Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure

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TwoMorrows Publishing, 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 176 pages
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  • Captain Action, the original super-hero action figure, was introducedin 1966 in the wake of the Batman TV show craze, and later received hisown DC comic book with art by Wally Wood and Gil Kane. Able to assume theidentities of 13 famous super-heroes, his initial career was short-lived, butcontinuing interest in the hero has led to two different returns to toy-storeshelves.
  • Lavishly illustrated with over 200 toy photos, this second edition of thecritically acclaimed volume by author Michael Eury chronicles the history ofthis quick-changing champion, including photos of virtually every CaptainAction product ever released, spotlights on his allies Action Boy and theSuper Queens and his arch enemy Dr. Evil, an examination of his comic-bookappearances, and "Action facts" that even the most-diehard Captain Actionfan won't know!
  • Features a foreword, cover image, and previously unseen packageillustrations by Murphy Anderson, as well as historical anecdotes by the lateGil Kane, Jim Shooter, Stan Weston (co-creator of G.I. Joe, CaptainAction, and Mego's World's Greatest Super-Heroes), and Larry Reinerand Larry O'Daly, formerly of Ideal Toys, plus never-before-published andclassic Captain Action artwork by Gil Kane, Joe Staton, CarmineInfantino, Jerry Ordway, Paul Gulacy, Mark Sparacio, Ruben Procopio, and TomYeates.
  • This revised second edition also includes behind-the-scenes materialcovering Captain Action's triumphant 2008 return to comics shelves in his newseries from Moonstone Books, and spotlights on the new wave of Captain Actioncollectibles.

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About the author (2009)

Images of America: Concord includes roughly 200 photographs and images that were culled from the Concord Museum archives and private collections. Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association and a Concord native, weaves a spellbinding web of unforgettable portraits that celebrates the civic pride, hard work, moral integrity, and natural beauty that helped earn Concord the National Civic League's "All-America City" Award in 2004.

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