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.