He snowboards, he hikes, he surfs — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is already a bit of an action hero.
But now, Marvel has made him into a real superhero, in a comic book that hit news stands Wednesday.
Trudeau graces one of two covers of the latest edition of “Civil War II: Choosing Sides” — seated in the corner of a boxing ring, smiling, his elbows resting on the ropes, with the maple leaf symbol emblazoned on his tank top and wearing red boxing gloves.
The 44-year-old Prime Minister is surrounded by Canadian superheroes Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora — members of the Alpha Flight squad — as Iron Man looms in the background.
The main cover in circulation does not feature Trudeau.
The comic book also introduces a mysterious new character, Ulysses, who has the power to predict the future.
Trudeau is consulted in his Ottawa office by the members of Alpha Flight after a disagreement breaks out over how to leverage Ulysses’s powers.
@kingstonnexus!#Canada pic.twitter.com/NlSTR1ngrk— Adam Pottier (@AdamComicNexus) August 31, 2016
Captain Marvel wants to take measures to prevent crimes before they occur, while Tony Stark (Iron Man) views it as immoral to punish anyone for a crime they have not yet committed.
Trudeau takes a principled view, telling his comrades: “Above all else, civil liberties must be protected.”
“I think imprisoning people for crimes they may not even have thought of yet is wrong… I think this is a dangerous path you’ve embarked on.”
@Greg_Moser420!#Canada #comics pic.twitter.com/Y5rsMV2Udn— Adam Pottier (@AdamComicNexus) August 30, 2016
Trudeau’s father Pierre, who also served as Canada’s prime minister, also appeared in a Marvel comic released in 1979.
(Feature image source: AFP)