GREAT BEASTS OF THE NORTH [THE]
Although the Cloudscape Comics Society team appear to have created their own “Great Beasts of the North” aka “Paatoqjook”, it is highly likely they got the idea from Marvel’s “Great Beasts of the North” which John Byrne first unveiled in Alpha Fight, 1-24, July 1985.
The Cloudscape “Beasts” are Tokioq, the Slaughterer; Dagoko, the She-Devourer; Sashi, the Dark Whisperer; Amarok, the Hunter; Witiko, the Cold Cannibal. They appear in the “Ikniqpalagaq” stories in both Epic Canadiana, v.1. and Epic Canadiana, v.2.
In the description cited below, they are described as inhabiting the arctic before the arrival of man, being defeated by the shamans of the “Thule” who trapped them in various charms. These charms over the millennia have been weakening and it is possible for an evil shaman like Kalatok or natural disaster to set them free,
“Great Beasts Of The North.” Writ., Bevan Thomas. Illus., Jeri Weaver. Epic Canadiana, v.1.Ed., Bevan Thomas. Cloudscape Comics Society, 2013: 130.