The thing about Canadia, our neighbor to the North, is that it gives us many of our favorite people.  Dan Aykroyd, Wayne Gretsky, Sandra Oh, The Rock.  Even our very Major Spoilers Podcast co-host Ashley V. Robinson hails from the Great White North, which brings me to the long and rich history of Canadian superheroes.  Nelvana of the Northern Lights is a Golden Age great, while Deadpool is canonically from Regina (which rhymes with fun.)  Heck, there’s even that one guy from the X-Men, which now that I think of it will easily skew the polls, leading to today’s bilingual query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves Mister Monster, Northguard and Johnny Canuck, but really loves the man-machine known as Box, asking: Who is your favorite Canadian hero who is not Wolverine?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

5 Comments

  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Madison Jeffries, the second Box.

    Non-Alpha Flight favorite is a toss-up between Wynonna Earp and Robin Sparkles.

  2. you say nelvana of the northern lights and I will throw Nanook of the North at you…..
    you say alpha flight and I will throw Puck at you.
    We of course cannot forget the almost greatest of them all Captain Canuck…..
    but I will say one more name….. and no Canadian would argue…… Dudley Do-Right!!

  3. Roger Bachs had a lot going for him until Mignola upended the character.

    I’d say my favorite would be Puck. He has that bounce in his step and seems to rebound from every bad situation.

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