CAPTAIN CANUCK

CAPTAIN CANUCK

The name “Canuck” has a long history. Back as far as the post Confederation period editorial cartoonists began using a “Jack Canuck” or “Johnny Canuck” as a personification of Canada, usually in opposition to United States’ “Brother Johnathon” or “Uncle Sam”. With the commencement of World War Two he was transformed from editoral icon to patriotic hero in the form of “Johnny Canuck”, Johnny & Monty and “Canada Jack”. See JACK CANUCK, JOHNNY & MONTY, JOHNNY CANUCK, and CANADA JACK. Finally in the 1970’s he took on the mantle of superhero as “Captain Canuck”.

“Captain Canuck” is one of the longest lasting concepts from the Canadian graphic serial revival of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The “Captain’s’ longevity such as it is can be attributed to the determination and organizing skills of Richard Comely.

The concept was originally conceived in 1971 by Ron Leishman a Winnipeg artist. In 1972 he met Richard Comely also a Winnipeg artist and the two started developing it further.

In the summer of 1974, after some years of working on the idea. Richard and Ron came up with the character “Captain Canuck” who was the cover for Tom Evans. At first they were going to name the character “Captain Canada” but copy writ problems forced them to chose “Captain Canuck”. Ron Leichman designed the costume which was red and white like the Canadian flag and showed two Maple Leaves: one on the mask and one on the belt buckle. Later in the year Ron left for Alberta and the Arctic to work. Richard continued to work on the Captain Canuck concept.*

In July 1975, Captain Canuck issue 1 appeared. It was written and drawn by Richard Comely and was published under the company banner Comely Comix, 1854 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. Both the script and the illustration work showed Comely’s inexperience in adventure catoons.

Issues 2 and 3 were both copyrighted in 1975 but at least one must have been published in 1976. In issues 2 and 3 George Freeman appears as the illustrator of a backup story “Jonn” based on a character concept by Ron, but the story is written by Richard. Although Jean Claude St Aubin’s name did not appear in any of the issues, he had become part of the team at this time.

Between 1976 and 1979 no Captain Canuck magazines were published. In September 1976 Richard moved to Cardston Alberta accompanied by George and Jean Claude. There he operated a community weekly newspaper. After six months in Cardston the three of them moved to Calgary.

In 1979, “Captain Canuck” (“Tom Evans”) began his most active period. With new investors forming CKR Productions Ltd., 7003F 5th Street S.E., Calgary, Richard, George and Jean Claude produced issue 4 in July/August with all three involved in the main story and in a backup story explaining the origin of “Catman”, a character not related to the “Captain Canuck” stories. However, in issues 4, 5, and 6, Richard carried the main load of writing and illustrating. With issue 7, George took over illustrations and Jean Claude coloured. The Summer Special July/September 1980, paralleled issues 10 and 11.

“Captain Canuck” lived in the near future (1993) in relation to the date (1970’s) the magazine was being published. At the end issue 13, the creators shifted him to the then present day Canada (1970’s). In issue 14, March/April 1981 he began a new life in this present but it was cut short as issue 14 became the last published issue of Captain Canuck under CKR Productions which ceased publishing. George Freeman returned to Winnipeg. The writing and art work had been completed for issue 15 but it would not be published until 2004 when Richard published it independently.

Parallel to publishing the comic book Ron, George and Jean Claude were developing a comic strip version of “Captain Canuck”. On December 20 and 21, 1979, the first “Captain Canuck” comic strip “Captain Canuck: A Christmas Story” appeared in The Albertan Mirror North Side and The Albertan Mirror South Side.

In 1980, Richard, George and Jean Claude worked on three stories as promotion samples. The three are independent stories possessing no chronological order. That is they can be arranged in any sequence. “Power Play” had 4 pages composed of 18 sample days and a synopsis of the rest of the story. “City of Gold” was a six day story that did run in three newspapers. “Black Water” was a series of Sunday panels. Panel one appeared in the Captain Canuck Summer Special to promote the proposed strip.

After the demise of CKR Productions Ltd., Comely in 1982, produced and published Star Rider and the Peace Machine issues 1 and 2; July and October 1982 respectively. Then, this project ceased.

