A new series celebrating Anderson, Kane, Wood — and that’s just scratching the surface.
Growing up Mego as I did in the ’70s, I was always intrigued by Captain Action, that Ideal man of adventure and disguise whose ads I’d see in ’60s back issues I’d pick up.
Those ads taunted me. This was a toy I wanted but as a kid it seemed lost to the ages.
But a good thing never goes away, as evidenced by the modern-day Captain Action Enterprises.
The outfit’s latest is a very retro card set that features some nifty artwork by some terrific comics artists, past and present:
But take a step back and you realize just how many great comics artists have worked on Captain Action in one fashion or another: Most notable perhaps is Murphy Anderson, but there’s also Gil Kane, Wally Wood, Joe Jusko, Francesco Francavilla and many others.
So every Saturday for 13 weeks starting 1/25, we’re going to spotlight one of them here at 13th Dimension. And keep an eye on this post — bookmark it, even! — because we’ll be updating it with links as we go:
1. Murphy Anderson. Click here.
2. Gil Kane. Click here.
3. Joe Jusko. Click here.
4. Wally Wood. Click here.
5. Francesco Francavilla. Click here.
6. Mike Allred. Click here.
7. Paul Gulacy. Click here.
8. Art Thibert. Click here.
9. Chic Stone. Click here.
10. Dick Giordano. Click here.
11. Art Baltazar and Franco. Click here.
12. Jerry Ordway. Click here.
13. Kurt Schaffenberger. Click here.