Real Name: Bo Anderson
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Comic strip artist
Affiliations: Takashi Nagasaki (foster father and mentor, deceased), General James Aaron (Canadian Army)
Known Relatives: Takashi Nagasaki (foster father, deceased), Mira Thyiong (foster mother, deceased)
Base of Operations: Montreal
First Appearance: Canadian Ninja #1 (Les Editions R.G.B., 1987)
Powers/Abilities: Bo is a skilled martial artist, trained in the art of ninjitsu.
History: Bo Anderson was only a small child when he became the sole survivor of a plane crash over the Sea of Japan. Rescued from the waters by a local fisherman, the childless man and his wife hid the boy from the subsequent investigation, and raised him as their own. Bo grew up strong and healthy, and was trained in the arts of ninjitsu by his foster father.
When his foster father was slain by ninja's sent by Lotan, Bo pursued the slayers back to his native Canada. There he made the acquaintance of General James Aaron, by dint of being in the right place at the right time to first rescue the general's daughter Francesca from a kidnapping attempt, then subsequently saving the general himself from an assassination attempt.
Comments: Created by Rogers Beausoleil.
Canadian Ninja #1 was touted as part one of a six issue mini-series, but proved to be the only issue published. The dialogue is clunky and riddled with spelling mistakes, which probably didn't help. Published in Quebec, and with a writer whose name suggests French ancestry, this problem might well be down to it being released in a language which wasn't the creator's native tongue. However it does then beg the questions, why didn't they just release it in French, or at least get a fluent translator?
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Canada Jack, Golden age Canadian hero
Canada!Man, associate of Angloman
Ninjak, Valiant comics hero
NDG Ninja, another Canadian Ninja
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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