The Scorpion

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Adventurer for hire, former soldier (many times throughout his long life), former pilot

Affiliations: Ruby (assistant)

Enemies: Garro Kalaydjian, Buddy Lyle

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Moro Frost (the name he was using in the first 2 issues), J.C. Clellan Love, Virgil Torrent, Ben Turck, Michael Christy

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: The Scorpion #1 (Atlas Comics, February 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Immortal

History: The Scorpion was an apparently immortal adventurer who had adopted various identities through the centuries. In the early 20th century he was known as Moro Frost, an adventurer available for hire to solve mysteries and right wrongs, aided by his assistant Ruby. Among the cases he dealt with were a spate of plane crashes which plagued Empire State Airways, which turned out to be caused by shipping magnate Garro Kalaydjian, using a sonic device to kill the pilots; and the disappearance of financier Jules Reinhardt, who turned out to have been murdered using voodoo.

Comments: Created by Howard Chaykin. Mike Murphy informs me that "Howard Chaykin, thwarted from continuing work on his creation the Scorpion by Martin Goodman's machinations, made due by creating another character in a similar vein - Dominic Fortune"

Thanks to Josh Geren who informed me of some of the Scorpion's former occupations, and of his powers. Thanks to Grant Forsythe for additional information.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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