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The The Scorpion: v. 2



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The The Scorpion: v. 2 by Stephen Desberg
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Two swashbuckling stories of intrigue and romance set in Casanova's Italy. In the first, The Stone Cross, The Scorpion discovers that his father was the murdered Pope. When Trebaldi addresses a huge crowd at the end of the mourning period, The Scorpion is there to tell the truth about how the beloved Pope met his end. In the second story, The Devil in the Vatican, Trebaldi claims that the sacred cross of St Peter miraculously appeared in his castle. The Scorpion must find the real cross if he is to prove Trebaldi's treachery.

Author Biography

Born in Brussels in 1954, it was in 1978 that Stephen Desberg started his professional script-writing career in earnest. His great talent allowed him to pass with ease from one genre to another, from fantasy atmospheres to realities around him. To him we owe, "Le Sang Noir" (Black blood), a romantic saga, "IR$", in which the original subject is the American tax system. Stephen Desberg is interested in the riddles of Christian origins and so completed with the illustrator Enrico Marini the fantastic saga "The Scorpion", which revolves around a flamboyant cape and sword hero in 18th century Rome. The Italian illustrator Marini had already worked with Desberg, their first meeting allowing them to realize a childhood dream: to draw a Western, by completing "L'Etoile du desert", which immediately earned him numerous awards. With "The Scorpion", Marini's drawing exploded with elegance and finesse...
Release date NZ
May 7th, 2009
Illustrated by Enrico Marini
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
696 comic strips
Cinebook Ltd
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