By Gil Kane, Wally Wood and Jim Shooter
Introduction by Mark Waid

A Classic from the Silver Age of Comics, unavailable for more than 50 years with art and stories by three legends! Completely re-mastered with all-new coloring that faithfully mimics the look of the original comics!

Captain Action is back in Action! The world’s first action figure, Captain Action burst onto the scene just as the ‘60s super hero craze was heating up. This volume lovingly celebrates the timeless tales from the Silver Age by top talents like Gil Kane, Wally Wood, and Jim Shooter, re-presented for the first time ever since they were first published nearly half a century ago. Also featuring Action Boy, Khem, the Silver Streak, and the fearsome Doctor Evil. All five of the original issues are here, along with some unexpected treasures!

Hardcover | $29.99
Published by IDW Publishing
May 17, 2022 | 144 Pages | 7 x 11 | ISBN 9781684058907


Captain Action was an action figure created in 1966, equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Steve Canyon, and the Green Hornet. Ideal Toy Company’s answer to Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, Captain Action was created and designed by Stan Weston, who also created G.I. Joe.

DC Comics licensed the character from Ideal and published five issues of Captain Action from November 1968 to July 1969. Captain Action came to possess magical coins, each of which provided him with a spectacular power from a Greek, Roman, or Norse mythological god. Captain Action, in his civilian identity, Clive Arno, is a widowed archaeologist and museum curator. Clive located “the coins of power” in a buried city. Action Boy is Clive’s son Carl Arno. Dr. Evil is, Clive’s father-in-law, go has gone mad in a mishap.

Captain Action #1 Script by Jim Shooter and Pencils by Wally Wood
Captain Action #2 Script by Jim Shooter, Pencils by Gil Kane and Inks by Wally Wood
Captain Action #3 Script and Pencils by Gil Kane and Inks by Wally Wood
Captain Action #4 Script and Art by Gil Kane
Captain Action #5 Script and Pencils by Gil Kane and Inks by Wally Wood

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