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Ottawa Comicon 2013

Ottawa Comicon 2013

Come and meet us at the Ottawa Comicon, May 10-12 2013 at the Ernst & Young Centre. We have several brand new things this year, including a Nordik and 8 Ball figurine, the third volume of the 80 pages Omnibus series, two brand new costumes to introduce, including a brand new Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) costume and the very first introduction of the Black Mantis Costume (Marie Ty). Both actresses will be in attendance, alongside 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw). As Stan Lee used to say: Be there or be square!
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Black Mantis Costume sneak peak

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Preparations are still underways for Season 2. Besides blowing miniatures, going to Vietnam and so on, we are also creating brand new costumes for our new villains and heroes. Here is a sneak peek at the leather pants for Black Mantis, designed by Anderson Bradshaw (8 Ball) and fabricated by the multi-talented Marie-Claude Bourbonnais (Hornet). See? We are not kidding when we say we are a small team! You can catch a glimpse of the Black Mantis costume design here:

http://heroesofthenorth.com/blog/files/Who-is-Black-Mantis.php
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Season 2 Teaser

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Last weekend we shot the first scene of Heroes of the North Season 2! You can view the results on our Facebook page. It was a cold day and a tough shoot because it was raining heavily, especially in the afternoon. But everyone involved had a lot of fun! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Black Mantis and Iron Panther's mother (Uni Park) tries ot escape a Vietcong
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Season 2 Casting begins!

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Casting has begun for Season 2 of Heroes of the North - episodes shooting will be spread out throughout the year. But we are starting this very weekend with a really fun bit of action set during the Vietnam War. Trying to escape the Viet Congs, a soldier and his pregnant wife are trying to cross the jungle in the hopes of reaching the borders of neighbouring Cambodia. We won’t tell you what happens next but let’s just say that the events of this episode will see the rise of two new villains, Black Mantis and Iron Panther, both of whom will bring many woes to 8 Ball down the road. The astute amongst you will remember Iron Panther being mentioned during the fight between Steel Tiger and 8 Ball in Episode 7… How is that for foreshadowing? We told you we had a plan all along!

In the meantime, we want to welcome the lovely Uni Park to the Heroes of the North family. She will play the mother of Black Mantis as Napalm and agent Orange will drop around her this very weekend...
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Montreal Comicon Concludes!

Montreal Comicon is over! What a rush the past three days have been! We had our biggest cast turnout yet and the fans were demanding more! We had a major blast at this year’s event. We want to thank all our fans who came by to say hi, take pictures and buy stuff! You are the reason why we make the show in the first place and your support is greatly appreciated. We also want to thank all our wonderful cast members that popped by over all the three days to meet the fans, take pictures and sign tons of things! We love working with you guys - and you remind us every time why it is so! A wonderful time was had by all! We feel sorry for those who missed it! Onward and forward! More pictures will follow in the next couple of days and a special gallery will be implemented! In the meantime, enjoy!
 Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Black Terror (John Fallon)
Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Black Terror (John Fallon).

Masquerade (Pia Metni), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Acadia (Christina Sciortino).
Masquerade (Pia Metni), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Acadia (Christina Sciortino).

Black Terror (John Fallon), The Canadian (Larry Vinette) and  Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).
Black Terror (John Fallon), The Canadian (Larry Vinette) and Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).

Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis) and  Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).
Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis) and Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).

 Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and Acadia (Christina Sciortino).
Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and Acadia (Christina Sciortino).


Masquerade (Pia Metni), Acadia (Christina Sciortino), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Dave Michaels
Masquerade (Pia Metni), Acadia (Christina Sciortino), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Dave Michaels (aka wheelchair guy aka luckiest man on Earth).
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Who is Black Mantis?

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Here is the costume design by Anderson Bradshaw for Black Mantis, a new character from the Heroes of the North universe, that will make its appearance in Season 2. She is a villain with intimates ties to Medusa and even more disturbingly, 8 Ball and the lethal Iron Panther, who will also make his ominous debut in Season 2.

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