Captain Canuck and friends


In my recent post of Spiderman, I commented that the superhero is a particularly American phenomenon. I was wrong. A disgruntled Canadian commented politely that there are plenty of Canadian superheroes.

Captain Canuck is one, but my favorite after a few moments of quick viewing is Major Mapleleaf–pictured here.

I apologize profusely to all spandex wearing, dashing crusaders North of the border.

Another reader tells me there are French superheroes too. Check out Superdupont. He’s a musclebound Frenchy, and if I’m not mistaken he’s actually wearing a beret. He very political and fights against all anti-French forces. Watch out Superman…

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  • Rob

    Superman would wipe the floor with Superdupont any day, with or without Kryptonite present.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13669565372315999650 Jeffrey Smith

    Just bloody amazing. He is wearing a beret. I’m speechless. Mark this on your calendar. It doesn’t happen often.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15310965192661014230 Londiniensis

    There was a “British” super-hero called Garth, who first appeared in a Daily Mirror comic strip in July 1943 and survived until 1997. (Wikipedia entry here)Garth is mentioned in the Flanders and Swann song “The Spider in the Bath”.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    Superdupont probably has superhero level garlic breath and BO. Superman doesn’t stand a chance against such fearful Gallic weapons.

  • http://thesheepfold.typepad.com/ The Sheepcat

    Heh-heh-heh.Your generous response, Father, leaves me more than re-gruntled. I can barely stop chuckling.Onward to the next bout of cross-border joshing! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00553184194930512732 Mephibosheth

    Some superheroes wear berets, others wear birettas:http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03814831624547392519 Jay Anderson

    Superdupont … surrenduring to Germans faster than a speeding bullet.

  • Nancy

    You can have Superdupont. I’ll take Asterix and Obelix anyday.

  • http://callyskitchen.blogspot.com the dúnadan

    He wasn’t exactly a superhero, although his detective powers did border on the super, but Benton Frazer from Due South is by a long distance (from east to west coast Canada)the greatest & most heroic Canadian ever!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05521207668262592414 gemoftheocean

    C’mon, Father. Google the phrase “French military victories” in quotes, then click on the first link. That ought to tell you something.


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