...For a more family-friendly theme, one could turn to "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli," which follows the exploits of a child inventor who, along with his dog and parrot, through a variety of high-tech capers. Series creator Jay Piscopo said that, while the series does contain many modern elements, he made a conscious effort to model his book after the heroes of the past, such as Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.
"The old adventure comics, they featured very complicated stories told in a simple way," said Piscopo. "And we're trying to emulate that. We're trying to bring back that sense of fun that the Silver Age of comics, and the old newspaper comic strips brought." Eli has no powers, beyond his intelligence and ability to invent. "If he needs to fly, he'll invent something to fly with," said Piscopo.
John DeSio has a great wrap up of New York Comic-Con online in The Village Voice. Read his article HERE. Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli got a nice mention!