March 1970, Marvel Comics killed off the Simon/Kirby comic book character "Captain America", aka 'Steve Rogers', after more than 60 years in print.
Now Cap's 1940's sidekick, Army Company 'mascot' 'James Buchanan "Bucky"' Barnes' will pick up the shield and take his place as the new 'sentinel of liberty'.
According to Marvel, Bucky was placed in suspended animation by the Russians and stayed that way for 60 years.
Reappearing in the Marvel Universe as the character 'Winter Soldier', Bucky has no super-powers, unlike Rogers who was injected with a 'super soldier serum' that transformed him into a perfect fighting machine.
Cap's Canadian connection goes back to 1966 with the "Marvel Superheroes" cartoon TV series, produced in Toronto by Grantray-Lawrence Animation, headed by Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson and Robert Lawrence, starring Canadian voice actors Bernard "Bunny" Cowan and John Vernon...