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LEGACIES PRE-ORDER

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Our 120 pages trade paperback featuring never before seen stories that make the bridge between Season One and Two is coming out in June! Featuring stories by Yann & Michel Brouillette, Jean Marquis and Christian Viel, with art by a slew of Canadian talents including Andre St-Amour, Gibson Quarter, Zach Fischer, Geof Isherwood and many more! Cover by Patrick Hénaff with a foreword by Ty Templeton.

Pre-orders are now open for the book. We are only printing the orders received through our store, distributors and retailers so don't miss it!

RETAILERS: click here to preorder and benefit from our volume discount.
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Yukon Jack is coming soon!

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Coming soon is our first Yukon Jack story written by Mike Gagnon and illustrated by Andre St-Amour! This story will be found in the New Beginnings Trade Paperback as well as in the Mini Comics section of the MEMBERS portion of the site.

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Terra Nova and Islander sneak peek

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Here is two sneak peeks at the upcoming comic book heroes: Terra Nova by Brad Coffey and The Islander by Gibson Quarter.
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COMPENDIUM READY TO SHIP

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Our first graphic novel, the humongous 260 pages Compendium, which compiles all of the three Omnibus and the now out of print Crimson Dark Origins tale is now ready to ship! This one will be available through amazon.com as well as your neighborhood retailers through Diamond Distribution and of course, our website. We are only printing the quantities ordered on these three outlets so if you want one, the moment is now!
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KOMODO PROMO

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A whole new set of villains are coming for Season 2 and Komodo is the new kid on the block! From a story by Yann Brouillette illustrated and coloured by Zach Fischer, this story will introduce you to Kevin Konovo, an herpetologist working for the Transport Ministry in Quebec who has some run-ins with the Montreal mafia while working on the Turcot exchange demolition. The story will be available as a webcomics in our COMICS section as well as to buy in our STORE as a digital download. Don't miss this new chapter in the saga of your favourite Canadian superheroes!

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Samedi de la BD Gratuite

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This year we are contributing a cover featuring Fleur-de-Lys and drawn by Brad Coffey as well as a little seen 2 pages Fleur-de-Lys story by Yann Brouillette and Andre St-Amour. Additionally, writer/actor Yann Brouillette and actress Christina Sciortino (Acadia) will be there for the day and available to autograph your copies!


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A DAY IN THE LIFE MINI-COMIC


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Illustrated by PEI artist Brenda Hickey from a script by Yann Brouillette, this very quirky and funny story called A Day in the Life is now up in the members mini-comics section. Enjoy!
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New Comic on Monday

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On Monday, March 24th, a new comic book, featuring one of our female superheroes, Acadia and titled: You can run but I can hide, will be online. Written by Yann Brouillette and illustrated by Christopher Yao, with colours by Aljosa Tomic.

This story is particular as it was designed to be read from top to bottom and that ill reflected in the comic book reader interface as well. We hope you will enjoy the experience!

The comic book will be found in the new MISSIONS tab in the
COMICS section of the website and will be readable through our COMIX pass and as usual, it will be free for all the other levels of membership. The story will also be available in our store as a digital download.

Speaking of Members, this Saturday there will also be a mini-comics available in the members section titled A DAY IN THE LIFE. Written by Yann Brouillette and illustrated by Prince Edward Island artist Brenda Hickey, the story is quite a hoot!

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LONG OVERDUE UPDATE

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Hey everyone!

Long time no talk!

We have been incredibly busy behind the scenes trying to overcome several challenges on many fronts. It has been a while since we put out one of those “keeping you up to date” posts but here it is:

PRODUCTION: Completing the financing for the show for one has proven to be much harder than anticipated. Location hunting - especially finding a suitable studio at a price we can afford - has also proved to be much more difficult and it is causing delays in production of the minisodes. We are trying to iron out the issues and we hope to resume a stable release of episodes soon. We will make it up to you by producing two more minisodes, one involving 8 Ball and a mysterious new character as well as TERRA NOVA episode. Meanwhile everyone is hard at work prepping for the moment they will called...
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EVENTS: We will be attending Free Comic Book Day at Fantasy Realm in Cornwall, Ontario and at La Boîte à BD de Laval this year. The event is on Saturday, May 3rd this year. We also contribute a cover for la Boîte à BD Free Comic Book Day special edition comic featuring Johnny Comix, of course, but also our very own Fleur-de-Lys, illustrated by Brad Coffey. We will also be attending the Ottawa Comicon and the Moncton Comicon this spring.

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PROMOTION: The
Nordik figurine is now on sale at 50% off! Get one while supplies last! It also helps us fund the show so everybody wins! MEMBERS get an even better deal in the SPECIAL OFFERS section.

COMICS: Our
LEGACIES trade paperback is now available for preorder - it will be available for the Free Comic Book Day.

ROKU: Roku owners rejoice! Your favourite web series will soon be available on the ROKU network! Keep your eyes peeled for updates!
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MEMBERS UPDATES:

- The second part of the Nano serial is now available in the
MINI-COMICS section;

- A whole lot of new offers have been added to the
SPECIAL OFFERS section. Even if you are not interested in the offers themselves, it is worth a visit because you will find some casting news and interesting tidbits of info there. Take our word for it, you will not regret it!;

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GOLD MEMBERS will get to see more pictures of the progress on the Crimson figurine with members exclusive photos in the SHOOTING LOG.


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NANO NEXT INSTALLMENT

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NEW BEGINNINGS COVER BY CHRISTOPHER YAO

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BLACK TERROR BY DONALD CARON

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NANO COMIC SERIAL COMING SOON

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New mini-comic in Members section

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A new mini-comic called Fertile Ground featuring the fiery Saskana and illustrated by Andre St-Amour is now available in the Members section.
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New Beginnings Trade Paperback Cover Work in Progress

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Here is the inked version of the cover of our third trade paperback, coming out this summer, called New Beginnings. The cover is illustrated by Christopher Yao, who designed most of the Season 2 costumes. This trade will feature stories about all the new characters we created for Season 2. We can’t wait to see it in full colours. Can you?
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THE RESCUE NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON THE SITE

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THE RESCUE, a 24 pages story by Yann & Michel Brouillette, with art by Olivier Raymond, is now available to read for free online. This story follows the events of EPISODE 20 and brings everything to a shocking conclusion that will shock the Heroes of the North to their very core! If you have not read it already, the time is now before the second Season starts!
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HEROES OF THE NORTH COMPENDIUM TRADE PAPERBACK

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What is Compendium? It is the first compilation of all the comics of Season One in one swell 260 pages book! The book will come out at the end of January 2014 and will retail for $39.99.

