The Scorpion

 SCOF   (Atlas, 1975)

™ and ©1975 Atlas Comics, published by Seaboard Periodicals, Inc.

Moro Frost comes from a strange line of adventurers whose number have included a balloonist for the Union during the Civil War, and a pilot for the Lafayette Escadrille in World War I. All these men had different names, but one wonders whether they were not somehow the same man—known today as the Scorpion.

The Scorpion is a freelance swashbuckler, a sort of “hero for hire” charging outrageous sums for his services, but always delivering the goods. He’s assisted in his adventures by his secretary, Miss Ruby Bishop, a beautiful woman who can more than fend for herself. Together they take on all manner of thugs and evildoers.

This series lasted a mere three issues, par for the course for ill-fated Atlas Comics. It was created by ace artist Howard Chaykin, and bears a striking resemblance to his later characters Dominic Fortune and the Midnight Men.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  2/1/1975
  $0.25
  $10.50
8 copies available from $2.50
1st Appearance of The Scorpion I (Moro Frost)Howard ChaykinHoward Chaykin

#2

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $12.50
5 copies available from $2.42
Chaykin story/art. Assists from Wrightson, Kaluta, and Simonson. Ernie Colan cover.Howard ChaykinBernie Wrightson, Michael W. Kaluta, Walt Simonson

#3

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $9.50
7 copies available from $2.00
1st Appearance of The Scorpion II (David Harper); Final IssueGabriel LevyJim Craig