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:
You can read more about that here — and find out how to order it here.
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.
January 14, 2017
Excellent!!! I had gotten Captain Action for Christmas 1966 along with the Batman, Superman and Green Hornet outfits. I think I later got Captain America. And so I bought and enjoyed the comics and really loved the artwork as I was aware of Wally Wood’s work (I’d also been a Thunder Agents fan) and of course Gil Kane having been into Green Lantern as well. Kudos!
January 20, 2017
Captain Action was my favorite toy when I was a kid. I was thrilled when asked to create the box art for the recent rerelease campaign.
January 20, 2017
Well, Joe, you have your very own spotlight coming up!