Here is the catch: We are only printing the quantities PRE-ORDERED. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. The book contains ALL THE STORIES ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE THREE OMNIBUS, so if you already have those, no need to buy this one, hence the limited print run. You can already pre-order it on
Amazon.com, which allows you to save a lot, or you can get it straight from out store as well or through your comic book store in March.
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PACIFICA ROAD TRIP NOW AVAILABLE!

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Pacifica - Road Trip by Yann & Michel Brouillette. Art by Andre St-Amour. Cover by Michael Dooney.

This 22 pages story tells the tale of Hastings & Pain, two drugged out psychopaths set on a cross-Canadian rampage. Having tricked Pacifica, she is now on their tail to make them pay for their crimes.

This comic is currently available as a
digital download in our web store or in the Members section of the site.
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BLACK TERROR WORK IN PROGRESS

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Work in progress by Donald Caron for an upcoming Black Terror illustration.
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SASKANA

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It is not because we have not yet released Legacies that we are not working on the second volume of 2014, NEW BEGINNINGS! We have already started making stories for the second trade of 2014, which will feature mainly stories presenting our brand new superheroes and villains of Season 2, such as Saskana above, illustrated by Andre St-Amour. We cannot wait for you guys to discover what we have in store for you all in 2014!
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GENERATIONS SNEAK PEAK

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Nordik might be dead but that will not stop us from exploring parts of past. Expect several Nordik stories in our upcoming trade paperback, LEGACIES. The sample art above by Geof Isherwood comes from a tale called Generations, which follows Nordik’s lineage, all the way from her grandmother to today, with a truckload of mind boggling revelations along the way! This trade paperback will serve as a bridge between Season 1 and 2, with several stories setting the stage for things to come! A must get for all Heroes of the North fans!



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Donald Caron Sneak Peek

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Here is a sketch for an upcoming Black Terror illustration by Donald Caron. This illustration will also be part of an upcoming book we plan on releasing in the Spring of 2014 called Heroes of the North: The Art of Donald Caron.
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Bernie Mireault's sneak peak!

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We love Montrealer Bernie Mireault’s work (creator of The Jam) here at HOTN Central and we are proud to say that he is contributing a story in his inimitable style for the upcoming Legacies Trade Paperback.

Here is a sneak peak from the 8 pages story featuring 8 Ball and Black Terror in a quite awkward moment… These little slices of life that Bernie captures so perfectly are what make his stories so intensely appealing.
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Polar Opposites - Rough Layouts

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This is already spectacular and it is only rough layouts!!! This sample is from a story called Polar Opposites, featuring Nordik and illustrated by the talented Daniel Wong. It is a six pages story that will present us with new Heroes for Season 2 and will be available only in the TRADE PAPERBACK coming out this fall. We really can’t wait until you guys and gals see all that we have in store for you!
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Trade Paperback in the fall

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Here is a sample from a story called MK-ULTRA featuring Medusa Commander aka Doctor Mengele. Artwork by Hasan Khan and colours by Aljoša Tomić. It will be a part of the MANY bonus stories which will make up the first Heroes of the North TRADE PAPERBACK to be released sometime during the fall. This monster will clock in at 440 pages of comic book goodness! Definitively not a book to be missed!
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VODA by Geof Isherwood

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This is the first glimpse of Voda, our New Manitoban superhero, drawn by Geof Isherwood! Voda is one of the new characters that will be introduced in Season 2. An origin story detailing how she came to get involved with the WDO, what are her powers and so on, will be found in the trade paperback that will be out later this year and will set the stage for her implication in the Heroes of the North Universe.

As usual, the illustration is available in our store.

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PACIFICA: ROAD TRIP

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We do not usually promote every single story we make but we like this one and it has been a long time coming. Plus, besides being another fun one from the terrible brothers duo of Yann & Michel Brouillette, it also features the dynamic artwork of Gatineau based artist Andre St-Amour! This 20 pages masterpiece will be part of the 440 pages Heroes of the North trade paperback coming out this fall. It will be the only way to read this story - and you do not want to miss it!!! Hastings & Pain, two Vancouver based superpowered junkies, cause mayhem all across Canada and Pacifica struggles to keep them in check. Even The Canadian himself has to pitch in to help put things on the right track! Yet another Heroes of the North classic tale in the making!

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Crimson: Dark Origins comic book near sold out


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Our most critically acclaimed comic book, Crimson: Dark Origins is nearly sold-out - in fact, there is only 4 copies available. If you ever wanted to get your hands on it, the moment is NOW!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

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We will be attending the Free Comic Book day at La Boîte à BD in Laval this year. They have a great initiative where they give, alongside the already free comics, a black and white comic that they get made themselves by asking various indie creators to contribute a few pages. Heroes of the North contributed to the initiative with a 2 pages Nordik story by Yann Brouillette & Christopher Yao. The comic is being handed out alongside the other comics from Free Comic book day! Looking forward to meet everyone and spend a good day filled with fun, comics, fans and friends!
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NEW COMIC: BREAK AND RUN

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It has been a while but there is a brand new comic now available, both in the EPISODES section (as part of the 8 BALL: ORIGINS menu selection) and in the COMICS section, under the story’s name, 8 BALL - BREAK AND RUN. Illustrated by Deveo studios from a story by Yann Brouillette, the story follows Tony Falcon, while on official vacation from his section 8 training, spending his days playing pool in a small bar in Sudbury, Ontario. Troubling events will lead him to get involved in the local politics and he will get his first taste of vigilantism…

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Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2013

On behalf of the whole team, including our cast and crew, artists and so on, we want to wish you merry holidays and a very happy year 2013!

2012 has been quite chaotic for us here at HOTN Central but we are slowly catching up with all the loose ends and everything should settle itself in the early months of 2013. WE want to thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm and we look forward to see you again next year, wether it is online or on the road at a convention!

In the meantime, here is a little gift for you, a short story written by Yann Brouillette,penciled by Gibson Quarter, inked by Guillermo Ortego and coloured by Keiren Smith. Enjoy!

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CODA Sneak Peek: Don’t let it fly

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Trouble is brewing in Montreal as Fleur-de-Lys fights Miss Canada right in the terminal!

