Sunday, December 25, 2011

Captain's Library: Christmas Comics: HOT WHEELS "Humbug Run"

Bet you thought it was going to be GI Joe or Transformers...
Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano
...but, when I said "adaptation of an animated TV show based on a line of toys" I meant one of the first, if not the first!
The cover story for Hot Wheels #6 (1971) was written by Len Wein, with art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, following Alex Toth's character designs from the 1969-1971 animated series.
Art by Alex Toth from Hot Wheels #1
We'll be presenting the rest of the Hot Wheels series next year (which begins in a week) along with info on the controversy the TV series created!
In the meantime, we're taking a break from posting to repair the damage done by Picasa when they reduced the default size of images stored by them to only 512 pixels, so when we return after January 1st, all the images on this blog will be back to their 750 pixel (or bigger) height.
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!


  1. DC published a Captain Action comic based on the Ideal Toy by the same name in 1968.

    1. True...but there wasn't a tv show based on it, as there was with Hot Wheels!
      (A pity, because it would've been great!)