Real Name: Unknown - Johnny probably is his real first name, but Canuck is unlikely to be his real surname.
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Air Force Captain
Affiliations: Allied forces
Enemies: The Nazis
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: Canada's super hero
Base of Operations: Worldwide
First Appearance: Dime Comics #1 (Bell Features, February, 1942)
Powers/Abilities: Johnny is at the peak of human fitness, and his strength verges on the superhuman. He is a skilled fighter, capable in both hand-to-hand combat and with guns. He was also a trained pilot.
History: Johnny Canuck was an Air Force Captain during the Second World War. A skilled agent, he was given freelance status to battle the Axis around the globe in whatever manner he saw fit. Lacking superhuman powers, Johnny was nonetheless one of Canada's most indomitable heroes of the era, becoming known as "Canada's super hero". He never wore a costume, instead wearing normal clothes, usually including knee high leather boots and riding trousers. Often he went bare chested, showing off his muscular midriff; sometimes he wore his air force flying jacket. During his long career he came face to face with Hitler himself at least three times.
Comments: Created by Leo Bachle (when he was only fifteen).
Johnny became such an icon of Canadian comics during the war that he was chosen as one of the heroes to be commemorated on a national Canadian postage stamp in the early 1990's.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Canuck characters
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