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Canada Claims USA's Most Precious Icon In We Stand On Guard

Today sees the launch of We Stand On Guard. It takes place in the aftermath of a missile strike on Canada by the USA, and for those of a sensitive American disposition, we ask that you move on. This image may include imagery and ideas that some may find rather offensive.

First an encounter, a century and a half away, with a familiar symbol.


As we have seen so very vividly in the last few days, certain symbols can express and embody so much that their presence and absence can have a very emotional and visceral response indeed.

But there's always room for certain symbols to be reclaimed by those who have been oppressed by them.

So it's not likely that writer  Brian K Vaughan will be working for DC Comics any time soon. Or indeed Warner Bros. As if he ever was… time for a geographical analogy.


So, basically, the writer of We Stand Alone seems to think that the artists is the most important! And looking at Steve Skroce's work on this book we can see why. And if you are looking for a T-shirt image or a Facebook profile… this will probably do it.



Those seeking affirmation of their nationality from history, however it needs to be interpreted…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London, who will be making their first trip to San Diego Comic Con together later this week. But first, they have a signing with Si Spurrier today and an exhibition launch and talk with Mark Buckingham on Saturday…


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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