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Saturday February 19, 2011 11:27 pm

Captain Action Winter Special

Captain Action Winter SpecialBeau Smith and Eduardo Barreto make a great comic book team, a kind of one-two punch of writing and art. Of course, you already know this if you've put down some cash for Cobb: Off The Leash (IDW) or their recent graphic novel, Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars (also IDW).

They're back at it again with Moonstone Books' latest Captain Action title, Captain Action Winter Special. Beau and Eduardo have teamed up for a Captain Action Classified story called "White Lies."

Beau wrote it, and Eduardo illustrated and colored it. In this 13-page extravaganza, the Captain mixes it up with spies, commies, a Yeti (they make great villains, and Eduardo draws an impressively dangerous one), and a traitorous gal.

As always with Beau and Eduardo, the dialogue pops and the action never lets up. They make Captain Action a real man of action, a James Bondian character who rocks the blue jumpsuit and Captain's hat. There's another story in this issue, too, where Cap meets the Green Hornet (not Seth Rogen). But "come for the Beau/Eduardo, and stay for the GH."

Captain Action, by the way, is the iconic 12-inch action figure that was released in the late 1960s as a competitor to the also-iconic G.I. Joe figures.

Beau and Eduardo are now hard at work on a creator-owned Western for Dark Horse called 200 People To Kill, and I can't wait for that either.

Oh, and DC Comics? If you're out there, and you're thinking of reviving Blackhawk and modernizing it for today's audience and reconfiguring the property for, say, a TV pitch, you might want to talk to Beau. Just sayin'.

[Artwork: Captain Action Winter Special from Moonstone Books]



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