Monthly Archives: April 2011

We Always Get Our Man. Or Duck. Whichever.

29 Comic Covers Featuring or Honoring (Make That Honouring) the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A cheat sheet for those not up on their Mountie lore:

■ E.T. Legault’s Dixon of the Mounted was one of the Canadian comic-book heroes to flourish in that brief period when import restrictions during the Second World War barred U.S. comics from Canadian distribution.

■ Stephen Slesinger’s King of the Royal Mounted started as a newspaper strip in 1936 before branching out into comics, movies and books.

Mrs. Mike was a 1949 movie based on a novel by Benedict and Nancy Mars Freedman set in the Canadian wilderness in the early 1900s.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was a hugely popular radio series from 1938 to 1955, and a television series from 1955 to 1958.

Dick Daring of the Mounties was one of several action stars that appeared in Britain’s Thriller Picture Library between 1951 and 1963.

■ The Mountie, otherwise known as Quebec-born WWF wrestler Jacques Rougeau, was a corrupt, cattle prod-wielding Mountie who often said he “always gets his man” in the ring. No surprise, the real RCMP didn’t take kindly to his portrayal of the force, and a court order prevented Rougeau from using the character when performing in his home country.

Space Mounties is simply too awesome to require any further explanation.

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