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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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*[[Devil]]
 
*[[Devil]]
 
*[[Guran]]
 
*[[Guran]]
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*[[Toma]]
 
*[[Diana Palmer-Walker|Diana Palmer]]
 
*[[Diana Palmer-Walker|Diana Palmer]]
 
*[[Lily Palmer]]
 
*[[Lily Palmer]]
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*[[Baron]]
 
*[[Baron]]
 
*[[Brunel de Gottschalk|The Scorpia leader of 1612]]
 
*[[Brunel de Gottschalk|The Scorpia leader of 1612]]
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'''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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</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
</div><div style="float:right; width:50%;">
 
'''Locations'''
 
'''Locations'''
*USA
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*[[United States of America (location)|USA]]
 
**Palmer home
 
**Palmer home
 
**College
 
**College
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**Museum
 
**Museum
 
**23, Scorpia's American Branch
 
**23, Scorpia's American Branch
*Bengali
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*[[Bengali]]
 
**[[The Deep Woods]]
 
**[[The Deep Woods]]
 
***[[The Skull Cave]]
 
***[[The Skull Cave]]
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****[[The Chronicle Room]]
 
****[[The Chronicle Room]]
 
**[[Bengalitown]]
 
**[[Bengalitown]]
*China coast (mentioned)
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*[[China (location)|China]] coast (mentioned)
 
*Scorpia island
 
*Scorpia island
 
**[[Center]]
 
**[[Center]]
 
*West Africa (mentioned)
 
*West Africa (mentioned)
*France (mentioned)
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*[[France (location)|France]] (mentioned)
 
**Paris (mentioned)
 
**Paris (mentioned)
 
*Hong-Kong (mentioned)
 
*Hong-Kong (mentioned)
*United Kingdom (mentioned)
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*[[United Kingdom (location)|United Kingdom]] (mentioned)
 
**London (mentioned)
 
**London (mentioned)
*Italy (mentioned)
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*[[Italy (location)|Italy]] (mentioned)
 
**Rome (mentioned)
 
**Rome (mentioned)
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'''Tribes'''
 
'''Tribes'''
 
*[[Bandar]]
 
*[[Bandar]]
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'''Organizations'''
 
'''Organizations'''
 
*[[Scorpia]]
 
*[[Scorpia]]
 
*Bengali World Airways
 
*Bengali World Airways
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'''[[Old Jungle Sayings]]'''
 
'''[[Old Jungle Sayings]]'''
 
*"The Phantom strikes like a thunderbolt but moves softer than a stalking great cat."
 
*"The Phantom strikes like a thunderbolt but moves softer than a stalking great cat."
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[[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 misremembers 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.
 
*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.
 
*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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*"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)
 
*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 1683 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #1683]] (2014)
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*"The Scorpia", [[The Phantom 1865 (Frew)|''The Phantom'' #1865]] (2020)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_brazil.gif]] Brazil ===
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*"Os Escorpiões", [[Almanaque do Fantasma 1974B|''Almanaque do Fantasma'']] (1974)
 
*"Os Escorpiões", [[Almanaque do Fantasma 1974B|''Almanaque do Fantasma'']] (1974)
 
*"A Origem de Scorpia", [[Fantasma - Edição Histórica 15 (Saber)|''Fantasma - Edição Histórica'' #15]] (1995)
 
*"A Origem de Scorpia", [[Fantasma - Edição Histórica 15 (Saber)|''Fantasma - Edição Histórica'' #15]] (1995)
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=== [[Image:mini_canada.gif|border]] Canada===
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*''[[Le Nouvelliste]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*"Le scorpion", ''[[L'Action catholique]]'' August 28, 1958 &ndash; January 15, 1959
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_denmark.gif]] Denmark ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_denmark.gif]] Denmark ===
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*"Skorpionen", ''[[Hejmdal]]'' January 16, 1960 &ndash; June 2, 1960
 
*"Den hemmelige liga", [[Serie-pocket 24 (Denmark)|''Serie-pocket'' #24]] (1978)
 
*"Den hemmelige liga", [[Serie-pocket 24 (Denmark)|''Serie-pocket'' #24]] (1978)
  
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*"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 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]]
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*"La estirpe de los escopriones", [[Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado 14 (Euroclub Magerit)|''Phantom, El Hombre Enmascarado'' #14]] (1997?)
  
 
=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
 
=== [[Image:mini_sweden.gif]] Sweden ===
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*''[[Svenska Dagbladet]]'' May 13, 1959 &ndash; September 24, 1959
 
*''[[Göteborgs-Tidningen]]'' 1959 &ndash; 1960
 
*''[[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]]
 
*''[[Västernorrlands Allehanda]]'' November 24, 1960 &ndash; ?, 1961
 
*''[[Västernorrlands Allehanda]]'' November 24, 1960 &ndash; ?, 1961
*''[[Örnsköldsviks Allehanda]]'' December 22, 1960 &ndash; ?, 1961 - ''the first two strips missing''
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*''[[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)
  
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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
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*''[[The Birmingham News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Bradford Era]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Bradford Era]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[The Bristol Daily Courier]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Charleston Daily Mail]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Charleston Daily Mail]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[The Charlotte News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Chester Times]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Chester Times]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[Courier-Post]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[The Daily Item]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Denton Record-Chronicle]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Denton Record-Chronicle]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[The Evening News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[Green Bay Press-Gazette]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[Herald News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Laurel Leader-Call]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[Laurel Leader-Call]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[Morristown Gazette Mail]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[The Oneonta Star]]'' 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
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*''[[Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
 
*''[[The Plattsburgh Press-Republican]]'' 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
 
*''[[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
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*''[[Richmond Times-Dispatch]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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*''[[The Rome Daily Sentinel]]'' 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
 
*''[[Sandusky Register Star News]]'' December 23, 1957 &ndash; May 3, 1958
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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", [[Comics Revue 387-388|''Comics Revue'' #387-388]] (2018)
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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===
 
*"Stopama predaka", [[Denis 245|''Denis'' #245]] &ndash; [[Denis 246|#246]] (1981)
 
*"Stopama predaka", [[Denis 245|''Denis'' #245]] &ndash; [[Denis 246|#246]] (1981)
  
[[Category: Daily stories|Scorpia, The]]
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[[Category:Daily stories|Scorpia, The]]
 
[[Category:1958 Stories|Scorpia, The]]
 
[[Category:1958 Stories|Scorpia, The]]

Latest revision as of 16:35, 1 August 2020

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 misremembers 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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