In 1985, Richard moved to Cambridge, Ontario. He worked mostly on illustrating children’s books, greeting cards and did some advertising and film work for the next eight years.

In 1993, Richard resurrected “Captain Canuck” who was now “Darren Oak” under the title Captain Canuck Reborn through a new company Semple Comics which was an imprint of Comely Communications located at 725 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Ontario. Richard named this imprint Semple Comics to honour a young man Paul Semple who was stabbed to death while attempting to help a woman and child being attacked by four thugs.* Richard did the writing and illustration himself. Along with a regular sized version of issue 0, he published a black and white mini-comic version for promotional purposes. Captain Canuck Reborn ended with issue 3 in 1996, which was composed of cartoon strips for newspaper distribution.

Starting on October 2, 1995 and lasting about 18 months into 1996, Comely launched a new “Captain Canuck” comic strip which appeared initially in 8 newspapers including, the Ottawa Citizen, the Sudbury Star, the Guelph Mercury, the Cambridge Reporter, the Northern Daily News (North Bay), the Sarnia Observer, and the Timmins Daily News : all in Ontario and the Brandon Sun in Manitoba. Apparently there was later one in P.E.I. There were not enough papers to make the project viable and so it was discontinued. The strips 128 to 344 composed issue 3 of Captain Canuck Reborn.

On October 2, 1995 Captain Canuck was commemorated by Canada Post with a postage stamp issue. Five other cartoon heroes created by Canadians were also commemorated: Fleur de Lys (partner of Northguard) by Mark Shainblum and Gabriel Morrisette, Johnny Canuck by Leo Bachle, Nelvana by Adrian Dingle and Superman conceived in part by Canadian Joe Shuster.

In 1998 Mark Shainblum and Sandy Carruthers, under license, produced a mini-comic called the New Original Captain Canuck Ashcan Special no. 1. Although it is clear that other issues were planned, this was the only issue published.

As mentioned earlier, in 2004 Richard privately published issue 15 of the CKR Productions Ltd. series.

In October of 2004, the first issue of a three part series called Captain Canuck Unholy War appeared. This time the man behind “Captain Canuck” was “David Semple” – another tribute to the Paul Semple mentioned above. The “Captain Canuck” name was licensed from Richard by Riel Langlois and Drue Langlois. The company is Comely Comics and Rev Studios, 31 Winter Bay, Brandon, Manitoba. This series was completed and no new issues appeared. .

In September/October 2006, Richard brought the original Captain Canuck (Darren Oak) back to the newsstands with issue 1 of a four part series called Captain Canuck Legacy. It is interesting that an RCMP inspector called “Tom Evans” formerly the man behind the original “Captain Canuck” also appears in this issue. Also in this new Captain Canuck Legacy the Langlois’s “West Coast Captain Canuck” (as he is called here) makes an appearance in an episode. Richard wrote and penciled the story with inking by Ron Kasman. For this project Richard has returned to using his first company Comely Comix which of course is now located at 36 Pollack Ave. in Cambridge, Ontario. After the first issue no further comic books appeared.

Also, a new limited and signed edition of Captain Canuck Legacy was published for collectors. This edition is quite distinct. This is immediately apparent comparing the two covers which share no similarities. Inside the reader sees the pencil art stage before the inks and colour were added. What follows is a written breakdown of the story on which the panels are based. There is then a brief description of the sequential art process followed on the last page by photos of the real life models used for the characters.

* “Editorial”, Comely, Richard, Captain Canuck Unholy War, no. 1, October 2004: 26.

 

MEDIUM:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover :

Book:

Front: Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck, vol. 1. Idea & Design Works Publishing, June 2009.

Front: Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck, vol. 2. Idea & Design Works Publishing, Dec. 2009.

Front: Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck: Compendium 1975 – 1981. Chapter House Comics, July 2015.

Front: Illus., Kaare Andrews. Captain Canuck: Unholy War. Chapter House Comics, 2015.

Content:

Serial:

Captain Canuck, vol. 1. Collects Captain Canuck material from the Calgary period.Idea & Design Works Publishing, June 2009.

Captain Canuck, vol. 2. Collects Captain Canuck material from the Calgary period.Idea & Design Works Publishing, Dec. 2009.

