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


New Black Bat Action Figure On Sale

Stand by for adventure!   Special Nemo Publishing action figure sale celebrates the release of the new Black Bat figure

PORTLAND, MAINE (December 31, 2014) –   Six years ago, Nemo Publishing released its first limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X.  Today, the Nemo collection has grown to include 14 action figures, including the new Black Bat and the exciting new Sea Ghost figure which will ship in January. 

In celebration of this popular action figure series and the release of the new Black Bat, Nemo Publishing announces a special online sale exclusively at  From now through Friday, February 16, all action figures (except for Sea Ghost) will be available at a special price of $15.00 (regular price $19.95).

These eight-inch collectible “maker” action figures are created in a retro-style reminiscent of those made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s. Creator Jay Piscopo worked with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection. 

The Black Bat action figure is a reworking of the classic 1939 hero and was designed by Jay Piscopo and assembled with the help of Paul Clarke.

Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series and has created numerous titles featuring spin off characters from this book including “The Sea Ghost” and “Commander X All-Star Special.”

“I'm huge fan of the Black Bat,” said Piscopo.  “He is an interesting character and has a fascinating place in pop culture history with Batman and Daredevil.  It's exciting to have him included on the Nemo Toys roster.  His look translates into the new Mego style extremely well. I’m looking forward to offering more pulp and golden age characters like him in the future.”

A video clip featuring the Commander X action figure collection can be viewed at this link.  

The Legend of the Black Bat:  When District Attorney Tony Quinn was blinded with acid by criminals, he thought his days of fighting crime were over.  After a successful operation to restore his sight, Tony retains his heightened senses and gains the ability to see in the dark.  He continues as a District Attorney while maintaining the ruse that he is still blind and adopts the identity of “The Black Bat” to punish criminals who have escaped justice.

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Sea Ghost Action Figure - Arrives January 2015

The all new Sea Ghost Action Figure is on its way to the Nemo Publishing warehouse and will ship in January 2015.

Keep your eye on this page for more information on how to order this figure in January (retail price $20) directly from Nemo Publishing.  And be sure to ask your favorite comic shop to order this for you (Diamond Code JUL142068). 

This 8" action figure looks absolutely fantastic and we can't wait to share it with you next month!  

This collectible maker action figure is based on the classic Mego style and has been handcrafted with the help of Paul "Doc Mego" Clarke.  

More about the Sea Ghost at this link.  This character was created by Jay Piscopo and first appeared in his "Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" graphic novel series.  

If you preordered this figure, we will notify you in January when this figure ships.  Your credit card will not be charged until the time of shipment.  We appreciate your business!  

Nemo Publishing