Real Name: 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)
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
Scorpio, member of Zodiac Force
Scorpio, Filipino hero
Scorpion, Golden Age Australian hero
Scorpion, the original Atlas comics character of that name
Scorpion, foe of Spider-Man
Scorpion, his successor at Atlas comics
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to US Independents Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.