Captain Canuck: Compendium 1975 – 1981. A collection of the first 14 issues of the Captain Canuck. Chapter House Comics, July 2015.

Captain Canuck: Unholy War. ”, Writ., Riel Langlois. Illus., Drue Langlois. Col.& Let., see below Chapter House Comics, 2015.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

The Beginning: Published by Comely Comix, 1854 Portage Ave. , Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cover:

Front: Illus., Richard Comely. Captain Canuck,
l-1, July 1975. 1-2, 1975. 1-3,1975.

Content:

Serial:

“Arctic Standoff.” Car. Richard Comely: Captain Canuck, l-1, July 1975.

“The Brain Machine.” Car. Richard Comely. Col., George Freeman: Captain Canuck, 1-2, 1975: 1-14.

“The Canadian Connection.” Car. Richard Comely. Captain Canuck, 1-3,1975: 1-14.

The Calgary Years: Published by CKR Productions Ltd., 7003F 5th Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta.

Cover:

Front: Illus., unknown. Captain Canuck, 1- 4, July-Aug.1979.

Front: Illus., R. Comely. Captain Canuck, 1-5, Aug.-Sept.1979.

Front: Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck:
1-6, Oct.-Nov. 1979.

1-7, Dec.-Jan. 1979.

1-8, Feb.-Mar.1980.

1-9, Apr.-May 1980.

1-10, July-Aug. 1980.

1-11, Sept.-Oct. 1980.

1-12, Nov.-Dec. 1980.

1-13, Jan.-Feb. 1981.

1-14, Mar.-Apr.1981.

Front: Illus., G. Freeman. Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980.

Content:

Portraits:

A Portfolio of Captain Canuck portraits: Illus., Gene Day, Vern Andrusiek, Tom Grummett, & Dave Sim. Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980: 33-36.

Serial:

“Behind the Mask.” Writ..Richard Comely. Illus., George Freeman. Col., George Freeman & Jean Claude St Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1- 4, July-Aug.1979: 1-18.

“Planet Earth 1994.” Car., Richard Comely. Captain Canuck, 1-5, Aug.-Sept.1979:1-20.

“Trap of Gold: The Search.” Writ., Pen., Colo.& Let., R. Comely In. & Col., G. Freeman. Captain Canuck: 1-6, Oct.-Nov. 1979: 1-18..

“Ruse.” Writ., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman. Captain Canuck, 1-7, Dec.-Jan. 1979.: 1-18..

“Space Watch Death Watch: pt 1.” Writ. & Illus., G. Freeman. Writ. & Let., R. Comely. Col., G. Freeman & J.C. St. Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-8, Feb.-Mar.1980:1-18.

“Space Watch Death Watch: pt 2.” Writ.& Let., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman. Col., J.C. St. Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-9, Apr.-May 1980:1-18.

“Masquerade.” Writ.& Let., R. Comely. Illus., Co-colo., G. Freeman. Co-col., J.C. St. Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-10, July-Aug. 1980: 1-18.

“Chariots of Fire: ch. 1, Operation Extermination.” Writ., R. Comely. Pen., Co-in.& Col., G. Freeman. Co-in. & Colo., J.C. St Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-11, Sept.-Oct. 1980: 1-18.

“Chariots of Fire: ch. 2, Time Factor.” Co-writ., R. Comely. Co-writ., & Illus., G. Freeman. Captain Canuck, 1-12, Nov.-Dec. 1980: 1-18.

“Chariots of Fire: ch. 3, “Exiles.” Co-writ., R. Comely. Co-writ. & Illus., G. Freeman. Let., & Col., J.C. St Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-13, Jan.-Feb. 1981: 1-26.

“Fire-Fight.” Cart., G. Freeman. Let. & Colo., J.C. St Aubin. Captain Canuck, 1-14, Mar.-Apr.1981: 1-19.

Captain Canuck, 1-15, Not published. Manuscript only.

Story

‘Faith in Those Few.” Writ., Peter Dawes. Illus., G. Freeman. Colo., J.C. St. Aubin. Let., R. Comely. Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980: 4-9..

“The Money Run.” Writ. & Let., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman. Colo., J.C. St. Aubin. Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980: 16-25.

