Captain Action, the original super-hero action figure, was introduced in 1966 in the wake of the Batman television craze, and later received his own DC comic book with art by Wally Wood and Gil Kane. Able to assume the identities of 13 famous super-heroes, his initial career was short-lived, but continuing interest in the hero has led to two different returns to toy-store shelves.
This second edition of the critically acclaimed volume chronicles the history of this quick-changing champion, including photos of virtually every Captain Action product ever released, spotlights on his allies and his archenemy, an examination of his comic-book appearances, and “Action facts” that even the most-diehard Captain Action fan won’t know! This edition includes behind-the-scenes material covering Captain Action’s triumphant 2008 return to comics shelves from Moonstone Books, and spotlights on the new wave of Captain Action collectibles.
TwoMorrows, hardback, 176 pages, published July 2009
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 April, 2009.