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Brok Windsor: fantastic adventures in the Canadian wilderness

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Brok Windsor, Canada's answer to Flash Gordon, battled monsters and befriended giants in Canada's wilderness during his comic-book heyday, 1044-46. Images courtesy of Hope Nicholson.

  • Maple Leaf Publishing's Better Comics featured the exploits of Brok WIndsor.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    Maple Leaf Publishing's Better Comics featured the exploits of Brok WIndsor.

  • The majority of Brok Windsor's adventures were printed in black and white, with colour covers.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    The majority of Brok Windsor's adventures were printed in black and white, with colour covers.

  • Jon Stables was originally from the U.K. but grew up in Winnipeg. He became a professional illustrator and later moved to Vancouver, where he created Brok Windsor for Maple Leaf Publishing.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    Jon Stables was originally from the U.K. but grew up in Winnipeg. He became a professional illustrator and later moved to Vancouver, where he created Brok Windsor for Maple Leaf Publishing.

  • John Stables' Brok Windsor

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    John Stables' Brok Windsor

  • Brok Windsor in Better Comics, seen here with Torgon, an aboriginal character who is also a giant from a futuristic society in the hidden world of Tarqua.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    Brok Windsor in Better Comics, seen here with Torgon, an aboriginal character who is also a giant from a futuristic society in the hidden world of Tarqua.

  • The majority of Brok Windsor's adventures were printed in black and white, with colour covers.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    The majority of Brok Windsor's adventures were printed in black and white, with colour covers.

  • Promotional ad for Brok Windsor in Better Comics

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    Promotional ad for Brok Windsor in Better Comics

  • A Brok Windsor promotional ad for war savings stamps.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    A Brok Windsor promotional ad for war savings stamps.

  • Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

  • A rare full-colour Brok Windsor adventure. The majority, like nearly all Canadian comic books of the era, were printed in black and white.

    Courtesy of Hope Nicholson

    A rare full-colour Brok Windsor adventure. The majority, like nearly all Canadian comic books of the era, were printed in black and white.

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