Nightmares.” Writ. & Let., R. Comely. Pen., G. Freeman. In., J.C. St Aubin, Verne Andrusiek & G. Freeman. Colo., J.C. St. Aubin & G. Freeman. Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980: 37-63.

Strip cartoon:

“Captain Canuck: A Christmas Story”, Writ., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman. The Albertan, North Side Mirror, 20 Dec.1977: 28-29.

“Captain Canuck: A Christmas Story”, Writ., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman. The Albertan, South Side Mirror, 20 Dec. 1977: 28-29.

 

The Guelph Years: Published by Semple Comics, an imprint of Comely Communications Inc., 265 Massey Rd. Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1B2.

Cover:

Front: Illus., No credit. Captain Canuck Reborn Prelude Issue, 0, Sept. 1993. Mini-comic format.

Front: Illus., R. Comely. Captain Canuck Reborn, Regular comic format.
Prelude Issue, 0, Sept. 1993. 1, Jan. 1994. 1, Jan. 1994. Collector’s Edition No. 1.

Content:

Serial:

“Captain Canuck Reborn.” No credits. Captain Canuck Reborn Prelude Issue, 0, Sept. 1993. Black & white mini-comic format.

“Captain Canuck Reborn.” Car., R.Comely. Colo., Corey Comely. Captain Canuck Reborn Prelude Issue 0, Sept. 1993. Same comic, regular size. Coloured interior.

“Captain Canuck Reborn.” Car., R. Comely. Pen. (1-21, 28-29), Leonard Kirk. Colo., R. Comely. Captain Canuck Reborn. 1-1, Jan. 1994.

“Captain Canuck Reborn.” Car. & Col., R. Comely. Pen. (1-21, 28-29), Leonard Kirk.  Captain Canuck Reborn. 1-1, Jan. 1994. Collector Edition (with cards) No.1.

The Cambridge Years: Published by Semple Comics, 725 Coronation Blvd. Cambridge, Ontario.

Cover:

Front: Illus., R. Comely. Captain Canuck Reborn, 1-2, July 1994.

Front: Illus., R. Comely. Captain Canuck Reborn, 1-3, 1996.

Content:

Serial:

“Captain Canuck Reborn.” Car., R. Comely. Pen.(2-19), Leonard Kirk. In.(2-19), Eric Theriault. Captain Canuck Reborn., 1-2, July 1994.

“Captain Canuck Reborn: Collected newspaper strips 293-304 & 311-316.” Car., R. Comely. Strips 293– 304, penciled by Sandy Carruthers. Captain Canuck Reborn, 1-3, 1996.

Mark Shainblum under license: Published by Mark Shainblum and Sandy Carruthers, Canuck Post c/o 702 Queen Mary Road, #6, Montreal, Quebec, H3W 1W8.

Cover:

Front: Illus., Dejan Ostojic. The New Original Captain Canuck Ashcan Special # 1, 1998.

Content:

Story:

“Captain Canuck: Utopia Moments, pt. 1.” Writ., Mark Shainblum. Illus., Sandy Carruthers. The New Original Captain Canuck Ashcan Special # 1, 1998. Mini-comic format. Only pt. 1 published.

A New Century – Back to Manitoba: Published by Comely Comix an imprint of Comely Productions 35 Pollock Ave. Cambridge, Ont. & Rev Studios, 31 Winter Bay, Brandon, Man.

Cover:

Front: Pen. R. Comely, In., Drue Langlois. Captain Canuck – Unholy War,1, Oct. 2004.

Front: Pen., Dave Ross. In., Drue Langlois. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, 2, Nov.2004.

Front: Illus., Kaare Andrews. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, 3, Dec.2004.

Content:

Portrait:

Illus., GEO. Captain Canuck – Unholy War,1, Oct. 2004.

Illus., Scott Dutton. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, 2, Nov.2004.

Serial:

“Heart of Gold”, Writ., Riel Langlois. Illus., Drue Langlois. Col., Greg Waller. Let., Bryan Senka. Captain Canuck – Unholy War,1, Oct. 2004.

“Misguided Angel.” Writ., R. Langlois. Illus., D. Langlois. Colo., Laurie E. Smith. Let., Blue Kang. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, 2, Nov.2004.

