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September 06, 2003

Canadian superheroes

The Flea School for Wayward Expats features a celebrated program in Superhero Studies. A valuable resource in the field is the International Catalogue of Superheroes. Turning to the Canadian section reminded me of childhood Flea-favourite Captain Canuck. I had forgotten how fluid and powerful much of the artwork was for its time. I still think it anticipated much of work which re-invented the genre in the 1990s.

The superhero catalogue also pointed to a significant gap in my education. I had never stopped to wonder what had inspired the name of a famous Canadian animation company. Nelvana was a "beautiful, Inuit crimefighter" who merits a dissertation or two.

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Yes, that is actually Tarantula... The Flea's true apearance is scheduled for publication in the near future!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 6, 2003 12:20 PM