Captain Newfoundland – The Greatest Hero You’ve Never Heard Of
Spending most of my childhood and adult life in landlocked Kansas, I confess to never having visited the Great White North that is Canada. It's not that I don't want to, it's just my summers are usually chock full of travel and winters...well, I've heard less than awesome things about Canadian winters.
Now that I've beheld the glory that is Captain Newfoundland, however, I'm struck with uncontrollable passport-obtaining urges.
I don't know much about CN aside from what his trippy, disco-infused '70s NTV-created intro tells me. Newfoundland is what's left of Atlantis and he's the lone survivor (from the stars), watching over the island with a power set similar to Doctor Strange meets Doctor Who's "The Doctor" meets Marvel's Celestials meet the Spectre.
Yeah, I know!
Dude is a bad mofo and apparently has ties to Captain Canada (who I must admit I know even less about).
Tell you what, this is all so eye-opening to me that I'm going to spend a few days reading up on this ish and trying to track down some comics. I'll get back to you.
For now, consider me a fan. And every fan of Captain Newfoundland knows the Captain's code: This above all: To thine own self be true!
[Via @StevenSanders via Conor O'Dea]
I have never wanted anything the way I want Captain Newfoundland to be real right now.