Captain Action: Classic Collection - Third Eye

Idw Publishing

Captain Action: Classic Collection

Sale price$29.99
SKU: FEB229792
A Classic from the Silver Age of Comics, unavailable for more than 50 years with art and stories by three legends! Completely re-mastered with all-new coloring that faithfully mimics the look of the original comics!Captain Action is back in Action! The world’s first action figure, Captain Action burst onto the scene just as the ‘60s superhero craze was heating up. This volume lovingly celebrates the timeless tales from the Silver Age by top talents like Gil Kane, Wally Wood, and Jim Shooter, re-presented for the first time ever since they were first published nearly half a century ago. Also featuring Action Boy, Khem, The Silver Streak, and the fearsome Doctor Evil. All five of the original issues are here, along with some unexpected treasures! 

Gil Kane (1926-2000) is considered of the best comic book artists of the Silver Age and beyond, having won four awards from the National Cartoonists Society--including Best Story Strip for Star Hawks. During his long career, he is best known for his work on Green Lantern and The Atom for DC Comics, and then a long stint at Marvel, drawing the Amazing Spider-Man and hundreds of covers in the 1970s.Wally Wood (1927-1981) was born on June 17th, 1927, in Menahga, MN. After briefly attending the Minneapolis School of Art, Wood moved to New York, where he studied for a short time at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (later renamed The School of Visual Arts).Soon after arriving in New York, Wood began to find comics work with several small publishers before arriving at Avon Comics and EC Comics. At EC that he truly shone–in a lineup crammed with heavyweights, Wood distinguished himself as one of the absolute best. Wood, while still at EC, was one of the founding artists on MAD comics, whom he continued to work for after it became MAD magazine. In the late 1950s, Wood produced many science-fiction covers and interiors for Galaxy magazine, illustrating such classic authors as Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Frederick Pohl, and many others. In the 1960s, Wood enjoyed great demand, and worked for Marvel Comics and Warren Publishing, and co-created The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents at Tower Comics. Additionally, he produced two weekly comic strips, Cannon and Sally Forth, for Military News and Overseas Weekly, as well as self-publishing the groundbreaking pro-zine, Witzend.Wood continued to produce work in the 1970s but towards the end of the decade suffered from kidney failure and a stroke, the latter leading to vision loss in one eye. On November 2nd, 1981, after years of ill health, Wally Wood took his own life.

UPC/ISBN: 9781684058907

SKU: FEB229792

FOC Date: 05/01/2022

Release Date: 06/08/2022


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