This 120 pages trade paperback features work by a plethora of Canadian artists, including Geof Isherwood, Zach Fischer, Gibson Quarter, André St-Amour, Daniel Wong, Danica Brine, David Therrien and many more!
Foreword by Ty Templeton.
DISCOVER how an unassuming man will become the deadly Komodo!
SEE how Pacifica will stop the cross-country mayhen unleased by Hastings & Pain!
WITNESS how Josef Mengele aka Medusa Commander has been spreading his web of mischief from World War II until today!
TAG along with Acadia on her first major mission!
EXPLORE the Legacy of the Canadian Shield!
Writer and/or artist on Spider-Man, Batman, Howard the Duck, She-Hulk and too many more to mention... Click on the picture for full bio.
For more than twenty-five years in the comics industry, Ty Templeton has contributed scripts and art to Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Mad Magazine, The Simpsons, The National Lampoon, Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, the Avengers, the Justice League and many others.
Ty has also worked as a publisher, editor, colorist, letterer, teacher, and is a lifelong reader of these things. (Don’t get him started on his stage or TV careers, or the disastrous chapter of his life playing Gumby on TV.)
His greatest creations are his four kids, and a musical single he once put out with Alan Moore on the B side.
Featuring the Art of Danica Brine, Zach Fischer, Brenda Hickey, Geof Isherwood, Hasan Khan, Bernie Mireault, Javier Martinez Oliveros, Guillermo Ortego, Arturo Palacios, Gibson Quarter, Marcus Smith, André St-Amour, David Therrien & Christopher Yao. Cover by Patrick Hénaff.
Compiles Canadian Shield One-Shot and completely new material that bridges the stories of Season One and the unfolding narrative of the Second Season.
Yann Brouillette was born in Montreal in 1981 and has loved comic books since he's a kid. Despite his parents' aversion for them, Yann and his brother sneakily exchanged tooth fairy's money for the latest issues of the X-Men... and did not believe in tooth fairies.
Since its first issue in 2010, Yann became the head-writer for the Canadian super hero comic book series Heroes of the North with the publication of the Canadian Shield issue #1, which he co-wrote with his brother. Simultaneously, Yann has written sci-fi short stories for the Zidara9 Québec anthology as well as Enfer Corps. a series of funny stories surrounding a bunch of pathetic devils for the Lanfeust Mag.
Rumor has it that Yann obtained his Masters in organic chemistry from Université de Montréal in 2005 and his Ph. D. in organic chemistry from Montpellier University in 2008. It's true.
Now a chemistry professor at Dawson College since 2009, Yann is offering a new complementary course to non-science students entitled "Comic Book Chemistry" where he uses situations depicted in graphic novels to describe basic chemistry.
In sum, he hopes you will enjoy reading Heroes of the North's comics as much as he liked writing them.
Michel Brouillette is a young stand-up comedian, actor and writer. After the completion of his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Concordia University, Michel joins the École Nationale de l’Humour, a famous Montreal comedy school. He quickly becomes known in the bar scene all over the province of Quebec.
Passionate about films, he wears the Canadian Shield superhero suit for the action-packed Canadian web series Heroes of the North. The same year, he plays a professional limbo-athlete in the web comedy series Toujours plus bas and obtains many dramatic roles in independent feature films, popular television dramas and of course, a bunch of commercials.
Creative and versatile, Michel is also a remarkable stand–up writer and scriptwriter. Fresh out of school, he rewrites and adds punch lines to the teenage super hero TV series Les Kiki Tronic (Télé Québec). He also writes the 6th and 7th season of the popular reality TV show Ma Maison RONA (TVA). His hard work and comic effectiveness brings him to become Marie-Lise Pilote’s main comedy author. He co-writes her latest stand up show “ Réconfortante” for which he was nominated for “Best writer” at “Le gala des Olivier 2013”.
His latest web serie project, La Brigadière, was also nominated at Le gala des Gémeaux for «Best web serie». Michel has signed several webisodes of the Heroes of the North saga and numerous comic books, always in collaboration with his trusty brother. In the Yann and Michel dynamic writing duo, who is the hero and who the sidekick? This you will never know...
