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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. 

blackbatIn celebration of this popular action figure series and the release of the new Black Bat, Nemo Publishing announces a special online sale exclusively at www.captneli.com.  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.”

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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