Alias




Captain Action

and

Action Boy


Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Captain Action

Clive Arno


Action Boy

Carl Arno


Occupation

Captain Action

Adventurer

Archaeologist


Action Boy

Adventurer

Juvenile


Legal Status
Citizens of the United States with no criminal records.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
United States
Height
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Weight
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Eye Color
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Hair Color
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Known Powers

Captain Action

Normal human transformed by mystic coins to have the powers of either the Greek, Norse, Hindu or Aztec gods.


Action Boy

Normal human transformed by mystic coins to have the powers of either the Greek, Norse, Hindu or Aztec gods.


Accessories

Mystic coins bearing the images of Greek, Norse, Hindu or Aztec gods capable of transforming the possessor to hold the power of the god pictured.


Silver Streak: All-terrain amphibious vehicle equipped with offensive and defensive equipment.


Common Enemies
Dr. Evil
Regularly Appearing
Captain Action
First Appearance

Captain Action #1 (Nov. 1969)


Note: Captain Action was originally an action figure created in 1966 by Ideal Toys to compete with Hasbro's G.I. Joe. The Captain Action figure could be dressed as other popular heroes. DC heroes included Aquaman, Batman and Superman. Marvel heroes included Captain America, Sergeant Nick Fury and Spider-Man. Other popular heroes by from newspaper strips and television included: Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Green Hornet, Lone Ranger and his Indian companion Tonto, the Phantom and Steve Canyon. Action Boy could be dressed as DC teen heroes Aqualad, Robin and Superboy.


Captain Action and many of the figures and costumes were re-released by Playing Mantis in the late 1990's, but due to poor retail support the line was canceled before new costumes and characters were introduced. The toy line would be released again in 2011 with costumes for the Marvel Comics' characters Captain America, Spider-Man, and Thor.


Creator

Ideal Toys


DC Comics

Jimmy Shooter & Wally Wood


Origin

Archaeologist Clive Arno discovers ancient coins in Spain bearing the faces of Greek, Norse, Hindu and Aztek gods. When he holds a coin, Arno gains the powers of the god whose image is borne on the coin. Returning to the United States he enlist his son Carl to be his assistant and they assume the identities of Captain Action and Action Boy.


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