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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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Montreal Comicon Cast line-up

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It is that time of the year again! The Montreal Comicon is almost here and this year we have a huge chunk of the cast attending!

The schedule for the Comicon is as follows (Friday, September 14 until Sunday, September 16):


VENDREDI
16 h à 21 h
14 h à 21 h
SAMEDI
10 h à 19 h
9 h 30 à 19 h
DIMANCHE
10 h à 17 h
10 h à 17 h

And here is the Heroes of the North Montreal Comicon appearances:

All three days, all hours: Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Alpha Q (Yann Brouillette), Black Terror (John Fallon).

Friday (all hours), end of day Saturday (3 PM until 7 PM) and Sunday (3 PM until 5 PM): 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw).

Friday (6 PM until 8 PM): Masquerade (Pia Metni).

Saturday (10 AM to 5 PM) and Sunday (10 to 4 PM): Donovan Easton (Howard Rosenstein)

Saturday (1 PM until 4 PM) and Sunday (2 PM until 5 PM): Canadian Shield (Michel Brouillette).

Saturday (1 PM until 4 PM): The Canadian (Larry Vinette).

Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Acadia (Christina Sciortino).

Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis).

Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Introducing Black Mantis (Season 2 Character)

We will have an exclusive Heroes of the North Omnibus 2 printed especially for the Comicon, on higher quality paper, and with a different cover than the one that will be in stores.

It will also have a different binding and a bonus story not found anywhere else. It will be expensive a little because it is a limited run of 100 - but if you preordered the book from us, bring your receipt with you and you will only pay the difference!

Be there or be square!

The Heroes of the North Team

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Additional Shooting - Day 2 - Part One

We promised a shooting blog, so here it is, sort of.

We had an action and dialogues filled shooting day on our Day 2. Lots of actors and crew members were affected by a particularly nasty head flu that is going around at the moment, which made things worse in terms of patience and endurance. But thankfully both the cast and the crew appeared into it and the challenge were reduced somewhat by their collective enthusiasm.

We had a bit of a rough start as we were given the wrong suite number for our shoot - so we spent the best part of an hour chasing actors and crew members all over the hotel where we were shooting. It made us lose precious time on an already pretty packed day, that included an extensive fight sequence, a dozen different decors and setups and almost 20 pages of dialogues… Not to mention appearances by Masquerade, Medusa Commander, Acadia, the Nouveaux Felquistes, Hornet, Steel Tiger, Baxter and two Medusa Agents…

Dave Michaels of Expert Comics
David Michaels from the Expert Comics blog came by for a set visit.

We had the pleasure, for the second day in a row, of having the visit of Dave Michaels, one of the bloggers over at Expert Comics, whom we had invited for a set visit. While almost inhumanly quiet for the most part, David was on the ball when it came to interview and question cast and crew members alike about the show. We look forward to his entertaining chronicles in the next few weeks. David ended up doing a lot more on the show but that is still top secret at the moment.

First scene on the shooting block involved Pia Metni as Masquerade and a complex fight sequence inside a tiny bathroom and bedroom, coordinated by Anderson Bradshaw. It is always a challenge to shoot in tight spots, especially when there are mirrors everywhere like the bathroom we had. It slows things down to a crawl. In tiny spaces, everyone is constantly bumping into the other, uncomfortable and it gets hot in no time. Combine that with being already an hour late in your schedule, you can literally feel your blood pressure rise as things get more and more slowed down by the environment. But we have a good crew that is also used to work with each other, so they went to work right away, trying to take back the time lost and still deliver an impressive fight sequence.

Pia Metni as Masquerade studying her lines. Pia Metni learning her lines on set.
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Once the stuntmen and the Fight Choreographer have mapped out the fight based on the location’s potential and what we have available, we bring the actress in to show her the sequence of events and address everyone’s potential concerns, especially those related to safety. We are lucky for this scene because Pia tremendously enjoys the fight sequences and she always approaches them with a kind of boundless enthusiasm that is very contagious.

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Stunt Man Marcelo Bezina reviewing the complex coordinated sequence.

