30 June 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the newest hero to grace the cover of Marvel comic series.
The young and liberal Canadian P.M. will appear as himself in comic book character form in the Marvel powered book, “Civil War II: Choosing Sides”.
He will be on the variant cover of issue No. 5 of Marvel’s “Civil War II: Choosing Sides,” due out in stores August 31.
Trudeau is depicted on the cover as a fighter in a boxing ring, clad in a uniform emblazoned with a Maple Leaf and flanked by the Canadian superhero squad, Alpha Flight, which includes Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora.
American superhero Ironman also joins Trudeau on the cover which was created by acclaimed Toronto-based cartoonist, Ramon Perez.
Talking about the idea behind the design, Perez said: “I didn’t want to do a stuffy cover — just like a suit and tie — put his likeness on the cover and call it a day.
“I wanted to kind of evoke a little bit of what’s different about him than other people in power right now.”
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