Johnny Canuck, by Leo Bachle

Leo Bachle, also known as Les Barker, started his professional career while studying at Danford Tech. Hired to work for Toronto comics by Bell Features, Bachle created the air force captain 'Johnny Canuck' at age sixteen. The series made its debut in Dime Comics #1 of February, 1942. In the comic, the hero faught in the War against the Germans and even Hitler himself.

Johnny Canuck versus Hitler, by Leo Bachle

Bachle also created other characters, such as 'Wild Bill', 'The Brain' and 'The Invisible Commando'. He moved to New York in 1944 to work for several American comic book companies. He left the comics scene in the 1950s, to become a night-club entertainer under the name Les Barker, also appearing in several movies and television commercials. He died from natural causes in May, 2003.

Johnny Canuck, by Leo Bachle

Johnny Canuck

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