Here is yet another sneak peek at the upcoming artwork for the last Heroes of the North Omnibus, CODA, coming out in December. In this story by Yann Brouillette, gorgeously penciled and inked by Patrick Hénaff, Fleur-de-Lys meets her match while trying to prevent a potential terrorist attack… At least, it is the official plot line. Since the story is told backwards, you will not find out until the end what it is all about… Prepare to be shocked...
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The Canadian - Time Out

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This spectacular page comes from the pencils of Gibson Quarter and the inks of Guillermo Ortego. It features The Canadian trying to defuse what appears to be a bomb, from a story by Yann Brouillette called fittingly enough Time Out! This is one of the many stories that will be found in our last 80 pages omnibus, Coda, which will come out some time in December. It can also be pre-ordered right now form our store. The last omnibus will contain fifty-six pages of previously unseen materials, as well as the 24 pages Season Finale comic.
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Madame Doom No Son of Mine Sneak peek

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Geof Isherwood surpassed himself with his inks in one of the most bizarre story yet from Heroes of the North. No Son of Mine relates the trials and tribulations of Madame Doom, who expresses the desire to have an heir for her empire. She asks Medusa Commander to provide her with a test tube baby but the results fall short of her high expectations… This twelve page story by Yann Brouillette will be found in the third and last Omnibus of Seasone One, CODA, which is currently in solicitation through Diamond Distribution at your friendly local comic book store or can be pre-ordered straight from us in our store.
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Comics Sneak peek

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Several books in production at the moment, including a Canadian story by Gibson Quarter and Gillermo Ortego (above), a Madame Doom story by Geof Isherwood…MD pg 05
A Crimson story by Chrisopher Yao…

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And yet another Isherwood masterpiece featuring 8 Ball. All these and more in the last of Season One Omnibus, Heroes of the North Coda!

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Nordik by Donald Caron

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CATCHING A COLD SNEAK PEEK

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Here is another sneak peek from a short story - Catching a Cold - that will appear in the third Omnibus:Coda. It is a sweet Nordik tale illustrated by Christopher Yao. Written, as usual, by Yann Brouillette.
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The Canadian comic by guest writer Ty Templeton

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It is here! Lots of first on this one: The first full on Canadian story by our first guest writer, the legendary Ty Templeton! And a first on the art as well since Daniel Wong contributes his first Heroes of the North story as well! Colours by Aljosa Tomic and lettering by Zen. Do not miss this exciting Canadian story!

Only one story to go to wrap up our comic slate for Season One!
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Coda Sneak peek

blogEntryTopperWith the imminent release of our second Omnibus this September, it feels kind of weird to talk about the third Omnibus, Coda, already. But that one will be out later this fall, in December to be exact, so we are already hard at work on it. Featuring the stunning cover by Donald Caron as chosen by our Facebook fans - it will feature the 24 pages Season Finale by Olivier Raymond and Kellam Templeton, and written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, as well as 56 pages of NEVER BEFORE SEEN MATERIAL. That’s right - the bulk of the comic wll be brand new stories that will not be available online. So far we can tell you that the book will be featuring work by Gibson Quarter & Guillermo Ortego, who gave us the kinetic madness of the Black Terror/8 Ball team-up - you can see a sample of Gibson’s pencils above, new comer to the Heroes of the North fold Christopher Yao, who illustrates a sweet Nordik tale, Geof Isherwood who pencils a New Felquistes Halloween tale created by guest writer Jean-Dominique Leduc. There will also be a Madame Doom tale which will prepare you for events of Season 2 and introduce a new villain to the Heroes of the North universe as well as a Medusa Commander tale and much more! So keep an eye out for Heroes of the North: CODA this November!
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Help us pick a cover!

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We are trying to decide on which cover to use for the third and last Omnibus of Season One. Help us decide and vote either on Facebook or in the comments below.
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Season Finale Sneak Peak - in colours!

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8 Ball and Black Terror are at it again in the last comic book of Season One currently called Season Finale, appropriately (but boringly) enough! We cannot tell you much to not ruin your pleasure but this amazing 24 pages story is brought to you by the pens of Yann & Michel Brouillette, the pencils of Olivier Raymond, the inks of Kellam Templeton and the colours of Aljoša Tomić!

The events depicted in this book will dramatically alter the Heroes of the North Universe and set the stage for Season 2...
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Black Terror by Zach Fischer - in Colour!

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Zach Fischer recently completed work on a twelve pages story that will be included in the next Heroes of the North Omnibus, coming out this September, as part of the exclusive, print only stories of that book.

He also offered us this illustration of the main hero of the piece. Enjoy!
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Black Terror by Zach Fischer


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Zach Fischer recently completed a really entertaining Black Terror story for us which will appear exclusively in the next Omnibus coming out this September from Ardenn Entertainment. And he is currently working on a Black Terror illustration (above). While still a work in progress, you can definitely see it will be a killer piece!
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Acadia Comic is out!

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The Acadia comic is out! It is a nice little story about second chances, growing to be the person you want to be, and how fate sometimes changes our path. The story also features Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and introduces a new CDO character, Donovan Eastman. Written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, gorgeously illustrated by Geof Isherwood, coloured and lettered by Keiren Smith, with a cover by Ty Templeton! What more to ask? We hope you enjoy reading the story - and as usual, do not hesitate to rate or comment. This book will be part of our second magnum opus, the Heroes of the North: Missions omnibus which comes out in September 2012.

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Season Finale Sneak Peek: The fate of the Canadian

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You know we love our sneak peeks here at HOTN Central! And this one is pretty cool because it heralds the end of our comic book run for Season One. Currently titled Season Finale, it is just that: a story that wraps up most of the events of Season One in a 24 pages colour extravaganza penned by Yann & Michel Brouillette, penciled by Olivier Raymond (Fleur-de-Lys: Blooming), inked by Kellam Templeton and coloured by Aljoša Tomić. We can’t tell you much more than that because the story deals with so many aspects of the storyline of the first Season and we do not want to spoil your fun. But we can tell you this much: it is action packed, possibly the most action packed Heroes of the North comic yet! It will set the stage for Season 2. And it will feature most of our main villains and characters. And it is just so cool, we can’t wait for you guys to read it! Winking While it should be available by August online, it will be also part of the third and last 80 pages Season One Heroes of the North omnibus, which should be out in November 2012 in your favourite comic book stores.
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Our (first) most important post of the year


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This is the wraparound cover for the second Omnibus, by Geof Isherwood.

The Heroes of the North 80 pages behemoth, Omnibus volume 2, will hit the comic book stores everywhere in North America this fall - September to be precise. Yet, you should nag your favourite friendly comic book store this month (July) about it. Or, alternatively, if you live abroad or do not have a comic book store nearby, you can also pre-order it from our online store.

Why now? What is the rush?, do you ask? Because the way it works is as follows: The book is currently being solicited now in comic book stores all across America in a magazine/catalog called Previews and published by Diamond Comics - which is pretty much the sole distributor of comics in North America for the retailers.