“If I Had a Rocket Launcher”, Writ., R. Langlois. Illus., D. Langlois. Colo., L. E. Smith. Let., B. Kang. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, 3, Dec.2004.

In Manitoba: Published by Hot Hail Comics, 31 Winter Bay, Brandon, Manitoba.

Cover:

Front: Illus., Drue Langlois. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, no. 4, Sept. 2007.

Content:

Serial:

“All Good Things”, Writ., R. Langlois. Illus., D. Langlois. Colo., L. E. Smith (1-6), Greg Waller (7-12) & D. Langlois 13-24). Let., B. Kang. Captain Canuck – Unholy War, no. 4, Sept. 2007.

A New Century – Cambridge: Published by Comely Comix an imprint of Comely Productions 35 Pollock Ave. Cambridge, Ont.

Cover:

Front: unknown. Captain Canuck: Legacy, Pt. 1 of 4, Sept./Oct. 2006.

Front: undecipherable. Captain Canuck: Legacy, Pt. 1 of 4, Sept./Oct. 2006. Special Artist’s Edition.

Content:

Story:

Captain Canuck: Legacy, pt.1 of 4, Sept./Oct. 2006.

“Premonition.” Writ., Pen., In., Colo. & Let., R. Comely. In. & Let., Ron Kasman. Colo., Jordan Comely & Shane Drever.

“West Coast Captain Canuck: If I Had a Million Dollars.” Writ., R. Langlois. Illus., D. Langlois. Colo., L. E. Smith. Let., B. Kang.

Special edition: Captain Canuck: Legacy, 1of 4 Part Series, Signed by R. Comely, dated August 2006 and numbered 656 of 1000. Sept./Oct. 2006,

No more parts for this series published .

Published by Captain Canuck Incorporated & Scarper Studios

Cover:

Captain Canuck Summer Special #1 Canada Day Edition, 2014. (Two covers.)

Front: Illus., G.Freeman.

Front: Illus., Jean Claude St. Aubin.

Content:

Story

Captain Canuck Summer Special #1 Canada Day Edition, 2014.

“Aziz & Captain Canuck in Happy Canada Day.” Writ., Paul Gardiner & Dean Henry. Illus., J. C. St. Aubin. Col., G. Freeman & L. E. Smith. Let., G. Freeman.

“True North.” Writ., R. Comely. Illus., & Let., G. Freeman. Col., G. Freeman & L. E. Smith.

 

 

The Chapter House Years – Published by Chapter House Publishing:

Under this new company “Captain Canuck” was split into 2 serials – one featuring the traditional aka “classic” Captain Canuck and the other featuring a “reinvented” Captain Canuck. The publications of this company were also characterized with multiple covers for the same issue, containing the same contents.

Cover:

 

Front: All-New Classic Captain Canuck.
0, Feb. 2016: Illus., unidentified.

1, Mar. 2016: A: Illus., George Freeman.

1, Mar. 2016: B: Illus., Mike Rooth.

2, May 2016: A: Illus., George Freeman

2, May 2016. B: Illus., Leif Glenister.

3, Oct. 2016: A: Illus., George Freeman.

3, Oct. 2016: B: Illus., Leif Glenister.

Front: Captain Canuck.
0, Free Comic Book Day Edition, May 2015 ; Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky

1, May 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky

1, May 2015: B: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

1, May 2015: C: Illus., Cameron Stewart.

1, May 2015: D: No illustration.

1, May 2015: E: (Big Comics): Illus., George Freeman.

1, May 2015: F: (EH!1): Illus., Mike Roöth.

1, May 2015: G: (East Coast Comic Expo.): Illus., unk.

1, May 2015: H: (Silver Snail.) Illus., F. & P. Alleyene .

2, June 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky

2, June 2015: B: Illus., Marcus To & Paris Alleyene.

2, June 2015: C: Illus., Cary Nord.

3, July 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky

3, July 2015: B: Illus., Leonard Kirk & Paris Alleyene.

3, July 2015: C: Illus., Marcus To & Paris Alleyene.

4, Sept. 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

4, Sept. 2015: B: Illus., Scott Hepburn & P. Alleyene.

