- Posted by Johanna on August 6, 2009 at 6:09 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Michael Eury’s Captain Action book from 2002 has been fetching high prices on the used market since it was out of print and in demand. Now, it’s back in print as a hardcover, with additional material.
The revised second edition of this full-color hardcover includes behind-the-scenes material covering Captain Action’s triumphant 2008 return to comics shelves in his new series from Moonstone Books.
To promote its release, the book will be debuting at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) in Baltimore a week from this Saturday. Author Michael Eury will be signing copies on August 15, 2009, from noon to 3 PM. The current owners of Captain Action, Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn, will also be present to kick off an exhibit on the history of Captain Action, “from the first action figures in the 1960s to the latest merchandise”. The exhibit will run until October 13.
Captain Action, originally a doll, was released in 1966 with costumes that let him become such other heroes as Superman, Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Lone Ranger, Flash Gordon, the Phantom, and the Green Hornet. The production run on the action figure only lasted through 1968, but fans have been fascinated ever since.