Cover to Captain Canuck #1 (July 1975).
Art by Richard Comely.
|Publisher||I: Comely Comix/CKR|
II: Semple Comics
III: Comedy Comics/Hot Hail Comics
IV: Chapterhouse Comics
|First appearance||I: Captain Canuck #1|
(Comely Comix, July 1975)
II: Captain Canuck: Reborn #0
III: Captain Canuck: Unholy War #1 (2004)
IV: Captain Canuck 2014 Summer Special
|Created by||I: Richard Comely|
II: Richard Comely
III: Riel Langlois
IV: Richard Comely
|Alter ego||I & IV: Tom Evans|
II: Darren Oak
III: David Semple
|Team affiliations||I: CISO|
|Abilities||I: Super-strength, super-speed|
IV: Super Strength, Super Speed, Enhanced Durability, Super Suit with a variety of technical abilities
Captain Canuck is a Canadian comic book superhero. Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist/writer Richard Comely, the original Captain Canuck first appeared in Captain Canuck #1 (July 1975). The series was the first successful Canadian comic book since the collapse of the nation's comic book industry following World War II.
Three characters have worn the maple leaf costume of Captain Canuck. The first Captain Canuck patrolled Canada in the then-future year of 1993, where "Canada had become the most powerful country in the world". He was the costumed agent of the "Canadian International Security Organization" (CISO). In 1995, Captain Canuck was honored with a Canadian postage stamp, along with Superman, Johnny Canuck, Fleur de Lys and Nelvana of the Northern Lights.
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