Captain Action Stars in His First Audiobook
January 25, 2016

Radio Archives adapts Riddle of the Glowing Men

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New York, N.Y. (January 25, 2016): Captain Action Enterprises, LLC and Airship27 are excited to announce the release of the Jim Beard’s Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men Radio Archives Audiobook.

This adventure features Captain Action, the superspy character introduced in 1966 as the world’s first superhero action figure.  Jim Beard’s thriller tells how Captain Action must team up with the beautiful Uliana Ulanova as they traverse the globe and ultimately discover a lost Siberian city, in order to stop the insidious plans of Dr. Evil.

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“It was hard for me to imagine how much more exciting it could be to be involved in the creation of this book, but now the audio version takes that to a whole new level. It would be an understatement to say that the action of Riddle of the Glowing Men comes alive; it lives and breathes in a whole new way, thanks to Airship 27 and Radio Archives.” said author Jim Beard.

Fred Wolinsky narrates this unabridged audiobook from Radio Archives and

Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men is a real rocket ride. And author Jim Beard channels his inner Ian Fleming, as though he was writing a Doc Savage adventure,” said Ed Catto, a Founding Partner and Retropreneur at Captain Action Enterprises. “This is another fantastic initiative that we’re proud to announce as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration.”

Fans can purchase the audiobook from or directly from Audible here: Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men

Additional 50th Anniversary plans are scheduled to be announced.


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 comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and more. Additional properties include Lady Action, Captain Action Cat, Dr. Evil, Khem, Destiny Zero and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at

Captain Action, Lady Action, Savage Beauty, Action Boy, Dr. Evil and related characters are ©2015 and ™ Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.

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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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