Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, known for hugging giant pandas, breaking fast with Muslims, and identifying as a feminist, has now reached a new level of fame by being featured in Marvel’s new comic.
The variant cover of Marvel’s August issue, Civil War II: Choosing Sides, will feature Justin as a Marvel hero along with Canadian superhero squad, Alpha Flight.
The 44-year-old is shown on the cover, sitting in a boxing ring, wearing a maple leaf tank top, red boxing gloves and black shorts.
Other superheroes on the cover include, Puck, Sasquatch, Aurora and Iron Man.
Toronto-based cartoonist Ramón Pérez who drew the comic, didn’t want to do a ‘stuffy cover,’ reports Guardian.
“I wanted to kind of evoke a little bit of what’s different about him than other people in power right now. You don’t see [Barack] Obama strutting around in boxing gear, doing push-ups in commercials or whatnot,” said Ramón.
Ramón explains why he chose Justin Trudeau for the cover.
“He’s a social icon, with a youthful demographic, and a contemporary outlook,” Buzzfeed reports the cartoonist as saying.
He took inspiration from Trudeau’s pictures to create his character.
“There’s a particular twinkle in the PM’s eye, and his smile is quite characteristic,” he said.
Several politicians in the past have made it to the Marvel cover. Justin’s late father Pierre Trudeau, was featured on a comic cover, Uncanny X-Men, in 1979 and US President Barack Obama was seen on the cover of Secret Invasion #8 in 2009 .
Marvel’s Civil War II: Choosing Sides will be available on August 31.
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