or Wolverine comics and we’ve always thought that there should be more Canadian superheroes out there. Over the years, we’d periodically get together and inevitably talk about the Canadian superheroes we’ve created (sometimes dating back to childhood) and always wanting to do “something” with them.

Well, we’re finally about to do something — something pretty big, and pretty cool. Kinda like Canada itself, eh?

That something is True Patriot, an anthology of short stories featuring homegrown Canadian superheroes, and Torres has announced a stellar roster that includes Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Ramon Perez (A Tale of Sand), Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and the team of Jack Briglio and Ron Salas. The anthology will be 100 pages, full color (or “colour,” as they say north of the border), and available in both hardcover and digital formats. Watch for the campaign to go live on IndieGoGo on Oct. 1, but in the meantime, check out Torres’ blog for some cool character designs.



I am there like Jack the bear from Delaware.

Not to be a stickler, and J.Torres is the mastermind behind this (and many other) awesome projects, but the Alpha Flight art is by J.Bone (see how he got Northstar’s costume wrong?)
Otherwise, good stuff! Thanks for pushing what’s gonna be a fantastic book :)


I always wondered – “What would a Canadian Spider-Man be like? WALKING through a blizzard is bad enough – imagine WEB-SWINGING through one.”

Mr Bone, I salute you sir.

Hey, Faustino, here’s a weather report: it snows in New York City, too.

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