Retailers ie your favourite comic book store, must collect their orders during that month and submit them at the end of it to Diamond, who will in turn, inform the publishers of the minimum amount of copies the publisher needs to make to fulfill the demand, in order for everyone to minimize their risks, especially on lesser known titles like ours.

Now here is the rub: comics are a tough business these days and most retailers are pretty conservative. They usually stick to what they know and that is why they are still in business. They do not want to get stuck with stuff that does not sell and so on. And no one can blame them for that. But if their clients ask for it, they will order it. Maybe a few more, because there is a demand. And that is good for us and the show, for many reasons. Keep reading to find out why...

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The cover of the first Heroes of the North Omnibus, released in February 2012.

For the first Omnibus, the book was under ordered by a lot of retailers - most stores had ran out of the books three weeks after its release! - and they had to order more the next month. Thankfully we over printed a bit for conventions and so on - and we were (barely) able to meet up the demand. Whatever we had left for conventions has been selling like hot cakes with the end result that we have almost none left! If you want to get your hands on it, you can always visit our store or perhaps we will have some at the next convention, but that is the extent of it: a few dozens left.


Now you may be thinking that we are making lots of money going through Diamond , with its extended distribution market that is so much wider than anything we could humanely cover on our own, but the truth is we are not: once you factor in the printing fees, Diamond’s own, huge distributor’s cut (60%!), our publisher’s share and other expenses like the fees of the artists and other contributors themselves, not to mention the cost of shipping at almost every steps, there is really not that much left, quite frankly. Not enough for a profit.

But going through Diamond allows us to get the book far and wide and spread the news of the shows to people we could never afford to reach otherwise. And that is why we do it and it is also why we ask you to order it from your retailers instead of through us, even though we technically lose money when you do it at this point.

As the books get more popular, get great reviews and so on, the show also gets more known and it helps on many fronts - people end up buying merchandise that is not available anywhere but in our store, they talk about the show to their friends and neighbours, they buy the next comic and so on… Allowing us to continue our growth.

And who knows, one day we might reach the critical mass in comics sales to an extent sufficient to make us a decent profit once all the people in the chain have taken their fees and all expenses are paid. We are not there yet but we are not that far off either. And with your help, we can definitely get there.

We want to do more comics and we want to keep going with the show. It is difficult but also a lot of fun and very rewarding on so many levels.

So, what can you expect in this new book, besides comics that are already on the site? As it turns out, a lot! In the first book, we only had one extra stories that appeared nowhere else. We have several more for this book. Here is a run down:

The book will feature five of the 12 pages book currently (or soon to be!) available on the site. They are:

- Nordik and 8 Ball Team-up: Chilling me softly, written by Yann Brouillette, with art by David J. Cutler, colours and lettering by Keiren Smith.

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- 8 Ball and Black Terror team-up: The Bang Bang Theory, written by Yann Brouillette, with art by Gibson Quarter (with some inks by Guillermo Ortego), colours and lettering by Keiren Smith.

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- The Archie style hilarious romp called Zombots being schooled, written by Yann Brouillette, with art and colours by Dan Parent and lettering by Zen.

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- The tragedy packed Acadia: Pretty Clear, written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, with stunning art by Geof Isherwood, and colours and lettering by Keiren Smith.

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And, last but not least, a superb story of the Canadian written by Canadian comic legend Ty Templeton, definitely the man for the job, illustrated by Daniel Wong. Those five 12 pages stories make up some two-third of the book’s sixty pages. There is twenty more to go. Here is the line up for those:

- A 12 pages, psychedelic and bat shit insane crazy Black Terror story called The Dark Alley, written by Yann Brouillette, illustrated by Zach Fisher, coloured by Aljoša Tomić and lettered by Zen. What happens in this one is so insane, we would not know where to start if we tried to explain it. So we won’t. An image should suffice:

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- There is a fun little mystery three pages story called Blood Bath, featuring 8 Ball and Alpha Q, written by Yann Brouillette, illustrated by Geof Isherwood, coloured by Aljoša Tomić and lettered by Zen.

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- A short but gorgeous Pacifica story called ASAP written by Yann Brouillette, with art by David Cutler, coloured by Aljoša Tomić and lettered by Zen.

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- and we round up the book with a New Felquistes Halloween tale called October Crisis, written by Jean-Dominic Leduc and illustrated by Geof Isherwood.

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With this line-up, we managed to feature every single characters featured on the gorgeous cover above, illustrated by Geof Isherwood. Every single one of our Heroes, and indirectly, our current main villains, made it in this 80 pages collection!

And you get all that Canadian superhero madness for six bucks! Canadian! We are not kidding, folks! As a reviewer said (about the first book): “Heroes of the North is the best bang for your buck right now in the comic book world!”. We may be biased, but we strongly agree with that! And we are bold enough to think we even topped it for the encore!


So spread the word! Like this post, tweet it, google plus it, whatever you need to do to let it be known that the time to get the book is NOW! And order it now yourselves, regardless of the way you choose to do so!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. And we look forward to entertain you with the book this fall!

The Heroes of the North Team


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ARDENN ENTERTAINMENT SEPTEMBER RELEASES

Here it is! The time has come to pre-order the second volume of the Heroes of the North Omnibus compilation, which will come out this September! Featuring scripts by Yann and Michel Brouillette, as well as a guest scripts by Ty Templeton and Jean-Dominic Leduc, this eclectic entry called HEROES OF THE NORTH: MISSIONS features the artistic talents of Geof Isherwood, Dan Parent, David Cutler, Gibson Quarter, Zach Fisher, Guillermo Ortego, Daniel Wong, Keiren Smith, Aljoša Tomić, and Zen.

Featuring the stories available in the comic book section of the site, it also features several new stories not available anywhere else, including a story with the New Felquists, Pacifica, Alpha Q and 8 Ball, as well as a trippy Black Terror tale.

Here is the description synopsis:

Nordik and 8 Ball team up to elucidate cold blooded murders.  8 Ball and Black Terror bring down a counterfeiters ring.  The Canadian, Fleur-de-Lys and Nordik thwart a zombots attack in Riverdale, Toronto. A CDO agent discovers what it means to be The Canadian. A young orphan becomes Acadia.  All that and more in this 80 pages follow-up to the Heroes of the North: Dark Origins!

Order it now from your favourite comic book shop if you do not want to miss it!!!



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Heroes of the North, Archie style...

