Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day (and I have to admit that “Dominion Day” sounds a lot cooler to me) is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, which united two British Colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country.

A way one MIGHT celebrate this day may be in the form of doing shots of Canadian Whiskey…

…followed by chasers of Canadian Beer…

…or even Canadian Pop! (Or do you call it soda?)

Hungry? Well…I think a nice fresh and hot Canadian Bacon Pizza would do nicely!

But wait...

What about Superheroes?

Does Canada have those as well?

But of course!

Let’s start with the hero most of you are already familiar with!

(And as can click on the images to see them at a higher resolution!)

Wolverine was born in as James Howlett in Alberta, Canada. He eventually discovered that he was a mutant with the abilities of increased healing, heightened senses, retarded aging and a set of bone claws that made him deadly in a fight. Leaving home, he called himself Logan and later adopted the nickname of Wolverine. Over the years, Logan fought in several wars and for several government agencies before he was subjected to the Weapon X program where his bones were laced with the unbreakable metal adamantium. After working as a Canadian Secret Agent, Wolverine later became a member of the United States. based team known as the X-Men. However, he still feels strongly about his roots and makes frequent return trips back home to Canada for one reason or another.

Speaking of Superhero Teams, Canada has their own also!

Omega Flight was formed right after the events of Marvel Comics Civil War Saga. Though they are not the first group of superheroes to be based in Canada, they are in fact the most recent and my favorite. 

One of the characters that I actually like from Omega Fight is Talisman, mainly because of her supernatural abilities.

She was born as Elizabeth Twoyoungmen and the daughter of the Sacree Mystic Superhero called Shaman, who was a member of Canada’s super team known as Alpha Flight. An encounter with mystical forces revealed that Elizabeth was a mortal channel through which “the gods can fight.” This gave her incredible power over magic and the spirits of nature. Elizabeth took the codename of Talisman and served alongside Alpha Flight for many years before joining Omega Flight.

Another Canadian based supernatural isn’t so much of a hero, but it’s large, savage, and very brutal! Called the Wendigo, this ferocious creature almost reminds me of the Hulk.

And...I have to admit…Canadian thoughts about beer storage…

 …and rare meat…

…totally agree with my own!

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