ComiXology and Captain Action’s Action Packed Sweepstakes

Vintage Collectibles and Merchandise offered to celebrate team-up!

New York,
NY April 7, 2010: Captain
Action Enterprises, LLC, ComiXology and Moonstone Books are proud to announce
the “Action Packed Sweepstakes” celebrating the release of Phantom/Captain
Action #1 with opportunities to win rare collectibles and signed comics. Fans
have a chance to win collectible classics including vintage Captain
Action-Phantom Action toys, a Sideshow Captain Action statue, Graphitti
T-shirts and autographed copies of issue #1.


Fans can
enter the sweepstakes at


Action #1, the first comic book starring heroes of the same name, written
by Mike Bullock with art by Reno Marquis, hits shelves in April 2010. In this
all-new adventure, a covert counter intelligence cartel, known as the Tatsu,
capture Phantom. Diana Palmer-Walker, wife of the Phantom, must turn to Captain
Action for help.   “We discover the young Captain Action has had a
crush on Diana since his teenage years, so that makes for an interesting
dynamic,” said writer Mike Bullock. 


The two-issue
mini-series offers a variety of covers by artists Art Thibert, Mark Sparacio
and Michael T. Gilbert, including a special “C2E2 Concussive Convention
Exclusive” edition available at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago.


This story
continues the long history the two heroes share. The Phantom and Captain Action
originally teamed up over four decades ago as part of the 1960s Ideal Captain
Action toy line.  As the original super hero action figure, this
well-loved line provided a litany of well-known costumes for kids to create
their own Captain Action adventures.  Young fans could essentially transform
their Captain Action figure into popular vigilantes such Batman, Spider-Man and
The Phantom.  Captain Action partnered with The Phantom again in the
1990’s reprise by Playing Mantis and most recently with the Cast-A-Way 8” Mego
Sized Captain Action Figures.


“When Ed
Catto brought the idea to me, I was boggled that no one had ever done it
before,” said series writer and long time Phantom scribe Mike Bullock. “These
two characters have been intertwined since the ‘60s, so bringing their first
comic book story to life has been a joy and an honor.”


As word of
this pairing has leaked out, fans are abuzz. “This adventure has essentially
been in the making by fans for over forty years. We’re glad we could make it
‘real’ by publishing it, at last!” said Moonstone Publisher Joe Gentile.


John Roberts said, "We’re excited to partner again with Captain Action and
to bring this cool promotion to our ComiXology readers.  Bringing Phantom
and Captain Action together again side-by-side in this new series promises to
be a real treat for all fans."


Cover to Moonstone's Phantom/Captain Action #1


Source: Press Release



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Posted originally: 2010-04-07 10:37:31

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