Meet Auroraman, Saskatchewan's new comic book superhero

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Creator Jeff Burton and the first issue of Auroraman, hot off the presses! Artist Ted Green based the character on Burton. (Photos courtesy of Jeff Burton)

Saskatchewan has a new superhero. Auroraman is a Humboldt, Sask. teacher and father who moonlights as a super-powered champion of all things good and righteous.

Auroraman is the creation of Jeff Burton, a teacher and archery coach at Englefeld School in central Saskatchewan. The project is a labour of love that he's been working on for about a year with the help of friends. Burton thought Saskatchewan needed a superhero of its own, because "everyone needs someone to inspire them with hope."

Burton hopes the issue will be the first of many, and plans to publish a collection by the end of the year. The first issue will be released Saturday at the Humboldt Summer Sizzler Comic Con. Auroraman will also appear on the cover of a special-edition reissue of Captain Canuck #1 that will be available at the comic con.

CBC Books has an exclusive sneak peek at Auroraman below.

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