Our latest comic, a fun romp featuring Nordik, Fleur-de-Lys and The Canadian fighting zombots in a Toronto neighbourhood high school is brought to you by Yann Brouillette (story), Dan Parent (pencils, inks and colours) and Zen (lettering). The hilarious tale, full of puns and double entendres, also sets up the relationships of the two main ladies of the Heroes of the North Universe. You can read this 12 pages comics shock full of Heroes of the North goodness by heading over to the TEAM UP page!
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The Canadian comic - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the roughs layouts for the upcoming story by Ty Templeton about the Canadian titled “The man I think I am”, and illustrated by Daniel Wong.

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Politically Incorrect Sneak Peek

Here is another sneak peek at a 12 pages 8 Ball story called “Politically Incorrect” which deals with issues very familliar for residents of the Plateau Mont-Royal - but can also apply to anyone who ever had to deal with over zealous politicians. It is a fun little romp written by Yann Brouillette and masterfully illustrated by Geof Isherwood. Enjoy this sneak peek of the first page, featuring 8 Ball fighting bikers in a seedy St-Laurent joint…

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Season Finale Sneak peek

There has been a lot of sneak peeks in the last few weeks as we ramp up towards finishing the last comics of Season One - and the episodes. Today we show you the rough pencils from Olivier Raymond for the 24 pages stunner that is currently known as Season Finale. Inked by Kellam Templeton, coloured and lettered by Keiren Smith and written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, this comic will wrap up most of the events of Season One in one action packed comic. The book will feature 8 Ball, Black Terror, Nordik and The Canadian fighting together against the evil Medusa and their leader, Medusa Commander. So without further ado, here it is:

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Black Terror: Dark Alley Sneak Peek

Here is another sneak peek by Zach Fisher for a Black Terror story called Dark Alley, written by Yann Brouillette.
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Omnibus 2 Solicited - Coming out in July 2012

The second Heroes of the North Omnibus, called Heroes of the North: Missions, has been solicited in the Diamond Previews of June and will come out some time this July. With a striking cover by Geof Isherwood, it will feature the penciling and inking talents of David J. Cutler, Gibson Quarter, Guillermo Ortego, Geof Isherwood, Dan Parent and Richard Pace, the lettering and colouring talents of Keiren Smith (with some colours by Dan Parent), and the writing skills of Yann and Michel Brouillette, Ty Templeton, Christian Viel and Jean-Dominic Leduc.

Here is the lineup of the book:

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Nordik and 8 Ball Team-up, 12 pages, by David J. Cutler, Keiren Smith and Yann Brouillette.

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8 Ball and Black Terror Team-up, 12 pages, by Gibson Quarter, Guillermo Ortego, Keiren Smith and Yann Brouillette.

- Acadia: Pretty clear, 12 pages, by Geof Isherwood, Keiren Smith, Yann and Michel Brouillette.

- The Canadian, Fleur-de-Lys and Nordik Team-up in Zombots being schooled, 12 pages, by Dan Parent, Keiren Smith and Yann Brouillette.
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- The Canadian and a CDO agent team-up,12 pages, by Richard Pace, Keiren Smith and Ty Templeton.

- ??? (12 pages): Cannot announce this one yet as we have three books currently being finished and the first one that is done wins.

plus three short stories written
EXCLUSIVELY for this book!

- 8 Ball and Alpha Q in Blood Bath! by Geof Isherwood, Keiren Smith and Yann Brouillette.
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- Pacifica in ASAP!, by David J. Cutler, Keiren Smith and Yann Brouillette.
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- and the New Felquistes in October Crisis, an Halloween tale of mayhem, candies and lost opportunities, by Geof Isherwood, Keiren Smith, Christian Viel and Jean-Dominique Leduc!
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Crimson and Madame Doom Comics officially out of print


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Our recent appearances at the Free Comic Book Day at
L’Imaginaire in Quebec CIty and at the Ottawa Comicon made a number on our comic book reserves!

We regret to inform you that the Limited Edition
Crimson: Dark Origins and Madame Doom: Dark Origins (including Black Terror) comics are officially sold out and out of print.

The only ways available at the moment to read the
Crimson story is through the website in the Comics section or by ordering the digital version.

Both
Madame Doom and Black Terror stories are found in the Heroes of the North Omnibus, a few copies of which are still available through the store, they are also both readable in the comics section of the site or they can be ordered in the store as digital downloads.

We want to thank everyone who bought those comics and support the show!

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Acadia Sneak Peek Part 2

The Acadia comic is underway, with art by Geof Isherwood, based on a story by Yann and Michel Brouillette. Here’s another sneak peek of this intriguing story coming very soon on Heroes of the North!

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Nordik by Michael Dooney

We love the way Michael Dooney draws babes here at HOTN Central - that is no secret. So it is no surprise to anyone that we asked him to draw Nordik (VanessaBlouin). What surprised us is the amazing drawing he sent us! Complete with Northern Lights, polar bears and a most intricate hairdo, the mysterious mistress of the north truly shines here! Heck, even his polar bears are sexy!

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Acadia Sneak peek by Geof Isherwood

Here is one of our sneak peek for the Acadia comic, written by Yann and Michel Brouillette and illustrated by Geof Isherwood.

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Omnibus 2 Cover by Geof Isherwood

Here is the coloured version of the Heroes of the North Omnibus 2 cover by Geof Isherwood. The second Omnibus which should come out some time this summer will feature stories written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, with a special guest writer, Ty Templeton, who writes a Canadian story (illustrated by Mr. Richard Pace) and Art by David J. Cutler, Gibson Quarter (with some inks by Guillermo Ortego), Geof Isherwood, Dan Parent and a few more! We have to keep some surprises after all. The entire book will be lettered by Keiren Smith. Like the last installement, there will also be several pinups by Donald Caron, Michael Dooney, Joel Adams, Sv Bell and Dan Parent plus bonus stories you will not find anywhere else. You can get a cleaner view of the illustration by visiting our Artists Interpretations Gallery.

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Chibis!

We commissioned artist Zach Fisher to create Chibi versions of our characters. For those not in the know, Chibi is a specific style of Japanese caricature where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way, typically small and chubby, with stubby limbs and oversized heads, to make them resemble small children. We are very happy with the end results which can be viewed in its own special Chibis section in our Galleries.

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Nordik Team-up now online!

It has been a long time coming but we are very happy to present our latest comic book, a team-up between Nordik (Vanessa Blouin) and 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw), written by Yann Brouillette and masterfully penciled and inked by David J. Culter and coloured and lettered by Keiren Smith - with covers by Joel Adams, Donald Caron and Michael Dooney! While it keeps the dark tone our comics are known for, it is a radical departure in style compared to our other offerings so far and we are very excited to find out what our fans think of it. Do not hesitate to rate and comment - your feedback is very valuable to us!

