Appearance Schedule

To book Jay Piscopo for school and library visits, please contact Tami Burke at

May 7, 2016
Free Comic Book Day
Jay will be at Bull Moose in the morning and Casablanca Comics in the afternoon doing free superhero sketches

June 4, 2016
Portland Public Library
Portland, Maine

June 11, 2016
10:00 - 6:00
Concord, New Hampshire

October 23, 2016
Portland, Maine


I Believe!

300 adventurous souls turned out for Santa’s arrival in Portland Harbor aboard Casco Bay Lines Ferry in Portland, Maine. Adventure lovers of all ages read Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli comics and enjoyed hand-crafted Maine Capt’n Eli’s Soda and tasty treats from Dimillo’s. Event organizer Rhonda Birkbeck urged the merry crowd to coax Santa and his elves from the North Pole by letting them know we still believe in the magic of Christmas by chanting I Believe. Rhonda Birkbeck is setting Portland’s historic Old Port on fire with The Twelve Days of Christmas promotion this holiday season. Her next challenge is to convince Portlanders to believe we can stuff a METRO bus with books and toys for kids in need this Friday, December 5! Our caps off to Rhonda, Caity Baker and the Casco Bay Lines crew for a fantastic way to herald in the season in Portland, Maine. View photos HERE.


Books for the bus!

Purchase an Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel and, for every book sold, we'll donate a book to the METRO toy bus to help "stuff a bus" with toys and books for kids in need. Order HERE for a special WEB ONLY holiday price: $8.00 (regularly $9.99)or visit Casablanca Comics. Buy Capt'n Eli at Casablanca on Friday, December 5 and receive a free bottle of Capt'n Eli's Root Beer!


Commander X-Mas

The Commander X Ultimate Adventurer Action Figure is now available for pre-order! Just $19.95 plus shipping. Click HERE to order. The first 100 people to order will receive Volume 1 of Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series for FREE!

The Commander X 8" action figure is based on the classic Mego-style. Developed by Mego customizer Dana Shaw and manufactured by Dr. Mego himself -- Paul Clarke. This new action figure will ship in December for Commander X-Mas!. More details coming soon on Commander X Action Figure variants! And be sure to stay tuned for new Commander X stories and art coming in December!


Comicsbulletin - Review by Kara and Thom Young

"The Capt’n Eli series is great fun for fans of the classic kid’s stories we enjoyed as children. Yet it isn’t just a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane. Piscopo manages to tell blend contemporary elements with the Silver Age qualities that gives Capt’n Eli and his Seasearcher colleagues a timeless quality. This is a series that deserves to make it in today’s crowded marketplace...."
~ Thom Young, Comicsbulletin

Thom and Kara Young are a fantastic father/daugther review team on Comicsbulletin. Kara is 6-years-old and today she and her dad both reviewed the new all-ages graphic novel series The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli by Jay Piscopo of Portland, Maine. Read each of their reviews HERE.


Extra, extra read all about it!

"Jay Piscopo throws the dial over to eleven and creates a book that’s even better than the first....Where all of this action needs a home, though, is a weekly half-hour spot on the Cartoon Network. This would look absolutely amazing."
- Jeff Marsick, Newsarama

Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli - Volume 2 is a Best Shot on Newsarama. Reviewed by Jeff Marsick.

I reviewed and praised Volume 1 a few months back and eagerly awaited Volume 2. Figuring and fearing that the sequel could only disappoint on the fun and adventure established in the pilot, I cracked the cover with a healthy dose of skepticism. Turns out I was completely wrong, as Jay Piscopo throws the dial over to eleven and creates a book that’s even better than the first, “The Empire Strikes Back” as it were, of the series.

