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|Title= The Scorpia
 
|Title= The Scorpia
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|Start= December 23rd, 1957
 
|Start= December 23rd, 1957
 
|End= May 3rd, 1958
 
|End= May 3rd, 1958
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|Writer= [[Lee Falk]]
 
|Writer= [[Lee Falk]]
 
|Artist= [[Wilson McCoy]]
 
|Artist= [[Wilson McCoy]]
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|Colorist=N/A
 
|Preceded="[[The Crown Jewels of Corba]]"
 
|Preceded="[[The Crown Jewels of Corba]]"
 
|Followed="[[The Two Signs]]"
 
|Followed="[[The Two Signs]]"
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*[[Devil]]
 
*[[Devil]]
 
*[[Guran]]
 
*[[Guran]]
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*[[Toma]]
 
*[[Diana Palmer-Walker|Diana Palmer]]
 
*[[Diana Palmer-Walker|Diana Palmer]]
 
*[[Lily Palmer]]
 
*[[Lily Palmer]]
 
*[[Dave Palmer|Colonel Dave Palmer]]
 
*[[Dave Palmer|Colonel Dave Palmer]]
*[[The 1st Phantom]] (mentioned)
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*[[The 1st Phantom]]/[[The 3rd Phantom|The Phantom of 1612]] (mentioned)
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*[[The 8th Phantom|The Phantom of 1715]] (mentioned)
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*[[The 9th Phantom|The Phantom of 1718]] (mentioned)
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*[[The 11th Phantom|The Phantom of 1765]] (mentioned)
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*[[The 13th Phantom|The Phantom of 1803]] (mentioned)
 
*Unidentified past Phantoms
 
*Unidentified past Phantoms
 
*[[Baron]]
 
*[[Baron]]
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*[[Brunel de Gottschalk|The Scorpia leader of 1612]]
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
*Miss Welch
 
*Miss Welch
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*Gus
 
*Gus
 
*Miki
 
*Miki
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*Miki's Grandfather (mentioned)
 
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'''Locations'''
 
'''Locations'''
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*"[[The Island of Death (1971 story)|The Island of Death]]" by [[Özcan Eralp]]
 
*"[[The Island of Death (1971 story)|The Island of Death]]" by [[Özcan Eralp]]
 
*"[[The Scorpia Menace]]" by [[Basil Copper]]
 
*"[[The Scorpia Menace]]" by [[Basil Copper]]
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=== Referenced in ===
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*"[[The Mona Lisa Caper]]" by [[Norman Worker]] and [[Jaime Vallvé]]
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*"[[Return of the Scorpia]]" by [[Norman Worker]] and [[Kari Leppänen]]
  
 
==Behind the scenes ==
 
==Behind the scenes ==
 
[[Image:Phantom-d069-01.jpg|thumb|200px|Title panel.]]
 
[[Image:Phantom-d069-01.jpg|thumb|200px|Title panel.]]
 
*The title "The Scorpia" appears in the first strip of the story.
 
*The title "The Scorpia" appears in the first strip of the story.
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*Diana refers to the Phantom of 1612 as [[the First Phantom]]. As the year does not match years given in later stories, one interpretation could be that Diana misremebers which Phantom was active in 1612.
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*There is no connection between the name Scorpia and the animal scorpion, which often is the case in later stories featuring Scorpia.
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*The Phantom very clearly strikes a Scorpia henchman with his left hand, but still leaves a skull mark.
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*There are many similarities between this story and the [[Mandrake the Magician]] story "[http://www.mandrakewiki.org/index.php?title=The_Sign_of_8 The Sign of 8]" where Mandrake's girlfriend Narda goes back to school and studies a medieval gang called "8", and finds clues that they are still active in modern times.
  
 
== Reprints ==
 
== Reprints ==
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=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
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*''[[Göteborgs-Tidningen]]'' 1959 &ndash; 1960
 
*''[[Nerikes Allehanda]]'' March 26, 1960 &ndash; August 11, 1960
 
*''[[Nerikes Allehanda]]'' March 26, 1960 &ndash; August 11, 1960
 
*"Den hemliga ligan", [[Fantomen 2/1961|''Fantomen'' 2/1961]]
 
*"Den hemliga ligan", [[Fantomen 2/1961|''Fantomen'' 2/1961]]
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*''[[Uniontown Morning Herald]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Uniontown Morning Herald]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[The Washington Reporter]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[The Washington Reporter]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*"The Scorpia", [[The Complete Newspaper Dailies: Volume Fifteen 1957–1959|''The Complete Newspaper Dailies:'' Volume Fifteen 1957–1959]] (2019)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_yugoslavia.png|border]] Yugoslavia===
 
=== [[Image:mini_yugoslavia.png|border]] Yugoslavia===
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[[Category: Daily stories|Scorpia, The]]
 
[[Category: Daily stories|Scorpia, The]]
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[[Category:1958 Stories|Scorpia, The]]

Latest revision as of 23:21, 10 May 2019

The Scorpia
The Scorpia.jpg
Start date: December 23rd, 1957
End date: May 3rd, 1958
# of strips: 114 strips (19 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Wilson McCoy
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Crown Jewels of Corba"
Followed by: "The Two Signs"

"The Scorpia" is the 69th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Wilson McCoy.

Plot Summary

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Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Miss Welch
  • Jimmy
  • Hobby Time host
  • Lil
  • Airfield mechanic
  • Gus
  • Miki
  • Miki's Grandfather (mentioned)

Locations

Tribes

Organizations

Old Jungle Sayings

  • "The Phantom strikes like a thunderbolt but moves softer than a stalking great cat."

Related stories

Remade as

Referenced in

Behind the scenes

Title panel.
  • The title "The Scorpia" appears in the first strip of the story.
  • Diana refers to the Phantom of 1612 as the First Phantom. As the year does not match years given in later stories, one interpretation could be that Diana misremebers which Phantom was active in 1612.
  • There is no connection between the name Scorpia and the animal scorpion, which often is the case in later stories featuring Scorpia.
  • The Phantom very clearly strikes a Scorpia henchman with his left hand, but still leaves a skull mark.
  • There are many similarities between this story and the Mandrake the Magician story "The Sign of 8" where Mandrake's girlfriend Narda goes back to school and studies a medieval gang called "8", and finds clues that they are still active in modern times.

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

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