Friday, January 29, 2010

(P)Raising Kane: Captain Action Faces "A Mind Divided!"

Captain Action's short-lived mag went out on a high-note, artistically. Gil Kane's story and art are top-notch: sleek, sophisticated, hip, and timely. Wally Wood, one of the all-time great comicbook artists in his own right, natch, does an outstanding job inking this issue. Kane wrapped just about everything that was hitting us where we lived into one heavy story: mistrust of authority, the generation gap, violence and rioting in the streets, mental illness, and love. Hard to believe he poured all of this into a comicbook based on a kid's toy...mebbe that's why the mag didn't last too long? That's beside the point, though. The point is that Gil Kane and Wally Wood blew us away with Captain Action #5 (March 1969) and "A Mind Divided!" Dig it, Groove-ophiles!

1 comment:

  1. Man, who Would have thought Glen Beck was in a comic all those years ago . Just kidding, I'm am totally blown away by your blog and I just want to say thanks.



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