The fight involving Masquerade and two Medusa Agents was to be extremely violent and necessitated several stages of make-up in between takes, dead time we used to shoot several other scenes in the various locations that the suite afforded.

One of these scenes involved the assignment of Acadia to the Montreal CDO division. Another prepared the introduction of a pivotal character for Season 2, Colonel Donovan.

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Pia Metni (Masquerade) rehearsing lines with Howard Rosenstein (Colonel Donovan).

A lot of information had to be conveyed in a relatively short time in these scenes so delivery of the lines was crucial. We can
Stay tuned for the next instalment, where we will discuss more in depth the fight with Masquerade, the involvement of Hornet and the Medusa Commander and how it all ties in with the Death of Kim Jong Il!
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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

Alpha Q Masquerade cover ink

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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Episode Fifteen is finally online!


Seymour, the Seymourettes and a Zombot

Well, it took a while but part three of the Heroes of the North Season One saga is now complete with the release today of Episode Fifteen: Wardrobe Malfunction.

It was one of the hardest episodes to complete for some reason, as several complications prevented us from releasing it when we wanted. But the important thing is, it’s
HERE now.

This episodes sets various things in motion that will be resolved throughout
Part IV: Medusa Rising next month. It is important to watch the episode all the way to the end, including after the usual logos, as it sets up events for episode sixteen and beyond.

This is one of the biggest episodes so far, over seven minutes in length, and featuring most of the main cast: Madame Doom, Crimson, Masquerade, Seymour and the Seymourettes, the New Felquists and an aggressive Zombot rounds up the villains side while 8 Ball, The Canadian and Fleur-de-Lys complete the Heroes side this time around.

Do not be shy to share on Facebook, rate or comment the episode! We love to hear what you think! As a matter of fact, you may even comment below! Winking

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New Gallery: Diana Adams Supermodel

We just found a bunch of old magazines with one thing in common: they all feature Diana Adams, better known as Masquerade around these parts. You can view the ten covers in our gallery. Enjoy!

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Episode 13 is now online!

In case you missed it, Episode 13: Fashion Statement starring Anne-Marie Losique as Madame Doom, Pia Metni as Masquerade, Larry Vinette as the Canadian and John Fallon as Black Terror, is now online. The wheels are now in motion, leading to a big finale for this arc in EPISODE FIFTEEN: DEATH IS THE NEW BLACK.
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Episode 12: Crimson coming May 2nd!

Those of you who read or subscribe to our Newsletter are already aware that the long awaited Episode 12: Crimson is finally coming out on May 2nd, just in time for Election Day here in Canada!

We had to postpone the release of the episodes for a variety of reasons, in no particular order: sickness, website revamp, and the Canadian weather which has prevented us from shooting a few remaining scenes to complete the bulk of Season One. The weather is still not playing nice but it is coming to an end (hopefully!), so we will be able to resume shooting soon, the website revamp is almost finished and we are healthy again! So we are back on track and roaring to go!

For those who have not yet done so, we highly recommend reading the
Crimson comic BEFORE watching the episode.

Episode 12 features Bianca Beauchamp as the deadly Crimson, an assassin for hire working for the duplicitous Masquerade (Pia Metni). However, Crimson and her wolf, Lupa, will find Nordik (Vanessa Blouin) on their path of destruction... Be ready for quite a fight on May 2nd! It will not only be limited to the ballots!


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Latest Figurines Designs

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For those who missed it, the latest figurines designs by MAS for the last Figurines to be made for Season 1 are now online in the Gallery. Enjoy!

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Figurines Designs

The last three designs for the Heroes of the North First Season series of Figurines are finally out! Designed by Marcus “MAS” Smith, they feature Pacifica (played by Alexandra Ordolis), Masquerade (played by Pia Metni) and the evil Medusa Commander (played by Constantine Kourtidis). This complete the first series of figurines planned for Season 1. We cannot wait to see the actual sculpt. Visit the Galleries to see all the stages.

Figurines Design

Completed Figurines

Upcoming Figurines

You can also get the figurines in our store.

Also we finally implemented our Newsletter system. You can register for the newsletter anytime here.
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