- Posted by Johanna on July 23, 2007 at 7:41 pm
- Category: Comic News
Too often, reading press releases, you see the contest announcement but not the followup. Moonstone’s broken that mold by first asking for artist submissions for their upcoming Captain Action series and now promoting the winner:
After the recent announcement that industry legend and master storyteller Fabian Nicieza had taken the writing helm of Moonstone Books’ new CAPTAIN ACTION series, a call was put out for an artist to join Nicieza in chronicling the Captain’s new adventures. While a great many wonderful submissions landed on the desk of Moonstone’s Art Director, one stood out as the perfect match for the stories Nicieza is producing.
Moonstone Books is proud to announce Mark Sparacio has answered the call to action and will be providing the artwork for the all-new adventures.
When asked about the new assignment, Sparacio offered his thoughts, “To say the least, I am very excited to be part of the new CAPTAIN ACTION comic book team. As a huge fan of the Ideal Toys action figure and, of course, the first CAPTAIN ACTION comic book that legendary comic creators Jim Shooter, Wally Wood, and Gil Kane worked on, I was thrilled when I received the news that I was chosen to be the interior penciller and cover painter for the new Moonstone comic book series. I understand that the CAPTAIN ACTION team looked at a lot of talented artists, before choosing me, so I am both honored and flattered for this opportunity. When I was told that Fabian Nicieza would be writing the book, I was blown away. After reading Fabian’s script for part one and the terrific back story that he has created for CAPTAIN ACTION, I was totally hooked. I love his approach to CAPTAIN ACTION and I think what he wants to do and where he wants to take CAPTAIN ACTION is going to be incredible!”
[...] “We are proud to bring Captain Action back to comics,” states Moonstone Editor in Chief Joe Gentile. “We think comic fans are going to be really surprised by the very slick direction Fabian has taken with the character. This should appeal to both fans of the classic action figure, as well as fans of cool spy/hero adventure.”
Moonstone will be producing a short Captain Action story that will appear in two parts as a “second feature” in the pages of the upcoming BUCKAROO BANZAI mini series! After that, the sky’s the limit!
About CAPTAIN ACTION: Capt Action, an action figure from IDEAL toys circa 1966, was Ideal’s reaction to Hasbro’s GI JOE. Stan Weston designed/created the hero who could adopt the guise of many other heroes, such as The Phantom, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc. In 1968, DC Comics produced a five issue mini series. Now for the first time in 40 years, Captain Action will be in comics again!