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Omnibus 2 Cover - Work in progress

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Nordik by Isherwood

Geof Ishwerwood is currently hard at work on the Second Heroes of the North Omnibus cover. Today he sent us a sample of a work in progress on the character of Nordik.


Nordik Work in Progress by Geof Isherwood for the Second Heroes of the North Omnibus

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8 Ball/Black Terror Team-up Sneak Peek

Here is another sneak peek at the upcoming 8 Ball/Black Terror Team-up, written by Yann Brouillette. This page is penciled by the very talented Gibson Quarter (Undertow) and inked by the equally talented Guillermo Ortego (X-Factor, Wolverine/Wendigo). If you like mayhem, this issue will have it in spades! Black Terror and 8 Ball literally tear apart everything and anything in their path...

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Heroes of the North Omnibus is Officially Sold Out!

We just got word from Ardenn that our 80 pages Omnibus is officially SOLD OUT as far as retailers are concerned. More will be ordered. We over printed a bunch for our own store and for conventions. You can order your copy in our STORE.
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Omnibus selling out!

We are told that several stores in Quebec and, according to Gibson Quarter, at least one in Toronto, have sold out of our Heroes of the North Omnibus! How cool is that? We would like to thank everyone for the support! It is sincerely appreciated!

In case you can no longer get one from your local retailer (always support your local retailers! Things are tough all around!), you can always get a copy from us in the
STORE. We still have a few left.

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Comic Delivery Delay

There was a screwup with the delivery of the Heroes of the North Omnibus. Sad The book is going to be at least one if not two weeks late because of it. But have no fear true believers we had copies printed beyond the Diamond orders, so we will bring item with us at the various signing events in Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa and we will give the retailers the quantities they ordered directly. Everybody who ordered it online from our website, the books ships Monday, the 30th. To everybody else, we are deeply sorry - the situation is our of our control.
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Heroes of the North Books on Pre-Sale!

The first batch of Heroes of the North books are headed for the printer and will start shipping February 15, 2012!

First is the Nordik Diaries titled
Manon of the Frozen North. It tells the story of Manon Deschênes, in the weeks before she will make the fateful encounter that will eventually lead to her becoming the super heroine known as Nordik…

Also of interest is the Heroes of the North Season One photo book! One hundred pages of exciting pictures from the show, only the very best,a s well as exclusive, never before seen Behind the scenes photographs from the actual shoot! Printed in extremely limited edition of one hundred, individually numbered, this hardcover is for collectors only!

Head out to the
store and pre-order yours now! Quantities are limited!

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Alpha Q by Donald Caron

Well, today was artists day at HOTN Central! First we got the amazing work in progress art by Michael Dooney for the upcoming Nordik comic book cover. Then we got some layout art for an upcoming comic book by Olivier Raymond, which we cannot disclose yet because we do not want to spoil anything - that story has HUGE repercussions in the Heroes of the North Universe. No kidding! - and now we just received the print cover for the Alpha Q comic, dramatically rendered by our go-to artist for covers, Donald Caron! Enjoy! For this piece, Donald did a photo session with Alpha Q actor Yann Brouillette and the results are nothing less than stunning! We are sure you will definitely agree! Winking

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Nordik Comic Cover - Work in Progress by Michael Dooney

Here is the stunning pencil work by Michael Dooney for his cover of the digital comic book version of the story written by Yann Brouillette and penciled and inked by David Cutler, with colours and letters by Keiren Smith. One word: Spectacular!

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8 Ball Comic progress

We have done out fair share of dark and gritty story lines so far in Heroes of the North so we thought it was time for something a little lighter. Big Bang Theory, a story starring Black Terror and 8 Ball was born. Here is a sneak peek at the work in progress on the upcoming 8 Ball-Black Terror team-up written by Yann Brouillette and penciled and inked by Gibson Quarter, who’s dynamic style is well-suited for the tone of this piece.

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Happy Holidays!

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The Heroes of the North team would like to wish the merriest of Holidays and all the best for 2012 to all our fans, followers, actors, writers, technicians, artists, supporters, colleagues, family members and so much more! This year has been chaotic to say the least but we hope that 2012 will bring some sort of stability to everyone, not just your favourite superhero web series! We hope to see you all at conventions throughout the year and we will try our best to bring you even more quality Canadian superhero entertainment.

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Alpha Q Comic is out!

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Our latest comic, Q&A with @Q is out! Penciled and inked by Marcus MAS Smith, coloured and lettered by KT Smith and written by Yann Brouillette, with a digital cover by Geof Isherwood and an upcoming print cover by Donald Caron, the story relates Alpha Q’s bitter first taste of the film industry, their propension to appeal to the lowest common denominator and their general lack of creativity. Or whatever else you want to see in it! Enjoy!

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Nordik Comic Sneak Peek Number Two

Nordik teams up with 8 Ball to solve a very cold blooded murder in a thrilling mystery written by Yann Brouillette and illustrated by David J. Cutler. Digital Cover by Michael Dooney and Print cover by Donald Caron. So, without further ado, here’s another Heroes of the North Comic Sneak Peek:

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Alpha Q Cover in Colour!

Alpha Q and Masquerade by Geof Isherwood - in technicolor!

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Alpha Q Comic Book Cover by Geof Isherwood

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We cannot wait for you guys to read the upcoming Alpha Q comic illustrated by Marcus MAS Smith and written by Yann Brouillette (Alpha Q himself!). But while we wait for the hilarious piece to be completed, we can revel in the work in progress of the digital cover created by Geof Isherwood…
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8 Ball Comic Sneak Peak

8 Ball Comic Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at a sample page for the upcoming 8 Ball comic book penciled and inked by Gibson Quarter, based on a script by Yann Brouillette.
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Finally!!! The Fleur-de-Lys comic book!

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It took its sweet time but it is finally here! The Fleur-de-Lys comic book written by Yann Brouillette with art duties by Olivier Raymond is now available in the Comics section! And what a neat story it is! Let us know what you think about it on the comics page or in the comments below!

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Medusa by Geof Isherwood

Here is the finished coloured piece of Medusa by Geof Isherwoord.

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Geof Isherwood Inks for the Medusa Cover

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We wanted to wait until tomorrow to post this but it is so gorgeous, we could not wait! This is the work-in-progress for the cover of the Season Finale Comic book, penciled and inked by
Geof Isherwood. It features Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis in the show), the voluptuous Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and a mysterious aryan nurse, the identity of which you will discover while watching episode 20…and reading the Season Finale comic, of course! We cannot wait to see this piece coloured! But we have only two words right now for this inked page: breathtaking and spectacular!

