April 5, 2014

New Pulp Thriller features Captain Action

Ridgewood, N.J. (April 4,2014) Captain Action Enterprises, LLC in partnership with Airship 27 Productions, is thrilled to announce the release of its second Captain Action pulp novel, “Hearts of the Rising Sun” by Jim Beard.

“The response to our first Captain Action novel, “The Riddle of the Glowing Men,” was so positive, we were anxious to get this sequel out to the fans,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “In this second adventure, Jim moves the saga to Far East in the year 1968.”

While on assignment in Japan, Captain Action is haunted by the woman he loved and lost years ago in the underground kingdom beneath Siberia.  When she mysteriously begins reappearing during his clandestine mission to witness a newly discovered power source, agent Miles Drake begins to question his own sanity.

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Forces are at work to steal two naturally formed energy stones whose limitless power in the wrong hands could destroy the world. When he begins to suspect his alien nemesis, Dr. Evil, is behind these attacks, Drake has to utilize his most daring disguises ever to learn the truth and ally himself with an old vigilante hero from the past.

Now the one and only Captain Action must walk a delicate tightrope between old and new allies while attempting to discover the source of the threat to the Hearts of the Rising Sun.  If he fails, mankind is doomed!

Ed Catto, of Captain Action Enterprises, chimes in enthusiastically.  “We had said Jim Beard’s first story was like a Doc Savage story written by Ian Fleming starring Captain Action.  This new one ratchets it up another level. It’s an international espionage thriller with a dash of Hitchcock mystery and glamour.”

The book features a beautifully painted cover by Michael Youngblood with nine black and white interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist Rob Davis.

“Hearts of the Rising Sun,” ties in seamlessly with the continuity of Dynamite’s Codename: Action series,” adds Joe Ahearn, also of Captain Action Enterprises.  “2014 looks to be a very big year for Captain Action with two comic series, a new Lady Action and lots more collectible toys due this holiday season.”

The popularity of Captain Action has never been greater with the release of CAPTAIN ACTION – HEARTS OF THE RISING SUN, his appeal to today’s pulp fans continues to grow.

Available now at Amazon in both hard copies and on Kindle.

About Airship 27 Productions

Founded in 2004 to produce new novels and anthologies featuring classic, public domain pulp heroes of the 30s and 40s, Airship 27 Productions was one of the major factors behind the pulp renaissance which evolved into the New Pulp Movement.  Today they have over fifty titles in their ever expanding catalog, sell both hard copy and digital versions of their books and will soon be launching audio books of their titles

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About Captain Action Enterprises

As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action’s appears in an on-going comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and more. Additional properties include Captain Action Cat, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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