Award-winning Canadian editor/director Christian Viel began his career at the age of 20 by writing, producing, directing and editing Lignes de Vie, an ambitious feature length police action drama. He kept himself busy by producing, directing and editing about 50 shorts films, most of them action oriented.
In 1992, he directed a ten minute demo reel for BlackWatch Communications, The Hunter which got him the nickname of Montreal’s John Woo by the press.
In 2003, he wrote, produced, directed and edited RECON 2020 an ambitious militaryscience-fiction film that follows a bunch of space marines on a suicide mission on a deserted colony. The film won numerous awards, most notably Best Sci-Fi/Action Film at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival in England in 2005 and the Best Science-Fiction Film award at the Wreck-Beach Film Festival.
The film was also an official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival as well as a special presentation at the Indie Meet Las Vegas.
Christian has since produced, directed and edited seven feature films and two webseries.
Christian is currently hard at work finishing off Heroes of the North, his latest web series.
Mireault was born in Marville, France, where both parents were stationed while working for the Canadian Forces.
In 1963, the Mireault family moved back to Canada. Raised as an Anglophone in Rawdon, Quebec, he has been an active participant in the Montreal underground comix scene, participating in the comix jams since their early inception and contributing to local zines and underground publications. At the same time he has worked in the mainstream comics industry as an artist and colourist, as well as an animator and illustrator.
Among his comics works are Dr. Robot, Mackenzie Queen, Bug-eyed Monster, The Blair Witch Chronicles, and Left Alone: The Rustin Parr Killings, Two Fisted Science: Safecracker, When is a Door? The Tragic Though Amusing History of Clay Face II, and the creator-owned comic The Jam, published on and off from 1987 by various companies including Comico, Slave Labor Graphics, Tundra Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, and Caliber Press.
Mireault also served as the artist on the story arc The Devil Within for Matt Wagner's Grendel comics in the late 1980s – notably coloured by Joe Matt. Mireault also coloured several Grendel story arcs: Warchild, Devil's Hammer, Devil in Our Midst, Devil Tracks, Devil Eyes, Devil by the Deed, The Devil's Apprentice.
As a colourist he had a long-standing collaborative relationship with Salgood Sam a.k.a. Max Douglas, a fellow Canadian artist. Together they worked on Wonder Woman Vs. the Red Menace, Muties #6: The Patriot Game, and Revolution on the Planet of the Apes.
Another long-standing collaborative relationship has been with Mike Allred, with whom he’s produced Madman Jam: The Fall of the House of Escher, Creatures of the Id, and The Everyman. And Mireault’s character Dr. Robot first appeared as a back-up in the back of Mike Allred’s Madman.
Mireault also has a part-time band called Bug-Eyed Monster, for which he writes the occasional song.
Fascinated by science fiction and comic books since a very young age, Jean Marquis turned his passion into a dream job by opening his own shop of American comic books… Over the years and at the whim of meetings, the small Bookstore expanded by bringing in European and Quebec titles and producing its own annual publication: La boîte à B.D. The Comic Book. This experience gave him the taste to go further with a few collaborations with illustrators including Pierre et la Pierre with David Therrien, The Briefcase with Laurent Castile and a short story of Heroes of the North with André St-Amour.
It is an eclectic mix of newbies and veterans for this book but they still do pack quite a punch!
The Brouillette brothers have almost single-handedly built the backbone of the Heroes of the North Universe, and they are refining the work they have begun with the stories of Compendium here.
Jean Marquis is a new addition to the roster and he contributes a New Felquistes story that will have long term ramifications, while bringing back to memory one of the few ever produced Canadian sports car, the Manic GT. He is perhaps a newbie in the HOTN universe but he is not a fresh face when it comes to comic books. He owns la Boite à BD in Laval, a comic book shop and he is also the writer of several stories published both in North America and in Europe, including his own series, Pierre et la Pierre.
Our other guest writer is Bernie Mireault, whose work has graced the pages of several comic book publishers over the years, including DC Comics, who has enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with Mike Allred and is one of Neil Gaiman's favourite creators. Bernie delivers a HOTN tale that stands out from the usual in CRASH.
Christian Viel contributes comic book stories for the first time, even though he is one of the creators of the HOTN universe. He enjoyed the process - time will tell if he'll do more.