Speaking of toys, Captain Action, a beloved (to some) action figure of the sixties that could change into other toys, like Batman and Spider-Man. The Captain has come and gone in collector-oriented efforts over the years, but you just can’t keep a good action figure down. Self-professed fanboys Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn have brought the rights to Action Man and will be releasing a facsimile of the original Aurora kit, and a comic from Moonstone written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Sparacio and a Paul Gulacy cover. More Caption Action plans will roll out at this year’s New York Comic-Con.
Fighting for Justice – In Their Own Backyard
They’ve even enlisted local teenagers to help Captain Action fight for justice. Daughter Cassie Catto, a Ridgewood High School senior, notes “It’s kind of crazy, but we expect that from my dad by now”. John McCooe, another Ridgewood High School student, proudly proclaims “Whenever I wear my Captain Action shirt, people ask me about it and think it’s cool.”
What’s next for Captain Action? “We’ve got so many ideas- everything from collectible lunch boxes to a film treatment. We just try to manage the time with our ‘day jobs’.” Not bad for two modern day Peter Pans who just refuse to grow up.
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