- Posted by Johanna on December 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Until December 22, you can download the complete issue as a PDF for free, instead of buying it at the $4 cover price. On December 23, the issue goes on sale, and the online copy will then cost you a dollar.
They’re billing it as a “done-in-one adventure”, but the book does end with “to be continued” and directs you to Captain Action Special #1, due out in March, for more. Even starring a woman, it’s typical boys’ adventure. The artist, newcomer Jake Minor, needs to figure out how gravity, anatomy, and women’s clothing all work. With a live model posing as Lady Action on their site (where are the live Captain Action photos?) and the boobalicious art, it’s pretty clear their audience is the traditional male superhero comic reader.
In the press release, Moonstone publisher Joe Gentile is quoted as saying, “We wanted retailers to be able to preview this comic. It’s a no-risk way for comic shop owners to see if it’s right for their clientele. And we think they’ll really like this one.” They might, if they weren’t more concerned that their customers no longer need to buy it from them, since it’s being given away. The PDF also contains a short excerpt from Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure by Michael Eury about the Super Queens, the line of comic heroine dolls considered a companion product to the Captain Action figures.