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SDCC 2022: Celebrate Captain Action and get Back in Action!

Captain Action Enterprises has announced the Captain Action – Back in Action panel at Comic-Con International, commonly called San Diego Comic-Con, will be held Thursday, 7/21/22, 4:00PM – 5:00PM in room 32AB.

Panelists include, Mark Waid, Author, who recounts the comics history and his personal history with Captain Action in the book’s forward, IDW editor Scott Dunbier and J. C. Vaughn, Vice President, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

The panel will also include CAE’s Michael Polis, Joe Ahearn, and Ed Catto.

The team behind this new volume will be available to autograph the Captain Action Collected Edition at San Diego Comic-Con.

To celebrate this return to action, Captain Action is producing several collectibles

  • Enamel pins of Captain Action and his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil will be available for the first time. Limited to 100 each.
  • Captain Action: The Classic Collection Dr. Evil Takeover Edition – this special edition of the best-selling IDW volume will feature a specially designed dustjacket, as Dr. Evil redesigns the cover his way!  Limited to 100.

Fans can preorder these items at the Atomic Toybox Store, atomic-nerd.com or they can purchase these items at the Atomic Toybox Booth #3921 on the San Diego Comic-Con showroom floor.

Preview: Captain Action Classic Collection

Captain Action Classic Collection

(W) Jim Shooter, Gil Kane (A) Wally Wood
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $29.99

The CAPTAIN ACTION comic, based on the classic action figure, has been out of print for more than 50 years. Written by Jim Shooter and Gil Kane, drawn by Kane and Wally Wood-a legendary roster of talent if there ever was one-and containing the origin of Captain Action and Action Boy and featuring their arch-nemesis, the diabolical Doctor Evil!
All five original issues are collected in this volume and have been meticulously scanned from crisp first generation stats, and painstakingly recolored (using the original comics as guides), beautifully representing a long-lost treasure!

Captain Action Classic Collection

SDCC 2019: IDW to reprint 60s Captain Action comics

Captain Action

At their annual San Diego Comic-Con panel, Captain Action Enterprises announced plans for a collection of the classic comic series to be published by IDW Publishing in 2020. Originally published by DC comics from October/November of 1968 to June/July of 1969, these Captain Action comics have always been held in high regard by both comics fans and toy collectors.

Although short-lived, high-profile creators contributed to this series including Wallace Wood, Gil Kane, Jim Shooter, Dick Giordano, Carmine Infantino, and Irv Novick. In fact, this was the series where Jim Shooter received his first in-comic credit and where Gil Kane first took the creative reins as both writer and artist.

Comic writer Mark Waid, also longtime Captain Action fan and collector, will provide the introduction to the collection.

Plans call for the hardcover release with a myriad of Captain Action extras, including “lost art” from Silver Age artists Murphy Anderson, Kurt Schaffenberger and Chic Stone.

This series focused on the adventures of Captain Action, Action Boy, his pet panther, Khem and the insidious Dr. Evil.  Captain Action’s amphibious “super-car” the Silver Streak, was also prominently featured in the series. 

More details, including pre-ordering and retailer information, will be made available soon.

SDCC 2019: Captain Action Brings Contests and a Panel with Some Exciting Announcements!

Captain Action Enterprises is excited to announce The Fifth Annual Fan Contest at Comic-Con International, commonly called San Diego Comic-Con. This contest promotes creativity and collectability by inviting fans to submit fan artwork of Captain Action, including photos of any of the Captain Action figures from the character’s fifty year history.

This year, in honor of the new Captain Action efforts the theme will be “creativity.” Building upon the custom figure contests from past years, this year’s contest will be expanded to include Fan Artwork in traditional (and non-traditional) comic styles. The two categories will be:

  1. Illustration Artwork featuring Captain Action and related characters
  2. Action figure photos featuring Captain Action and related characters

An All-Star Panel of Judges will review the artwork and photo entries and select the winners at the panel during San Diego Comic-Con. Winners will be judged upon creativity, craftsmanship, originality, and professionalism.

The panel’s exact time and location will be announced shortly.

Judges for the custom contest include:

  • Scott Dunbier, IDW
  • J. C. Vaughn, Vice President, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
  • Michael Polis, Atomic Toybox Entertainment, Wildbrain and Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Harold Sipe, Small Monsters Games, LLC
  • Daniel (Julius Marx) Pickett, Action Figure Insider
  • Meg Stivison, Small Monsters Games, LLC

The panel will be moderated by Captain Action’s Ed Catto.

Fans are also invited to visit the Atomic Toybox Booth (#3921) on the San Diego Comic-Con showroom floor to pre-order the exciting new Captain Action figures.

Fans can view past entries for inspiration.

Codename: Action from Dynamite unites Captain Action with Green Hornet, Kato and More!

Dynamite Entertainment is teaming up with Captain Action Enterprises for the September launch of Codename: Action. Thesix-issue comic book event unites Captain Action, with classic pulp heroes including Green Hornet, Kato, the Spider, and Black Venus.  Written by Chris Roberson and featuring artwork by Jonathan Lau , the debut issues will include variant covers by accomplished illustrators Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Jonathan Lau, Johnny Desjardins, and Art Baltazar.

Codename: Action takes place during the Cold War, as unknown forces scheme to heat up the global conflict.  When key officials on both sides of the Iron Curtain are replaced with doppelgangers, the infiltration threatens to disrupt the precarious state of world affairs… until one young secret agent shapes the world’s masked heroes into a force with singular purpose and unyielding resolve!

Codename: Action #1 is solicited in the Diamond July Previews catalog for release in September.  Dynamite has welcomed a talented pool of artists, including award winners and fan-favorites, to provide a selection of cover variants for readers to enjoy.  Shipping to retailers in an equal ratio of cover variants, Codename: Action #1 features five covers, one each from Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Jonathan Lau, and Johnny Desjardins, plus a special “Captain Action Spy Cover” design edition.  Dynamite will also produce a sixth, Subscription-Only “Cute” variant featuring artwork by Art Balthazar, limited only to retailer initial orders as a reward for dedicated Dynamite fans.

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