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|Title= The Scorpia
 
|Title= The Scorpia
|image=  
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|image= [[Image:The Scorpia.jpg|300px]]
 
|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]]
 +
|Colorist=N/A
 
|Preceded="[[The Crown Jewels of Corba]]"
 
|Preceded="[[The Crown Jewels of Corba]]"
|Followed="[[The Carlyle's Good Mark]]"
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|Followed="[[The Two Signs]]"
 
|}}
 
|}}
 
'''"The Scorpia"''' is the 69th [[The Phantom|Phantom]] [[daily story]].  
 
'''"The Scorpia"''' is the 69th [[The Phantom|Phantom]] [[daily story]].  
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<div style="float:left; width:50%;">
 
<div style="float:left; width:50%;">
 
'''Recurring characters'''
 
'''Recurring characters'''
 
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*[[The 21st Phantom|The Phantom]]
 +
*[[Hero]]
 +
*[[Devil]]
 +
*[[Guran]]
 +
*[[Toma]]
 +
*[[Diana Palmer-Walker|Diana Palmer]]
 +
*[[Lily Palmer]]
 +
*[[Dave Palmer|Colonel Dave Palmer]]
 +
*[[The 1st Phantom]]/[[The 3rd Phantom|The Phantom of 1612]] (mentioned)
 +
*[[The 8th Phantom|The Phantom of 1715]] (mentioned)
 +
*[[The 9th Phantom|The Phantom of 1718]] (mentioned)
 +
*[[The 11th Phantom|The Phantom of 1765]] (mentioned)
 +
*[[The 13th Phantom|The Phantom of 1803]] (mentioned)
 +
*Unidentified past Phantoms
 +
*[[Baron]]
 +
*[[Brunel de Gottschalk|The Scorpia leader of 1612]]
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
'''One-time characters'''
 
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*Miss Welch
 +
*Jimmy
 +
*Hobby Time host
 +
*Lil
 +
*Airfield mechanic
 +
*Gus
 +
*Miki
 +
*Miki's Grandfather (mentioned)
 
</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
'''Locations'''
 
'''Locations'''
 
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*USA
 +
**Palmer home
 +
**College
 +
**Police station
 +
**Airport
 +
**Museum
 +
**23, Scorpia's American Branch
 +
*Bengali
 +
**[[The Deep Woods]]
 +
***[[The Skull Cave]]
 +
****[[The Skull Throne]]
 +
****[[The Chronicle Room]]
 +
**[[Bengalitown]]
 +
*China coast (mentioned)
 +
*Scorpia island
 +
**[[Center]]
 +
*West Africa (mentioned)
 +
*France (mentioned)
 +
**Paris (mentioned)
 +
*Hong-Kong (mentioned)
 +
*United Kingdom (mentioned)
 +
**London (mentioned)
 +
*Italy (mentioned)
 +
**Rome (mentioned)
 
'''Tribes'''
 
'''Tribes'''
 
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*[[Bandar]]
 
'''Organizations'''
 
'''Organizations'''
 
*[[Scorpia]]
 
*[[Scorpia]]
'''Vehicles'''
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*Bengali World Airways
 +
'''[[Old Jungle Sayings]]'''
 +
*"The Phantom strikes like a thunderbolt but moves softer than a stalking great cat."
  
 
</div><br clear="all">
 
</div><br clear="all">
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== Related stories ==
 
== Related stories ==
 
=== Remade as ===
 
=== Remade as ===
 +
*"[[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]]
 +
=== Referenced in ===
 +
*"[[The Mona Lisa Caper]]" by [[Norman Worker]] and [[Jaime Vallvé]]
 +
*"[[Return of the Scorpia]]" by [[Norman Worker]] and [[Kari Leppänen]]
 +
 +
==Behind the scenes ==
 +
[[Image:Phantom-d069-01.jpg|thumb|200px|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 "[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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*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 706 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #706]] &ndash; [[The Phantom 707 (Frew)|#707]] (1980)
 
*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 706 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #706]] &ndash; [[The Phantom 707 (Frew)|#707]] (1980)
 
*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 1078 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #1078]] (1994)
 
*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 1078 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #1078]] (1994)
 +
*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 1683 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #1683]] (2014)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
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=== [[Image:mini_finland.gif|border]] Finland ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_finland.gif|border]] Finland ===
 
*"Salainen liiga", [[Sarjakirja 45|''Sarjakirja'' #45]] (1978)
 
*"Salainen liiga", [[Sarjakirja 45|''Sarjakirja'' #45]] (1978)
 +
*"Skorpioniliiga", ''[[Ilta-Sanomat]]'' November 26, 2013 &ndash; December 23, 2013
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_france.gif]] France ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_france.gif]] France ===
 
*"La bande des Scorpions", [[Le Fantôme Spécial 84|''Le Fantôme Spécial'' #84]] (1970)
 
