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Johnny Canuck: patriotic adventures in WWII

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Personifying Canada's wartime spirit, Leo Bachle's Johnny Canuck was a comic-book hero who took the fight to the Germans and Japanese in the 1940s. His exploits are being reprinted in a complete collection for the first time.

  • The splash page of Johnny Canuck's first adventure.

    Courtesy of Rachel Richey

    The splash page of Johnny Canuck's first adventure.

  • Leo Bachle created Johnny Canuck when he was just 16.

    Courtesy of Rachel Richey

    Leo Bachle created Johnny Canuck when he was just 16.

  • Johnny gets corner billing in his first appearance in Dime Comics.

    Courtesy of Rachel Richey

    Johnny gets corner billing in his first appearance in Dime Comics.

  • Courtesy of Rachel Richey

  • Courtesy of Rachel Richey

  • Johnny Canuck fights Adolf Hitler hand-to-hand in the pages of Dime Comics.

    From The Great Canadian Comic Books

    Johnny Canuck fights Adolf Hitler hand-to-hand in the pages of Dime Comics.

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