long last, the line of Charlton Action Heroes
comes alive! This series consists of
eight figures that put the now defunct publisher on the
map! Voodoo Zombie
creators of the Quality Comics Freedom Fighters
seven piece set brings us
this wave of action figures.
first caption shows Captain Atom and Nightshade. The nuclear
endowed Captain is
sporting the look that was lovingly crafted by the master
of Action Heroes, Steve Ditko.
Nightshade, the damsel of darkness, is also in the traditional
Ditko style costume.
next sentinels of justice are Judo Master and Peter Cannon,
Thunderbolt. The martial
artist , Judo Master, is seen here as originally
envisioned by creator, Frank McLaughlin.
Look for a Tiger figure, JMs sidekick, in the near
future! Thunderbolt has had several
make-overs, but his first look was chosen here. Again,
this figure is a homage to the
traditional Pete Morisi design.
down the line we have Sarge Steel and The Question. The
metal fisted Sgt. is
shown as he was often depicted by fan favorite and Charlton
Action Hero pioneer, Dick
Giordano. The Questions appearance harkens to his
Ditko origins, as the one and only
final figures in this series include Blue Beetle, Dan
Garrett and Peacemaker.
Since Hasbro has already produced a Blue Beetle II (Ted
has been replaced by his super powered predecessor, Dan
Garrett. The silver age
rendering of this Blue Beetle is a bit of an amalgam,
as his costume varied slightly during
his books run at Charlton. The self contradicting hero,
Peacemaker, is reminiscent of the
late Pat Boyettes designs during his stay at Charlton.
sure to keep your eyes peeled for the golden age Blue
Beetle and sidekick Sparky!
Other possible figures on the way... Wander: The Man from
Sirius 5, The Shape, The
Ghost, The Image, Smiling Skull, The Prankster, Sinistro:
Boy Fiend, The Hooded One,
The Sentinels, Spookman and more!
Zombie Collectibles frequently sells action figures on
eBay under the usernames
voodoozombie & tictoc77.
more information please e-mail Ken