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The Heroes of the North: Dark Origins Signing Tour

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To celebrate the North American release of our comic book compilation published by Ardden Entertainment, we are going on tour! So far, we have three locations confirmed in Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa. Keep an eye out on our Events page for more locations and dates as we get them confirmed.

Come get your copy of the book and get it signed by the writer(s), artist(s) and get your picture taken with some of the actors of the series! We will also bring some of our merchandising, so you can stock up on Heroes of the North goodies and save on those crazy shipping costs!

So far the dates and locations are:

Boutique L’Imaginaire, Quebec City, Saturday, Janurary 28, 2012, 9:00 - 5:00 PM.
2740 blvd. Laurier, Place Laurier Shopping Mall
3rd Floor, Ste-Foy (Québec)
Who will be there: Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw), Artist OIivier Raymond and writer Yann Brouillette.

Expert Comics, Ville LaSalle, Saturday, February 4th, 2012.
8185, Newman Blvd, Ville LaSalle, (Québec)
Who will be there: 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw), other actors TBD at the moment, Artist Olivier Raymond and writer Yann Brouillette.

The Comic Book Shoppe, Ottawa, Sunday, February 5th, 2012, 11:00-5:00 PM.
228 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Who will be there: TBD.

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Fleur-de-Lys Comic Coming VERY Soon!

The Fleur-de-Lys comic illustrated by Olivier Raymond is finally nearing completion. We are expecting delivery this weekend. The script written by Yann Brouillette delves deeper in the troubled past of Nathalie de Verchères aka Fleur-de-Lys and her brothers, how they came to represent both sides of the same coin. Olivier did an amazing job on the book and we are thrilled to finally be able to present it to you all.

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Layouts Madness

We are pretty excited to have Gibson Quarter on board to illustrate the upcoming 8 Ball comic book written by Yann Brouillette. Gibson recently sent over his layouts for the book and we could not be more pleased. This issue will be ACTION PACKED! See below for a few samples of what is to come!

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Hornet by Donald Caron

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Donald Caron has done it again! This fantastic wrap around cover set piece features the deadly Hornet, captured in feral action, as she breaks inside the Flowers Industries weapons factory. One of the hardest illustrations he ever had to make apparently. But we cannot tell by looking at it! It is simply astonishing!

The attention to details in Donald’s work is simply astonishing! His
Heroes of the North illustrations are simply out of this world!

This illustration will grace the print cover of the
Hornet comic. We will also make a limited amount of prints, which you will be able to procure in the STORE.

The Hornet Comic Book is written by Yann Brouillette, with pencils and inks by MAS, Colours and lettering by Keiren Smith. Digital Version cover by Dean Yeagle and Print cover by Donald Caron.

Hornet is played by Marie-Claude Bourbonnais.

Please do not hesitate to like this and tweet it as well below. Comments are always welcome. We need to spread this far and wide. Local talents like Donald do not get enough of the recognition they deserve! Thank you!

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Hornet Comic Book now available in Digital Format


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Our
critically acclaimed Hornet comic book is now finally available for digital download in the store for the very reasonable sum of one dollar.

The book was written by Yann Brouillette, penciled and inked by
MAS and coloured and lettered by Keiren T. Smith. The Digital version cover is by Dean Yeagle. The print version cover is by Donald Caron.

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Nordik comic sneak peek


Sample Page of the upcoming Nordik Comic

Here is a sample of the upcoming Nordik comic book, currently being penciled and inked by David J. Culter, based on a Yann Brouillette script. Digital Cover by Joel Adams. Print version cover by Michael Dooney.

The storyline revolves around Nordik and 8 Ball trying to find a resolution in the tragic and mysterious death of a young woman with ties to Nordik’s past. Of course, there is always more than meets the eye...

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Exclusive sneak peek at upcoming Heroes of the North Omnibus

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In January 2012, our first comic book compilation will be published by Ardden Entertainment and available everywhere in North America. For the occasion, we wrote a few stories that will be available exclusively in that comic. Here’s a sample of a hilarious Black Terror story.

You can pre-order the comic book now from your favourite comic book store. If you do not live in North America, you can
pre-order it from us at the same price it will be available in kiosks and stores here.

If you are wondering why it is important to pre-order the book, we answered all your questions on this
page.

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Alpha Q comic: Work in progress

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Ardden Entertainment to unleash Heroes of the North World Wide in January 2012!

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This has been brewing for a while behind closed doors but we can now officially announce that Ardden Entertainment will be releasing an 80 pages omnibus of Heroes of the North as part of their November submissions, which means the book will ship in January. The omnibus will feature reprints of some of the web comics but also brand new material not available anywhere else! The 80 pages epic will be featured in the November Previews from Diamond Comics Distribution. Please kindly ask your comic book shop to order a few for their store. The more the merrier! Winking

UPDATE: FOR THOSE WHO ARE WONDERING WHY OR HOW TO PRE-ORDER THE BOOK, WE HAVE ANSWERED ALL YOUR
QUESTIONS!
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Fleur-de-Lys: coming soon!

Fleur-de-Lys: Blooming, our upcoming comic in the series, courtesy of writer Yann Brouillette and artist Olivier Raymond, has been a long time coming. But it is finally getting there. We are hopeful that you will see two books this month and Fleur-de-Lys is definitely one of them. It is a very intriguing story that relates the childhood of Fleur-de-Lys and her brothers and the complex relationship that unites them, then and today.

As usual, there is a sneak peak, of inked pages. We cannot wait for you folks to read this story, one of the best we have written so far!


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UPDATED:

Here’s the first page of the coloured version of the comic.
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Fleur-de-Lys Blooming sneak peek!

It is a long time coming, this book. But it will be worth the wait. Many delays have plagued this book so far but we just saw some coloured pages tonight, about 60% done, and let’s just say that they are amazing! And the story by Yann Brouillette which tells of the childhood of Fleur-de-Lys and her brothers is quite an interesting tale that will add a lot of pathos to the Heroes of the North mythos. I know, it rhymes.

Since the colours are not 100% complete, we will not show them yet, despite the fact that they are already stunning. But we will give you a little sneak peek nevertheless at the first page, inked and lettered, complete with a small grammatical error that will be fixed for the final version.

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Omnibus cover by MAS

Here’s the final version of the Omnibus cover by MAS.

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So much stuff happening...



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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!