4, Sept. 2015: C: Illus., Fiona Staples.

5, Oct. 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

5, Oct. 2015: B: Illus., Leonard Kirk & Paris Alleyene.

5, Oct. 2015: C: Illus., Karl Kerschl.

6, Dec. 2015: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

6, Dec. 2015: B: Illus., Michael Walsh.

6, Dec. 2015: C: Illus., John Gallagher.

7, Feb. 2016: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

7, Feb. 2016: B:Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky & Photo., Victor Radics

8, Mar., 2016: B: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky & Photo., Victor Radics

9, Sept. 2016: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

9, Sept. 2016: B: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky & Photo., John Bregar

10: Nov. 2016: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

11: Dec. 2016: A: Illus., Kalman Andrasofszky.

12 (3-1) May 2017: A: Illus., John Gallagher.

13 (3-2) June 2017: A: Illus., John Gallagher.

 

Front: Captain Canuck Enter Crime Stopper,

1, Jan. 2016: Illus., Tom Grummett,.

 

Content:

Serial Main feature:

“Aleph pt. 1: Black /Gold.” Car., Kalman Andrasofszky. Col., Jim Charalampiadis. Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 0/ Free Comic Book Day Edition, May 2015.

“Aleph pt. 1: Black /Gold.” Car., K. Andrasofszky. Col., Jim Charalampiadis. Let., Ed.Brisson. Captain Canuck, 1 May 2015.

“Aleph pt. 2: Down.” Car., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., 14-18, Leonard Kirk. Col., Paris Alleyne & Rosemary Cheetham. Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 2 June 2015..

“Aleph pt. 3: Magnetic North.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk. Col., Paris Alleyne. Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 3 July 2015.

“Aleph pt. 4: Whiteout.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk. Col., Paris Alleyne. Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 4 Sept. 2015.

Aleph pt. 5: UXO/MNX.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk & Adam Gorham (2,5,6,10,11) Col., Paris Alleyne & Irma Kniivila (2,5,6,10,11) Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 5 Oct. 2015..

“Aleph pt. 6: Brothers & Arms.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Pen., Leonard Kirk. In., Craig Yeung. Col., Irma Kniivila. Let., Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck, 6 Dec. 2015.

“The Gauntlet pt. 1: Equilibrium For Everyone.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk. Col., Irma Kniivila. Let., Ryan Ferrier. Captain Canuck, 7, Feb. 2016.

“The Gauntlet pt. 2: Foxhunt.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk. Col., Irma Kniivila. Let., Ryan Ferrier. Captain Canuck, 8, March 2016.

“The Gauntlet pt. 3: Red vs. Blue.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Lay., Leonard Kirk. Fin., Neil Collyer Col., Irma Kniivila. Let., Ryan Ferrier. Captain Canuck, 9, Sept. 2016.

“The Gauntlet pt. 4: Conduit.” Writ., Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Leonard Kirk. Col., Juancho. Let., Andrew Thomas. Captain Canuck, 10, November 2016.

“The Gauntlet pt. 5: No Equilibrium.” Writ., K.Andrasofszky. Lay., L. Kirk. Fin., K. Andrasofszky. Col., Marco Pagnotta. Let., Andrew Thomas. Captain Canuck, 11, December 2016.

“Agent of Pact: pt. 1: Harbinger.” Writ., K.Andrasofszky. Lay. & Fin., Leonard Kirk & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf. Col., Yinfaowai Harrison. Let., Andrew Thomas. Captain Canuck, 12 (3-1) May 2017.

“Agent of Pact: ch. 1: Blood Quantum.” Writ., K.Andrasofszky. Lay. & Fin., Leonard Kirk & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf. Col., Yinfaowai Harrison. Let., Andrew Thomas. Captain Canuck,13 (3-2) June 2017.

Serial Backup feature, classic Captain Canuck:

“Captain Canuck Case File.” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck, 0/ Free Comic Book Day Edition, May 2015. This short feature joins the current serial to the serial in the first 15 issues of Captain Canuck, re-establishes his conflict with aliens and places him in the 1980’s.

