Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Captain Action #2

Captain Action #2 (On Sale: October 29, 1968) has a cover by Gil Kane.

"The Battle Begins" is by Jim Shooter, Gil Kane and Wally Wood. In the name of full disclosure I must confess to owning a Captain Action doll as a kid. In fact, they were so well made he is sitting on my drawing board even as we speak. I also owned the Captain Action Superman costume and the Silver Streak, the amphibious car depicted on the cover of above.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.


Steve Pick said...

I distinctly remember bringing my Captain Action doll in to Show and Tell during 3rd Grade. Every guy in class wanted to play with it. And, I remember the teacher saying, "See, sometimes it's okay for boys to play with dolls."

Dave Potts said...

I was a bit two young for a Captain Action doll -- I was one year old when this comic came out -- but a few years later, I acquired his Captain America costume, including the shield, at a garage sale, and used it with my GI Joe. I didn't know what the costume had been made for (I wasn't even aware of the existence of Captain Action at the time), there was just this box of various hero costume parts at this sale, and I picked out the Captain America costume as the coolest -- except that I grabbed the wrong boots, and didn't realize it until it was much too late. So I had my GI Joe decked out in a Captain America costume with Superman boots.

-Keller said...

I ended up with parts of another costume too, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was or which costume it came from.

I had G.I. Joes and cowboy dolls as well as the Captain Action. I had a Johnny West and a Chief Cherokee and a Ben Cartwright. I had my mother sew little Star Trek outfits for some of them and I turned the Chief Cherokee into Spock by painting his eyebrows up and melting his ears.

Man was I hard up for something to do!