Written and drawn by Adrian Dingle
Collection Edited by Hope Nicholson & Rachel Richey
Foreword/Afterword by Dr. Benjamin Woo and Michael Hirsh
Collecting all Nelvana of the Northern Lights issues in 320 pages
- Nelvana of the Northern Lights returns from the lost pages of Adrian Dingle’s Triumph Comics! Nelvana was one of the world’s very first superheroines, predating Wonder Woman by several months, and is among the ranks of the first Canadian superheroes to emerge after Canada placed an embargo on US luxury goods during WWII. First appearing in 1941, Nelvana was tasked with protecting Canada’s northern lands. Using the powers of the northern lights, Nelvana could fly at incredibly fast speeds, become invisible, and even turn into dry ice! She used her great powers to ward off Nazi invaders, shady fur traders, subterranean mammoth men, and interdimensional ether people.
- For the first time since her story ended in 1947, Nelvana’s complete adventures have been collected and reprinted in one single volume, with over 320-pages of artwork by her creator Adrian Dingle. Also featured is an Introduction by editors Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey, and a Foreword/Afterword by Dr. Benjamin Woo and Michael Hirsh.
- Nelvana of the Northern Lights is Canada's first superheroine and one of the most popular creations of the Canadian Golden Age of comics. YES! Canada has a golden age of comics!
She was first published in December 1941 in Triumph-Adventure Comics, and ran as a feature for 31 issues, even having her own merchandise and graphic novel. She's one of the very first female superheroes ever created, predating Wonder Woman by several months.
Nelvana of the Northern Lights was created and developed by Adrian Dingle. The idea was conceived after hearing Inuit stories of a mysterious goddess-like figure relayed to him by his friend Franz Johnston (of the Group of Seven). Dingle decided to 'make her into a doll in a miniskirt' and thus Nelvana, defender of the Northern people and enemy to the Axis powers, was born.
After creating several comic book characters in the 1940s and becoming the art director of Bell Features, Canada's largest comic book publisher, Adrian Dingle went on to become an accomplished and recognized talent in Canadian fine-art.
- First Print: ??? Copies Printed, Released May 8th 2014