DC unveils Cree superhero

Equinox, the latest superhero to be added to DC's Justice League Canada comic book lineup, is a...

Equinox, the latest superhero to be added to DC's Justice League Canada comic book lineup, is a Cree woman. (Courtesy/DC)

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A teenage Cree girl from northern Ontario is the newest member of DC's Justice League Canada.

In a description of its upcoming Justice League United title, the comic book publisher teased: "Don't miss the debut of a new Canadian hero who will have a huge effect on the group!"

DC unveiled an image of the new character on Friday, a Cree heroine named Equinox from Moose Factory, Ont., a James Bay community with a population of just over 2,400.

She's the brainchild of Canadian author and comic writer Jeff Lemire, best known for Essex County, a trilogy of graphic novels about life in his rural Ontario hometown.

Equinox's debut issue hits shelves April 23.


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