*"La bande des Scorpions", [[Le Fantôme Spécial 84|''Le Fantôme Spécial'' #84]] (1970)
 +
*"La bande des Scorpions", [[Le Fantôme Spécial Album 16|''Le Fantôme Spécial Album'' #16]] (1970?)
 +
 +
=== [[Image:mini_germany.gif]] Germany ===
 +
*[[Phantom 3 (Incos)|'' Phantom'' #3]] (1997)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_india.gif]] India ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_india.gif]] India ===
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*"La stirpe dei corsari Scorpia", [[Phantom 256 (Comic Art) New Comics Now|''Phantom'' #256]]
 
*"La stirpe dei corsari Scorpia", [[Phantom 256 (Comic Art) New Comics Now|''Phantom'' #256]]
 
*"La stirpe dei corsari Scorpia", [[L'uomo mascherato - Phantom|''L'uomo mascherato - Phantom'']] (1998)
 
*"La stirpe dei corsari Scorpia", [[L'uomo mascherato - Phantom|''L'uomo mascherato - Phantom'']] (1998)
 +
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=== [[Image:mini_mexico.gif]] Mexico ===
 +
*"El Alacrán", ''[[El Informador]]'' February 27, 1958 &ndash; July 12, 1958
  
 
=== [[Image:Mini_nz.png]] New Zealand ===
 
=== [[Image:Mini_nz.png]] New Zealand ===
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=== [[Image:mini_spainunderfranco.gif]] [[Image:mini_spain.gif]] Spain ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_spainunderfranco.gif]] [[Image:mini_spain.gif]] Spain ===
 
*"El Alacrán", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 33|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #33]], "La central del crimen", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 34|#34]], "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 35|#35]], and "Aplastando el Mal", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 36|#36]] (1958)
 
*"El Alacrán", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 33|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #33]], "La central del crimen", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 34|#34]], "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 35|#35]], and "Aplastando el Mal", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado 36|#36]] (1958)
 +
*"El Alacrán", "La central del crimen", "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado - Album de Lujo 7|''El Hombre Enmascarado - Album de Lujo'' #7]], and "Aplastando el Mal", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado - Album de Lujo 8|#8]] (1961)
 +
*"El Alacrán", "La central del crimen", "La isla desconocida", and "Aplastando el Mal", [[Libro de Oro II|''Libro de Oro'' II]] (1962)
 
*"El Alacrán", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 24A|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #24A]], "La central del crimen", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 25A|#25A]], and "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 26A|#26A]] (1964)
 
*"El Alacrán", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 24A|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #24A]], "La central del crimen", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 25A|#25A]], and "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos, Serie A: El Hombre Enmascarado 26A|#26A]] (1964)
 +
*"El Alacrán", "La central del crimen", and "La isla desconocida", [[Album de El Hombre Enmascarado|''Album de El Hombre Enmascarado'']] (1965)
 +
*"El Alacrán", "La central del crimen", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado - Biblioteca Eterna 6|''El Hombre Enmascarado Biblioteca Eterna'' #6]], and "La isla desconocida", [[Héroes Modernos: El Hombre Enmascarado - Biblioteca Eterna 7|#7]] (1970)
 
*"El Escorpion", [[El Hombre Enmascarado 28 (Vértice)|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #28]] (1975)
 
*"El Escorpion", [[El Hombre Enmascarado 28 (Vértice)|''El Hombre Enmascarado'' #28]] (1975)
 
*"La estirpe de los escopriones", [[Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado 14 (Euroclub Magerit)|''Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado'' #14]]
 
*"La estirpe de los escopriones", [[Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado 14 (Euroclub Magerit)|''Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado'' #14]]
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
 +
*''[[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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*''[[Örnsköldsviks Allehanda]]'' December 22, 1960 &ndash; ?, 1961 - ''the first two strips missing''
 
*''[[Örnsköldsviks Allehanda]]'' December 22, 1960 &ndash; ?, 1961 - ''the first two strips missing''
 
*"Den hemliga ligan", [[Serie-pocket 73 (Sweden)|''Serie-pocket'' #73]] (1978)
 
*"Den hemliga ligan", [[Serie-pocket 73 (Sweden)|''Serie-pocket'' #73]] (1978)
 +
 +
=== [[Image:mini_turkey.gif]] Turkey ===
 +
*"Akrep Çetesi", [[Kızılmaske 190 (First Series)|''Kızılmaske'' #190]] &ndash; [[Kızılmaske 192 (First Series)|#192]] (1977)
 +
*"Akrep Çetesi", [[Kızılmaske Albüm N˚ 59|''Kızılmaske Albüm'' #59]] &ndash; [[Kızılmaske Albüm N˚ 60|#60]] (197?)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_uk.gif]] United Kingdom ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_uk.gif]] United Kingdom ===
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=== [[Image:mini_usa.gif]] USA ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_usa.gif]] USA ===
 
*''[[The Beaver County Times]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[The Beaver County Times]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Bradford Era]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Charleston Daily Mail]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Chester Times]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Denton Record-Chronicle]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Laurel Leader-Call]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[The Oneonta Star]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Oxnard Press-Courier]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Oxnard Press-Courier]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[The Plattsburgh Press-Republican]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[The Pocono Record]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Reading Eagle]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Reading Eagle]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Rome News-Tribune]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Rome News-Tribune]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Sandusky Register Star News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[Syracuse Herald Journal]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 +
*''[[The Times Recorder]]'' 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
 +
*"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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