Whilst rooting around in the dollar bins at my last convention, I came across the gem you see above. It’s important for many many reasons:
1) Unlike issue #1 of this Golden Age Canadian White comic book series, issue #2 is ULTRA-RARE, and I have never even SEEN one in person.
2) It was drawn by “Ty Murphy”. (You can see his signature in the lower right, under the Shield’s foot). Ty was one of Canada’s first comic book professionals, and certainly one of the more consistent illustrators of the Canadian Whites. And if you haven’t guessed by now, I was named after him by my cartoonist father, who owed Mr. Murphy money and settled the debt by naming his last born son after him, some twenty years after Murphy died.
For more information about the great Canadian Super-hero pictured in this ancient cover go to HEROES OF THE NORTH and click “PLAY” to watch a newly shot webisode of the golden age character, or click HERE and click on the download comics button, to read an all new retelling of his origin adventure! Or HERE for a facebook gallery of modern versions of the characters (I’ve got one in there, very bum-centric!)
That’s it. Back to typing script and inking little figures in backgrounds. Ah, the life of Riley!
TY THE GUY OUT!
Here now, your comic book moment of zen.