THE WORLDâ€™S FIRST INDEPENDENT FULL COLOUR
SUPER-HERO COMIC BOOK SERIES – STARTED IN 1975!
Quick facts about Captain Canuck:
The first edition, dated July 1975, hit newsstands May 1975. To date, more than 2.3 million copies, over 24 issues have been printed since the first edition.
News media coverage of Captain Canuck has been unprecedented since the first issue. He has appeared on the covers of numerous publications including Time magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Toronto Star and The National Post and many other Canadian newspapers and periodicals.
Over the years there have been a number of licensed Captain Canuck products including T-shirts, sweat shirts, phone cards, post cards, mouse pads, iron on crests, and doodle posters.
Canada Post issued a Captain Canuck postage stamp in 1995. It quickly became one of Canada Postâ€™s best selling stamps ever.
In 1979 Captain Canuck became the first and only Canadian published super hero comic book distributed on the mass market throughout the United States.
Captain Canuck has been featured in nine different text books to date including one British and one German. Total print run for all these text books is in the hundreds of thousands.
Captain Canuck was featured in Maxim magazine (1.5 million circulation) in May 2008 as one of the super heroes to watch for as an upcoming movie sensation.
I had no idea such a comic even existed… maybe I will get into comic collecting just for this! 🙂