Canada banned American comics during the Second World War, precipitating an explosion of homegrown comics from young publishers and creators. One of these was Bell Features, and it put out comics touting the exploits of heroes like Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian super-heroine who preceded even Wonder Woman. And Johnny Canuck, Speed Savage, The Brain, Nitro, The Dreamer, Doc Stearne (yes, of Mr. Monster fame), and Super Commando.
The original artwork is taken directly from the Bell Features Collection at the Library and Archives of Canada. The book has been wonderfully designed by John Farr, with forewords by original artist Gerald Lazare.