Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli

I have to say gang, this is one very excited Sith here. Jay Piscopo the writer/artist/creator of the soon to be massively popular "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" agreed to do an interview with me on this blog site. Now this graphic novel may not be in our system yet, but believe me when I say it's coming and when it gets here........baaaammmmm!!!!!!Before I show you the interview (see next post) let me give you a quick review of the first volume (I will make a special anouncement when it is offically in the PLCMC Collection) of this graphic novel series:

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli: The Mystery of Me, The Mystery of the Sargasso Sea; Plus Much More!!!!! by Jay Piscopo -

First let's introduce some of the characters:

Capt'n Eli - As a baby, Eli as he is to be named, is found beached in a highly advanced pod that has floated underneath the seas, with the baby in suspended animation, by an elderly lighthouse keeper and his wife. They decide to raise him as their own and because of his love of all things relating to the sea, he earns the nickname "Capt'n Eli" from his adopted father "Pops." Capt'n Eli shows a great proficiency with technology and other skills needed to command the sea along with special abilities, such as being able to hold his breath underwater for long stretches of time. Capt'n Eli is almost always accompanied in his adventures by Barney, his dog who is far from your ordinary dog, and Jolly Roger, a parrot who is 200 years old and speaks over 70 languages (See cover of Volume 1 above to see what Barney and Jolly Roger look like).

Commander X - It is rumored that Commander X is a descendant of Captain Nemo himself. Commander X explores the depths in a sub with a distinct hammerhead design. He was a hero in World War II and leader of "The Big 3." The Big 3 were made up of Commander X, The Savage Sea Raider and The Radioactive Human Sun. After the war he disappeared and has just recently reappeared on the scene. Although he was a hero in World War II, he is a mystery to all now. Some consider him a villain for sinking ships for reasons known only to himself. While others still look on him as a hero for he always takes mercy on his enemies and has rescued many seafaring vehicles from certain doom. Number 1 is his mechanical First Mate.

Not Pictured (except for the evil Hydrons):

The Seasearchers - A famous exploration team led by Professor Wow whose headquarters is their giant submarine known as "The Seascape." The rest of the crew consists of:
Dr. Amelio Bolo - Pilot and Inventor of the Hydrocopter.
Red Pepper - Engineer and designer/pilot of the Earthsub.
Commander Mark Fathom - Pilot of the Trident and Chief of Security.

The Aqarians - Pretty much the equivalent of surface dwellers, except they live beneath the sea. Their greatest city, in which their king rules, is Aquaria.

The Hydrons - The evil enemies of the Aquarians.

There are lots more characters, both friend and foe, to be found in this terrific book. I just wanted to give you a quick overview of some of them and let you discover the rest.

The first story "The Mystery of Me" introduces us to the main character of the graphic novel Capt'n Eli. This is Capt'n Eli's origin story and introduces many characters and asks many questions that you will be intrigued to learn about in future stories. In this story he joins the Seaserchers and also meets for the first time Commander X.

The second story in the book,"The Mystery of the Sargasso Sea," is an adventure tale that involves the mysterious Sargasso Sea that has been a floating burial ground for ships throughout history and the even more curious Bermuda Triangle where both ships and other seafaring vessels, planes even, have mysteriously disappeared never to be found again. This story involves time travel,Christopher Columbus, some of the very interesting history (or would that be future????) of Commander X, and lots of battling with the Hydrons. This is such a cool story!!!!!!

The last story in the book, "The Return of Baron Hydro," take us back to the days of World War II. The Big 3 (Commander X, Sea Raider, and the Human Sun) take on Baron Hydro and his Hydrons. This story is action packed and just a whole lot of fun!!!!!!!!

I really can't emphasize enough how cool I think this graphic novel is and how much I am looking forward to future releases. Also did you know that there is a tatical (super cool) card game that goes along with the Capt'n Eli Graphic Novel Series. Did you know that the library maybe (ah, who am I kidding, I should say most certainly) planning a fun and exciting "Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" Special Event in the near future (Can you think games, comics, graphic novels, trivia, and more?????)? Stay tuned Bloggers, fun is right around the corner.

Well a big Hardy, Har, Har all,


P.S. To see and find out out even more cool stuff about Capt'n Eli check out:

1 comment:

Lord Vader said...

I just finished "Star Wars Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception" by Jude Watson. It picks up the story shortly after Anakin becomes Darth Vader and when Leia is just a small child. It takes place on Alderaan when Leia's presence is felt in the force because of her strength in it. The dark side doesn't know who is causing a ripple in the force but they want to find the being and deal with it. I thought this book was great and I think other readers that like the Star Wars movies will like this book as well. I can't wait to see the Clone Wars movie on August 15th.

Mikie a.k.a Lord Vader