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Commander X-Mas returns! On Tuesday, December 15, Nemo Publishing, publisher of Jay Piscopo’s “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” all-ages graphic novel series, will release its 2nd annual “Commander X Adventures” comic book as a free download on its website – www.captneli.com.
This free comic book features stories about the legendary time traveler, Commander X, who is an integral character in “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” books. This year’s edition 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.
This new edition of “Commander X Adventures” focuses on Commander X's early career in the 1930s, 40s and 50s and provides hints to the upcoming story in Volume 3.
“Commander X Adventures” was created in the long-standing tradition of Christmas edition comic books and the stories are told in the spirit of the great pulp adventure yarns of the 1930s and 40s. Piscopo edited this free comic book with a team of creators from around the United States and England.
Pulp and comic author Frank Schildiner has contributed two stories. The first is “Commander X vs. The Simian Squad” in which the Commander faces off with jet-packed gorillas in an action-packed story with a Christmas twist. This piece is illustrated by U.K. artist Mike Fyles in his signature pulp style. Readers will remember Fyles’ illustrations from last year’s “Commander X Adventures.”
Schildiner’s second story, “First Encounter,” is about the first meeting of Commander X and his scarlet-clad ally, Circe, Sorceress of the Sea. This story is set in Antarctica as well as the dark streets of 1930’s urban America where Commander X is on the trail of the Red Octopus. Exciting new artists Danny Kelly and Robert Caine Jeffcoat provided the illustrations for this piece.
The final story is written and illustrated by Commander X creator, Jay Piscopo. In “The Wake of the War-Beast,” Commander X and Circe team up to subdue an ancient sea monster in the Sea of Japan.
“Commander X Adventures” also features Circe pin-ups by accomplished illustrators Norn Cutson and Delfin Barral.
Download last year’s edition of “Commander X Adventures” at this link.
Click HERE to discover more about “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series. Volumes 1 and 2 of this series are available now and Volume 3 will be released in 2010.