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Bizarro Back Issues: ‘Captain Power’ Is Pretty Much Just ‘Terminator’ For Kids (1989)

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future #2, Continuity Comics

A few weeks ago, I found myself in an antique store, and --- being the kind of person I am --- I pretty much ignored anything that wasn't a vintage Santa Claus figurine or a banged-up long box full of back issues. I mean, I can see an old lamp or a gently used kitchen table pretty much any time I want to, but finding out what comic books could properly be considered "antiques" was an opportunity that doesn't come along every day.

As you might expect, the answer was "a bunch of random-ass comics from the late '80s and early '90s," but mixed in there with Knightquest tie-ins and that one issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic where John Stewart explains Christmas to the aliens was an issue that caught my eye. It was Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future #2, which comes complete with some of the weirdest house ads I've ever seen.

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The Awesomely Abysmal ‘Captain Power’ Rap Will ‘Power On’ Your Heart [Video]


If you want to hear about the cultural significance of the 1987 CGI-enhanced live action sci-fi franchise Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, all you really need to know is that it involved a killer TV show with interactive action figures...

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