“Lost Tales” of Captain Ultimate Now Available for Free
Starting today at captainultimate.wordpress.com, a long-lost pulp adventure, Appetite for Destruction, starring Monkeybrain Comics’ Captain Ultimate, is available as a free PDF download for readers to enjoy while they await the release of Captain Ultimate #2 in September.
When the world’s greatest hero, Captain Ultimate, disappeared, a writer named Richard Richardson kept his myth alive through pulp fiction, comic books, radio serials, and more. While much of that material was thought to have been lost to time, current Captain Ultimate shepherds Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito, and Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman have unearthed a treasure trove of long-lost material from the notoriously reclusive writer.
Found in a battered old copy of Astounding Science-Fantasy #16 with a cover by Taylor Stauft, Appetite for Destruction is one of the most revered prose tales starring Captain Ultimate and his arch-nemesis, Doctor Destruction.
Esposito commented on the “find”:
We were ecstatic to find all of this stuff. There are some real treasures in here. Richardson was an absolute genius. A weirdo, but a genius.
We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us cleaning this stuff up and getting it ready for digital consumption, but the effort will be worth it.