Captain Action Encourages Voter Registration

It’s not the first time a comic book has encouraged voter participation — free copies of Ex Machina #1 were given to newly registered voters in 2004 — but this new promotion takes a more modern, online spin. Register to vote, send a copy of your confirmation to, and you’ll get a free digital copy of Captain Action #0.

I’m glad to see people encouraged to register — the next step is actually getting out and voting. I’m applying to be an election official for my precinct this year because it’s important to protect our rights to vote and vote fairly. (Especially if you’re female — there are people alive today who remember when women couldn’t have their say.)

Giving away a digital copy of the comic makes it easier for everyone — no cost to the publisher and more chance that a participant can get their prize without any snags.

The head of the company behind the Captain Action relaunch, Ed Catto, said, “Captain Action is all about taking action and we’d like to do our part to encourage folks to vote. In fact, as our new Moonstone comic is all about a new generation taking over, it’s very appropriate.” Moonstone publisher Joe Gentile followed up with a plug: “Captain Action is a great story and we want to make sure as many people as possible can read it. This is especially urgent with our ongoing series, which begins with issue #1 — on sale in just a few weeks.”

I do wish that they’d find a way to reward people who’ve already registered as well as those who need to be bribed into it. :)

3 Responses to “Captain Action Encourages Voter Registration”

  1. Rivkah Says:

    . . .

    I’m not sure I’d want people to vote who need to be bribed . . .

  2. Johanna Says:

    Ha ha. Yes, true enough… but maybe they were just waiting for the right reminder? I’d like to see voting taken more seriously in this country, perhaps by making voting day a federal holiday so it doesn’t have to be worked in around the workday.

  3. Rivkah Says:

    That’s actually a great idea: make major elections like a bank holiday and everybody gets off to go to the polls.

    Of course . . . that won’t happen unless there’s some huge, major change in who’s actually up there writing the laws, because the majority of politicians up there don’t want people to vote because most people tend to be middle-of-the-road voters. Traditionally, the people who show up are the extremists who put that person in power in the first place.




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