Captain Action was an action figure from the 60s that had a short lived comic book published by DC; have a quick look at the Wikipedia page here for more info. By the way, the second issue featured a cover that I’ve included in the pre-Crisis section of the COIE #7 homages page which you can find here.
The reason for me telling you this? It’s because of another crazy ad I found in some 60s Justice League of America issues:
A quick four panel story and some information on the toys:
Captain Action comes with “crime fighting accessories” . . . but we’re not going to tell you what, oh no . . . no, you have to buy the toy – sorry, action figure, to find out.
Action Boy? Oh he has a helmet, knife, ray gun and panther.
A freaking panther?! What the hell? I know this was still the era of the teen sidekick but you let this kid walk around with a panther?!
Dr Evil – he’s evil! You can tell by his deeds . . . which are evil! And his outfit . . . is evil!!
And the things he comes with . . . “evil, evil things!”
He’s evil, people! EVIL!
Man . . . the 60s, eh?
2 thoughts on “What Sort Of Things?”
Yeah no kidding, Captain Action lets his sidekicks play panthers like it’s no biggie? I guess the belief was if he can handle using a knife and a ray gun, then surely he’s responsible enough to Turner and Hooch with Bagheera. Sounds legit. Plus that helmet’s got to come in handy when it comes time to feed the cranky panther.
Wait, so Dr. Evil is really an alien from Alpha Centura and not an evil adoptee from Austria? Makes sense I guess.
Yeah – the 60s, when kids were positively encouraged to have knives, ray guns and panthers. I mean, why not, right?
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