Review: Captain Canuck, Vol. 1

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Title: Captain Canuck, Volume 1: Aleph
Author: Kalman Andrasofsky
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Chapterhouse Publishing
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Born of the true north and tested in war, Captain Canuck is thrust into battle at the head of the global crisis intervention agency called Equilibrium. He must find his way as warrior, leader, and ultimately, hero to save humanity from the machinations of Mr. Gold, Blue Fox, and the even more menacing forces that watch from the shadows. Collects issues #1-6.

Review:

Before getting this book, I had never heard of Captain Canuck. I was glad to find such a patriotic, Canadian super hero.

In general, the story was interesting. The villain created a kind of gold that invaded and controlled people. It was very hard to remove from a person, and creepy to read about. I also liked the Toronto references. One of the final issues in the volume was even set right in the heart of the city, in Nathan Phillips Square beside the famous TORONTO sign.

There were a few problems with the story. I wish there was more of an introduction to the story. I wasn’t familiar with the characters so I would have liked to get to know them before being thrown into the story. One of the characters was French, which was an awesome inclusion of another aspect of Canada. However, there was a part where she was speaking French and there was no translation. I know some French, but these French passages really slowed me down. It would be difficult for people who don’t speak French to read that part.

Overall, this was a pretty good graphic novel. It’s great for Canadian superhero fans.

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