Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From IDW in October

Usually when I post solicitations it's to promote something I had a hand in creating; in this instance, it's something where my involvement ended with the Kickstarter project, but I think you should consider this puppy:

Nelvana of the Northern Lights—CERTIFIED COOL

Adrian Dingle (w & a & c) Nelvana of the Northern Lights returns from the lost pages of Adrian Dingle’s Triumph Comics! Nelvana was one of the world’s very first super-heroines, predating Wonder Woman by several months, and is among the ranks of the first Canadian superheroes to emerge after Canada placed an embargo on US luxury goods during WWII. First appearing in 1941, Nelvana was tasked with protecting Canada’s northern lands. Using the powers of the northern lights, Nelvana could fly at incredibly fast speeds, become invisible, and even turn into dry ice! She used her great powers to ward off Nazi invaders, shady fur traders, subterranean mammoth men, and inter-dimensional ether people.

Featuring an introduction by editors Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey, and foreword/afterword by Dr. Benjamin Woo and Michael Hirsh. HC • FC • $39.99 • 352 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-128-2

Nelvana was one of the world’s first super-heroines, predating Wonder Woman! For the first time, her complete adventures are collected in one volume!

I've already given interviews to CBC Radio & Utoday about this book and, happily, now it will be available worldwide thanks to IDW! More books celebrating the "Canadian whites" heroes will be arriving from this tome's author. I hope Dingle's other great hero the Penguin will get his due eventually!

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