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Tuesday 17 May 2022

Hexagon Comics -Captain Ukraine



Story by Jean-Marc Lofficer; Art & cover by Constanzo 

Art by Vincenzo Chiomenti 

56 pages



ISBN 978-1-64932-139-8 

This special issue introduces a character who is both new and yet has been part of the Hexagon Universe since 1963: Captain Ukraine!

Nadiya Karine, the modern-day version of this hero, introduced alongside the French Guardian of the Republic in her very first appearance here (in a story by J.-M. Lofficier & Constanzo), is none other than the descendant of Ivan Karine, a Ukrainian Captain from the 17th century, created by Vincenzo Chiomenti, whose exploits were first published in 1963.

The Karine family belongs to the Zaporozhian Cossacks, who were the progenitors of the Ukrainian nation. The first story of this classic series is reprinted here, along with a foreword providing details on this historical, yet still topical, character.

This issue features the Captain Ukraines of the 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, united in a common effort to defeat injustice and tyranny.

During these tragic hours, Hexagon Comics stands with Ukraine, uniting past and present by releasing this very special issue, the profits of which will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Nice cover homage to Captain America #1 (1940) there. Not engaging in the politics or anything going on but this is a well written comic with good art and bringing another old character into the modern Hexagon age. Guardian of the Republic IS the French version of Captain America and I am getting to like the character more knowing his  past, present and future.

Hexagon Comics are a good read and remind me of the very creative bronze age Marvel. As for the subject matter of this comic and what it is all about...well, if you don't know where have you been.

It's a fun read and supporting a cause. I know there are people out there who collect comics that have covers paying homage to famous Marvel and DC ones so here is another to add to the collection!

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