“Arctic Assault.” .” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus., Marcus To. Col., Rosemary Cheetham.
Pt. 1: Captain Canuck, 1, May 2015. Pt. 2: Captain Canuck, 2, June 2015.
“Armed & Dangerous.” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus., Scott Hepburn. Col., Irma Kniivila.
Pt. 1: Captain Canuck, 3, July 2015. Pt. 2: Captain Canuck, 4, Sept. 2015.

“Double Star Crossed pt. 1.” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus. & Col., Simon Roy. Captain Canuck, 5 Oct. 2015.

“Double Star Crossed pt. 2.” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus. Michael Walsh. Col., Matt Wilson. Captain Canuck, 6 Dec. 2015.

The traditional Captain Canuck moves from a backup serial to its own periodical All-New Classic Captain Canuck. Captain Canuck, 0, Feb. 2016 is a collection of the above three serials.

“Time Chase.” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus., George Freeman. Col., Laurie Smith. All-New Classic Captain Canuck.
Pt. 1: 1, March 2016. Pt. 2: 12 May 2016.

“Time Chase pt. 3,” Writ. & Let., Ed Brisson. Illus., George Freeman & Dave Ross. Col., Laurie Smith. All-New Classic Captain Canuck., 3, Oct. 2016..

Story:

“Captain Canuck In A Vacation Of Sorts.” Writ., Fadi Hakim. Illus., Eric Kim. Col., Adam Martin. Let., Neil Rantala. Chapter House Summer Special 2016, July 2016.

“Captain Canuck/Pitiful Human Lizard: Art of Gold.” Writ., Jason Loo & Kalman Andrasofszky. Illus., Jason Loo. Col. Assist., Rachel Richey & Meaghan Carter. Chapter House Summer Special 2016, July 2016.

Strip cartoon:

“A sneak preview [of the Captain Canuck comic strip]: Blackwater.” Writ., R. Comely. Illus., G. Freeman.Captain Canuck, First Summer Special, July-Sept. 1980: 15. Created during the Calgary years.

Miscellaneous:

“Captain Canuck Enter The Crime Stopper.” Writ., R. Comely. Pen., Tom Grummett. In., G. Freeman. Col. G. Freeman & L.E. Smith. Captain Canuck Enter Crime Stopper, 1 Mac’s, Jan. 2016. In association with Ontario Crime Stoppers Association of Ontario and Mac’s Milk.

PERIODICAL TEXT:

Cover:

Front: Illus., Richard Comely. Orion, 1-1, Summer 1981.

Front: Illus., Richard Comely. The Walrus. Feb. 2007.

DVD ANIMATION:

Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold. CC Inc./Smiley Guy Studios, 2014.

SOURCE:

Book text:

“Captain Canuck.”. Guardians of the North: The National Superhero in Canadian Comic-Book Art, Writ., John Bell Ottawa, National Archives of Canada, 1992: 25 – 29. A catalogue for the exhibit of the same name.

Semple Comics. October 2, 1995 First Day Issue of the Captain Canuck Postage Stamp. Cambridge: 2 October 1995.

Periodical text:

“Captain Canuck.” Writ., Hal Shuster. Comics Feature, 1, March 1980: 53-55.

“Captain Canuck: The Triumphant Return of the Canadian Hero.” Writ., Mark Shainblum. Orion, 1-1, Summer 1981. 8-11.

“The Captain Is Dead! Long Live The Captain.” Writ., Mark Shainblum. Orion, 1-1, Summer 1981.

Insert. Print. An update that Capt. Canuck and CKR Publications both ended the day Orion 1-1 went to press.

Interview:

Richard Comely July 16, 2007 at his home in Cambridge Ontario.

GALLERY:

The evolution of Captain Canuck.

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Illus., Richard Comely, Captain Canuck, 1, July 1975.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CAPT CANUCK, Captain Canuck, 9, AprMay 1980, fc.jpg

Illus., George Freeman. Captain Canuck, 9, April/May 1980.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CAPT CANUCK, Capt Canuck The Unholy War, 4, Sept 2007, fc.jpg

Illus., Drue Langlois. Captain Canuck: The Unholy War, 4, Sept. 2007.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CAPT CANUCK, Captain Canuck, 1, May 2015, fc.jpg

Illus., Kalman Andrasofsky. Captain Canuck, 1, May 2015.