Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make his comic book debut in the latest issue of Marvel’s Civil War II: Choosing Sides, which is set to be released on August 31.
Lounging in his corner of the boxing ring, Trudeau rocks Canadian Maple-Leaf gear with red boxing gloves and black shorts, the prime minister joins the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight, with the likes of Sasquatch, Aurora and Puck.
His late father Pierre also made an appearance in 1979 in Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men series.
“I didn’t want this to just be like a walk-on rescued by superheroes and he thanks them and that’s the end of the story,” writer Chip Zdarsky recently told CBC. “I think a lot of these real-life appearances in comics tend to go that way. I liked the idea of him actually engaging them in an ethical debate. It’s a little tricky just because once you start to put words in the prime minister’s mouth, we acknowledge that this is basically Trudeau fan fiction.”