Real Name: David Harper
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Newspaper publisher
Affiliations: the Golem
Enemies: The Golden Fuhrer
Known Relatives: None.
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: The Scorpion #3 (Atlas Comics, July 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Unknown - probably a good fighter.
History: When neo-Nazis working for the Golden Fuhrer kidnap Rabbi Raphael Akibah, planning to use the holy man to raise the dead leaders of the Third Reich, the Rabbi's daughter Sara turns to her employer, newspaper publisher David Harper, for help. Unknown to Sara, who is subsequently kidnapped too to provide leverage in making the Rabbi cooperate, David has another identity, that of the Scorpion, a costumed crimefighter. While David investigates in his superhero persona, the Rabbi uses his powers to raise a Golem to come to his aid. Encountering the lumbering behemoth, the Scorpion follows it to the Golden Fuhrer's hidden base beneath the World Trade Center. While the mystical creature slaughters the Fuhrer and his men, the Scorpion rescues the two hostages from the base, even as the Golem floods the subterranean lair.
Comments: Created by Gabe Levy and Jim Craig, very loosely inspired by the character created by Howard Chaykin.
Thanks to Grant Forsythe for information about the character.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Scorpio, member of Zodiac Force
Scorpio, Filipino hero
Scorpion, Golden Age Australian hero
Scorpion, the original Atlas comics character of that name
Scorpion, foe of Spider-Man
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