One year ago this month, Nemo Publishing released its first limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X. In celebration of this one year anniversary, from now through Thursday, Dec. 31, all Commander X action figures will be available at a special price of $15.00 (regular price $19.95) exclusively at this link.
There are four variants in this collection (Golden Age Commander X, 1950s Commander X, Western Knight, and the Barbary Knight). This collectible figure is created in a retro-style reminiscent of figures made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s. Piscopo is working with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection and additional variants are planned for release in 2010.
Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo’s all-ages graphic novel series, “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli.” Commander X is an amnesiac who has been sent from the future to save the earth from inevitable destruction. He is a based on the Depression-era heroes of the comic book and movie serials of the 1930s.
Photos of all the figures can be viewed at this link.
A video clip about the figures can be viewed at this link.
But wait, there's more!
When customers order a Commander X action figure they are automatically entered to win one of three super-limited-edition Sea Ghost action figure prototypes. The first winner will be drawn Dec. 15, 2009 and the two final winners will be drawn July 15, 2010 and Dec. 15, 2010. Like Commander X, Sea Ghost is a key character in the “Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series. More details about the contest can be found at this link.
Also on Dec.15, in the long-standing tradition of Christmas-edition comic books, Nemo Publishing will release its 2nd annual Commander X-Mas “Commander X Adventures” comic book as a free download on its website.
This free comic book features stories about the legendary time traveler, Commander X, and co-stars the mysterious Circe, Sorceress of the Sea. Circe is a heroine from lost Lemuria, an ancient empire from over 10,000 years ago. Readers are briefly introduced to her in Volume 1 of “Capt’n Eli” and she is featured prominently in Volume 3, which will be released in 2010.
Piscopo edited this free comic book with a team of creators from around the United States and England, including: Frank Schildiner, Mike Fyles, Danny Kelly, Robert Caine Jeffcoat, Norn Cutson and Delfin Barral.
Read the full press release about this new, free comic book at this link.