The First World War.

Vimy Ridge.

Canada’s baptism by fire.

While the battle rages topside, Canadian physician John McCrae leads a secret mission underneath the Ridge against a mysterious enemy with monstrous intentions. To succeed, he’ll need a group of unique soldiers.

A group of legendary heroes.

A Group of 7.

Group of 7 was named one of Canadian Geographic’s favourite books of 2018 and was awarded 3rd Place for Best Comic Book at the 2018 Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki Awards.

The Creative Team

Chris Sanagan (story) and Jason Lapidus (art) were introduced by their university girlfriends (now spouses) in the early 2000s and bonded over a shared love of the Maple Leafs, Wilco and Batman: The Animated Series. Chris gave Jason a Hulk action figure as a wedding gift. Jason gave Chris free guitar lessons for life as a birthday present (still unredeemed). Since the release of Group of 7, the two have collaborated on a series of illustrated Canada 150 articles for the Guelph Mercury Tribune and are currently working on their next comic book, Peregrines.

Chris Sanagan is the writer of Canadian historical action-adventure comic book series Group of 7 and the upcoming Peregrines. He is an archivist and holds a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. Chris has written for Spacing Toronto, The American Archivist and the Guelph Mercury Tribune. He lives with his family in Guelph, Ontario.

Jason Lapidus is a freelance illustrator and operates a leadership and communication consulting business. Aside from producing the art for Group of 7, Jason has illustrated for the Guelph Mercury Tribune and recently begun drawing the upcoming comic book Peregrines. Prior to making comics, Jason was an elementary school art teacher, taught comic arts at the Royal Ontario Museum and served as a communication professor at George Brown College. He lives with his family in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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