Operation Missile was published about 1968/69 by “Lonesome George” Henderson owner of Memory Lane a nostalgia shop in downtown Toronto. It is credited as the first professional comic book with original Canadian material to be created in Toronto since the demise of Bell and Anglo-American went out of business. Twenty-five year old Derek Carter wrote and drew this science fiction/war cartoon story. He had been educated at Kingston College of Art in London England where he also worked on the “Lone Ranger” series (1966 – 1967) at Halas & Batchelor Cartoon Films. After moving to Canada, he worked eleven months for Rocket Robin Hood Films “drawing futuristic gadgetry”. Henderson and Carter decided to attempt publishing a Canadian based cartoon magazine. It appears that only one issue reached distribution. The story was typical and the art competent.