The 7th Matrix has released their choice for their 20 best webseries of 2013 and Heroes of the North scored a nifty number 2! Alongside a glowing review, here is what they had to say about the show:
What if the characters in a superhero comic book literally came to life?
They would probably look a lot like the costumed adventurers that populate the universe of Heroes Of The North, an ambitious transmedia project that includes novels, comic books - and the crown jewel - a dynamic, action-packed web series.
Produced and set in Canada, the web series follows a group of superheroes charged by the government to keep the peace, and protect the nation from threats to security both foreign as well as domestic.
Every aspect of this project features production value that looks as if millions of dollars were attributed to the budget.
The far more impressive reality is Heroes Of The North is independently produced and financed.
This is a powerful testament to the talent, passion, and dedication of the producers, writers, cast and crew.
The plotting is another hallmark, as the ancillary media adds greater depth and complexity to the main storyline. This makes for a truly immersive entertainment experience.
If you love action, intrigue, superheroes and comic books, you will find much to love in Heroes Of The North.
As we are already hard at work on Season 2, with the first episode Jackpot: Royal Flush soon to head into sound mixing, we hope that our fans and supporters will appreciate even more the second season of the series. We are committed to pushing the limits, so here is hoping we make the list again in 2014!
First, a really cool review from the Web Series Wonders blog to start off the weekend…
Two, big news, HUGE news in fact for our little comics that could… Can’t say too much but an American publisher is gonna put our a 96 pages Omnibus of the books throughout the comic book retailers network across North America. Huge exposure for your favourite Heroes! More detail next week as the press release comes out!
Three, stuff is brewing on the toy front as well. So much is happening it is hard to keep track….
Fourth, we got to meet lots of talented young Canadian creators at the last Fan Expo and several of them will join our art team in the coming months. Special thanks to Ty Templeton and Keiren Smith for shepherding some of these encounters...
And we are starting ground work on Season 2… That’s good for a drink, no? Come on! It is Friday night! Have one for us!
And more importantly: STAY TUNED!
Koldcast scores another TKO with the web series “Heroes of the North,” chronicling the awesome adventures of a butt-kicking band of colorfully costumed Canucks – including The Canadian (Larry Vinette), Fleur-de-Lys (Edith Labelle), 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw), Nordik (supermodel Vanessa Blouin), Black Terror (John Fallon), and Canadian Shield (comic writer Michel Brouillette) – that basically comprise The Justice League of Canada. Together they face off against an equally elaborate assembly line of supervillains, mostly from the evil organization called Medusa. Extensive individual character background files, digital comic books and multi-media merchandise, including collectible figurines, augment this ambitiously designed and expertly engineered alternative universe, every bit as inventive, engaging, entertaining, complex and just plain fun as X-Men or Watchmen and even The Avengers (at least the comics version). There are episodes devoted to each hero’s unique origin story, and many feature French subtitles, adding spice to the “exotic” North of the Border flavor. The production values are simply spectacular, including the sexy costuming, credible action choreography, and budget-limited but contextually satisfying special effects. All in all, this is Geek’s Paradise Found.