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Richard Comely (Captain Canuck)

Richard Comely was born in Radcliffe, England, in 1950 and moved to Canada at an early age. He started working as a graphic artist and illustrator while in high school. In 1975, he launched Canada's best-known national-superhero comic book, Captain Canuck, which was published initially by his Comely Comix and then by CKR Productions.
Following the demise of Captain Canuck in 1981, Comely produced two issues of the comics magazine Star Rider and the Peace Machine (1982). He has since continued to work in the graphic-arts field, designing greeting cards, illustrating children's books and creating book covers. He has also produced videos and lectured on violence and sex exploitation in the media. In the mid 1990s he briefly resurrected Captain Canuck, creating a new identity for the hero. His contributions to Canadian comics were celebrated in the Superheroes/Superhéros stamps issued by Canada Post in 1995.


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