It’s a heady read in the beginning, as Mr. Piscopo channels his inner Chris Claremont and lays down a lot of back story about two undersea utopias, Lemuria and Atlantis. Pretty standard Shakespearean fare tempered with some New Gods influence shapes the history, with villains and heroes and Princesses, oh my! It all leads up to the creation of the undersea kingdom of Aquarius, where our titular hero now finds himself, standing beside the enigmatic Commander X, the kingdom’s Lord Protector. Faster than Eli can say “Fraffle!” the kingdom finds itself under attack, and the story hits the hyperdrive button: Commander X goes missing. Eli takes command of Sub Zero to mount a rescue mission. The Sea Searchers are looking for Eli. The World Security Navy, led by Admiral Taw McGraw is trying to find Commander X to bring him to justice. There’s a new villainous Lord Hydro, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with designs to carry on his father’s work of destroying Aquarius. And the Firehawks make their debut! All of this, on our planet, right there in the depths of the Sargasso Sea....
Click HERE for the full review.


The Portsmouth Comic Book Show

Flocks of fans turned out for the Portsmouth Comic Book Show yesterday. Read all about it in the Portsmouth Herald. Check out photos of Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew HERE. Adventure lovers of all-ages stopped by the Capt'n Eli booth to get a signed copy of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli and take home a free mini-comic and collecitble card game. All educators and librarians who stopped by received a free Undersea Adventures Triva Game library event kit. Great work by Jetpack Comics organizing a fantastic convention!


Be a super hero this holiday season!

Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew make it easy for you to gain the super power of sharing books!

Buy a book and the Capt'n will give a book! It's that easy.

Purchase an Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel at a special price, and the Capt'n will donate one to the METRO Toy Bus to help "Stuff a Bus" with books and toys for Maine kids in need!

Special WEB ONLY Holiday Price: $8.00 (regularly $9.99)

Or hop in your hydrocopter (or the METRO bus!) and fly to Casablanca Comics! For every Capt'n Eli graphic novel sold at Casablanca Comics between now and December 24 we’ll also donate a graphic novel to METRO.

Purchase Capt'n Eli at Casablanca Comics on December 5 and you'll also get a free bottle of Capt'n Eli's Root Beer!

Casablanca Comics
151 Middle St., Portland -- 207-780-1676
Rich Shopping Plaza, Windham -- 207-892-0056

METRO's "Stuff a Bus" is part of Portland, Maine's The Twelve Days of Christmas festivities in the Old Port.


METRO Stuff a Bus - December 5

If you live in Portland, Maine mark your calendar now for the METRO "Stuff a Bus" promotion on December 5! From 10am - 7pm bring a new, unwrapped toy or book, and join us at METRO Pulse, located on Elm Street (off Congress Street near the Portland Public Library), to spread good cheer as we “stuff a bus” with gifts for children in need.

A bottle of Capt'n Eli's Root Beer will be given to the first 100 people who donate a gift. The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew and Casablanca Comics are teaming up for a special promotion...stay tuned for more detail on how you can be a super hero this holiday season!

METRO "Stuff a Bus" is part of The Twelve Days of Christmas promotion in Portland's downtown.


Next Stop: Portsmouth Comic Book Show!

Look for Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew at The Portsmouth Comic Book Show Sunday, November 16 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire!


Capt'n Eliot!

Hundreds of Capt'n Eli fans turned out in Eliot, Maine for a day of undersea adventure at Capt'n Eli's Family Fun Day at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center. Check out all the photos HERE.

Newspaper reporter Geoff Cunningham from Foster's Daily Democrat joined the fun to interview comic artist Jay Piscopo and talk with some Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli fans. Read Geoff's story HERE.

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli creator Jay Piscopo spent the day drawing sketches and signing autographs while the rest of the crew handed out free comics, collectible card games, and Seasearcher tattoos to adventure lovers of all ages!

Families played the Undersea Adventures Trivia Game, tried their hand at coloring their favorite Capt'n Eli characters, met race car driver Sulo Burbank, rocked out with the Rick Miller Trio, enjoyed hilarious all ages improv comedy with The Escapists, and checked out real sea life with Blue Ocean Society.