Day 601.2 October 11th
Comic Book Review!
So something very new here on PoaA is this…a comic book review! Now I am not into the critical, rip books and stories apart to find deep and hidden meanings…I read comics for good and fun stories so I will let others go in depth while I share stuff I love! Give it a try and you might find you love it too!
Canadian Corps #1
So first up is a brand new Canadian independent comic book – Canadian Corps issue #1 from September 17 Productions. S17 is an independent comic publisher based in Manitoba, Canada, headed up by writer Andrew Lorenz. Previous to Canadian Corps he has the flagship title Legacy as well as a second book titled New Guard. He writes some fantastic stories and has collected some amazing people to work with him on all these titles! Ok on to the meat and potatoes!
|Officially released at the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo 2015! L to R - Blank sketch variant, the Kickstarter exclusive variant cover with a personal thank you note and finally the standard edition cover!|
|The original art pages for a double page spread in the first issue, featuring the whole team together!|
The characters of Canadian Corps are:
WARRANT- Ottawa-based RCMP sergeant with the power to control gravity.
SHIELDMAIDEN- Hard-working hockey mom who can turn into a powerful warrior woman, able to take on armies.
IMPACT- Spotlight-loving teen who moved to Canada to play soccer and along the way gained the ability to absorb and emit kinetic energy.
THUNDERHAWK- The winged warrior of Canada's First Nations people. He seeks to use his powers not only to defend his people but to inspire them as well.
KID MERCURY- Calgary-based speedster who gained her powers in the same incident as Impact. A pop culture and science geek, she loves being a superhero.
FLUX- A former science teacher of East Indian ethnicity, he now works in a garage as his degree was not recognized in Canada. Undeterred, he continues to use his knowledge and his ability to bend time and space for good. His love of science is only rivaled by his love of hockey.
AZURE- The latest guardian of her family's magic bracers, Azure seeks to balance her university schooling with her obligations as Chinatown's costumed champion in Vancouver.
Like I previously mentioned, the book is well written and Justin’s art makes it flow beautifully! The first issue does a nice job setting up the initial story without clogging the initial outing with a bunch of back story which adds to the ease to get into it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to issue number two as well as where the book carries on from there! A huge point for me on this book is that it is an amazingly well crafted superhero comic book AND it is an ALL AGES book! I am sure I will blog my rant on that topic down the road yet but needless to say this book is proof that they do exist!
|A full colour print made of the double page spread.|
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Canadian Corps #1 digitally on Drive Thru Comics:
|One of the stretch goals was this print, done by James Zintel! I had the rest of the books team (minus the letterer Rod) sign this at the Sask Expo!|
|All three prints hanging in my classroom at work! I also have a copy of the first issue there for students to read!|