Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Crossover Cover: Codename: Action
A government agent teams with Operator 5, the Green Hornet and Kato, the Green Lama, the Spider, Daredevil (the Golden Age comic character published by Lev Gleason, not the Marvel superhero who debuted in 1964), Black Venus, and the American Crusader to battle a plot by the terrorist group Hexagon. At the end of the series, the agent dons the name and costume of Captain Action. This series does not fit with the continuity of the Captain Action comics published by Moonstone, which are already connected to the CU via crossovers with the Phantom, the Green Hornet, and Honey West and Derek Flint. Additionally, the Spider’s look, as with his other incarnations in Dynamite’s titles, is based on the serial The Spider’s Web, rather than the fangs, hunchback, and fright wig described in the pulps.