Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enters the Marvel Universe
Marvel Comics newest issue of Civil War II: Chooing Sides #5, which hits stands today, features a special guest hailing from our neighbor to the north. Canada’s charming prime minister Justin Trudeau enters the Marvel Universe to fight evil-doers in the House of Parliament. Trudeau appears on the cover wearing a maple leaf tank and boxing gloves.
In the story, Trudeau interacts with Canada’s premiere super team Alpha Flight and Iron Man himself Tony Stark. The popular politician’s comic book adventure was written and illustrated by fellow Canadians Chip Zdarsky and Ramon Perez. The Trudeau variant cover should be highly sought after. Members of Alpha Flight squad will be featured on the main cover.
The story focuses on a character named Ulysses who can see into the future crimes before they happen. The Alpha Flight team is divided over whether to use that information to arrest people for crimes they haven’t yet committed. Moss says they turn to Trudeau for guidance. Trudeau always has weekly sparring sessions in the ring with Stark.
The appearance of world leaders in the Marvel Universe is rare although Trudeau’s late father, former Canadian PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau appeared in Uncanny X-Men #140 in 1979 and President Barack Obama memorably appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #583.