TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2016 – Jay Baruchel (Goon, Goon-Last of the Enforcers, This is the End, Man Seeking Woman, How to Train Your Dragon) joins the Captain Canuck team to co-write the Free Comic Book Day edition of Captain Canuck: Year One for Chapterhouse Comics with Editor in Chief and series writer Kalman Andrasofszky.
“Captain Canuck is a true Canadian icon and it is a humble honour to be involved in helping to shape the next generation of Canuck sagas for a new generation of readers and fans, as well as the die-hards that have followed Cap on his journey from the beginning”, says Baruchel. “Chapterhouse is doing very awesome stuff as they breathe new life into the world of Canadian comics. I am proud to be joining their ranks in this incredible adventure as we work hard to bring exciting stories and classic heroes to life for readers across Canada.”
Canuck creator Richard Comely thinks highly of Baruchel: “Jay is one of the most prolific, well-spoken people I’ve met in this industry – I know the Captain is in good hands!”
The first of the three part series is drawn by Canadian superstar Marcus To (The Flash, Red Robin, Joyride) and features a cover by David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight, Avengers, Ultimate X-Men). The issue also includes an 8-page backup story – Die Kitty Die: Summer Beach Party created, written and illustrated by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz of Archie Comics fame.
Captain Canuck should look familiar to the discerning fan. Yes, he’s pretty much a Canadian clone of Captain America on first glance. And why not? Canada needed its own iconic hero, and though the Captain got off to a pretty rocky start, Chapterhouse Comics found their footing and started attracting real talent to the title. Captain Canuck got so popular that they were able to reboot the character in 2013 with an animated web series, starring Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and Paul Amos (Assassin’s Creed). The comic, published by Chapterhouse Comics was released with over 80,000 copies in May of 2015.
About Chapterhouse Comics
Chapterhouse Comics, is Canada’s largest comic-book publisher with over 16 monthly titles in comic and prose format, including Captain Canuck, Northguard, Johnny Canuck, The Pitiful Human-Lizard, Spirit Leaves, The Fourth Planet, Life, Death and Sorcery and Die Kitty Die.
Free Comic Book Day is May 06 2017.