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Additional comics


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We are pleased as punch to announce that will be adding a few comics to our line-up of books for Season 1. The comics menu page will be updated in the next few days to reflect these additions.

Besides the books already listed in the comics section, you will be able to look forward to books about the following characters:

- 8 Ball

- Acadia

- Nordik

- The Canadian

Some new artists will soon join us as well - more on that as things develop, but you can see a little sample above. However, here is a major scoop about the Canadian book. The Canadian comic, a 12 pages story, will be written by none other than jolly
Ty Templeton. Winner of a Joe Shuster award as “outstanding writer” for his work on The Batman Adventures in 2005, it is with great anticipation that we welcome Mr. Templeton to the Heroes of the North fold. We cannot wait to read what he comes up with!

A lot more things are going on behind the scenes but we cannot reveal them to you yet...

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Toronto Fan Expo and Hornet comic

As some of you may know, we will be attending the Toronto Fan Expo next week, from August 25th to 28th. You will be able to find us at booth 211. Hornet and 8 Ball will be in attendance, along with the show’s producer and a few other guests. A limited edition print version of the Crimson comic will be available for the first time (50 copies only!). Folks who comment on our Fan Expo Facebook thread before Wednesday, August 24th and bring a printout of their comments to our booth will also get a free random surprise.

Besides photo op at the boot, we will have the entire assortment of merchandise currently available in our store, including Hornet figurines you can get signed by the lady herself if you so desire.

That being said, the Hornet comic book will hit the inter webs early next week, just in time for the Fan Expo. Here’s a sneak peek.


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Acadia by Ty Templeton

Just in time for the Acadians National Holiday comes Ty Templeton’s vision of our character of Acadia.

We love Ty Templeton over here at HOTN Central. First of all, he is Canadian. Second, he was worked for almost every major comic book company under the sun, Third, he has worked on Batman AND Spider-Man, fourth, he’s a writer and an accomplished artist and teacher, and like most Canadians, he’s funny as all hell, fifth, he has a cartoon blog called
Bun Toons, sixth, he’s bursting with passion for comics as an art form and a story telling medium, seventh, he is one of the creative minds behind Hoverboy, eight, he draws himself as a rabbit, ninth, he took us HOTN folks seriously and with respect from day one, despite our ridiculous means, and tenth, his wife is also a comic book professional who letters and colours comics… Better yet, she even does us the favour of working on some of our books once in a while. So what is not to love? Feast your eyes on his latest Heroes of the North offering.

BONUS: Ty Templeton talks about his creative process for creating the illustration on his
blog.

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Pacifica by Michael Dooney

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This is the long awaited cover by Montreal Illustrator Donald Caron for the upcoming Crimson Comic book. It perfectly captures the lethal and raw nature of the character origins. Not to mention it has a very Frazetta feel. Another epic illustration for the books! You can also check it out in our artist Gallery.
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Hornet Comic Sneak Peek

The Hornet comic is coming and it is a nice one yet again! Written by Yann Brouillette, illustrated by MAS and coloured by a mysterious guest colourist, the story tells us of the origins of Hortense Netter, CEO of Medusa Industries but better known around these parts as the mysterious assassin known as Hornet. What deep and dark secrets does she conceal? A couple of weeks of wait are still necessary to find out. But to wet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek. But take our word for it, this one is worth the wait!

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Pacifica Roughs by Michael Dooney

For the upcoming print version of the Pacifica comic (written by Yann Brouillette with Art by MAS and lettering by Keiren Smith), we have asked artist Michael Dooney (of Teenage Ninja Turtles fame) to render his version of the speedy Vancouverite. Another artist we met at the Orlando MegaCon, Michael just sent us the pencils for the piece. We just have to say that it looks stunning. Enjoy! Pacifica is played by Alexandra Ordolis - look for her in Episode 16.


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Heroes of the North, Archie Style!

You cannot be a fan of superhero comics and not be at least remotely aware of Archie Comics. Heck, our old pal Archie Andrews even had a run-in with the Punisher, no less! So to have a rendition of some of the HOTN characters Archie-style was definitely a no-brainer.

Dan Parent, writer and illustrator of several Archie Comics books, and more specifically creator of Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Riverdale, has agreed to do a cover for an upcoming comic book currently entitled Zombots getting schooled by Yann Brouillette. We met the groundbreaking writer and artist at the MegaCON in Orlando this March and we must say that it has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with the man, not to mention his Canadian (and more specifically Quebec) Connection.

The fun-filled cover is ready and features The Canadian, Fleur-de-Lys and Nordik. It is our pleasure to show it to you in all its glory:

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The comic will not be online for a little while however as we have to release a Fleur-de-Lys and a Hornet story before that but you can also view the piece in higher resolution from our newly revamped Galleries or procure it from our store as a reproduction.

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Pacifica: Origins comic now online!

The Pacifica comic is now online! Find out how Victoria Kelinza became the Vancouver based heroine known as Pacifica! Written by Yann Brouillette, penciled, inked and coloured by Marcus MAS Smith and lettered by Keiren Smith with a cover by Ty Templeton.

On a side note, all our comics are now HTML5, hence readable on all those Flash adverse devices. They are also in a easier to read online format.
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Pacifica Inks

Here is a sneak peek at a couple of inked pages from the upcoming Pacifica: Origins comic book written by Yann Brouillette and penciled and inked by Marcus MAS Smith. This is one of the lightest stories in tone so far in the Heroes of the North universe and is a breath of fresh air in our admittedly dark cycle of comics. We cannot wait to show you the whole story which will come out some time during the month of May. Keep an eye out for our Newsletter (or sign up if you have not already!) for more info on the release date of both the comic and Episode 17, which will introduce Pacifica and the lovely Alexandra Ordolis, who plays the Vancouver superheroine in the live action episodes.

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Pacifica comic

The Pacifica: Origins comic is coming soon, in preparation for episode 17 which will relate some of her adventures in Quebec later this spring. We have a few layout pages for those interested. Obviously this is not final art, just the basic layouts that the artist does to shape the flow of the story. Art by MAS and script by Yann Brouillette. Pacifica is played by Alexandra Ordolis in the live action show.


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Crimson Comic now online!

The Crimson comic book written by Yann and Michel Brouillette, penciled by Marcus Smith aka MAS, with a cover by Armando Huerta for the online version and a cover by Donald Caron for the print version (Available later), is now online. The character of Crimson is interpreted by model Bianca Beauchamp in the series. WARNING: This is an extremely harsh story and it will offend some readers. Discretion is strongly advised. We recommend however that people who can stomach it read it BEFORE watching Episode 12. It will give a lot more depth to the content of that episode.
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