Scorpio (comics)

Scorpio (comics)

Scorpio is the name of several fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. Most of the men to use the Scorpio identity have been supervillains who have been affiliated with the Zodiac criminal cartel, and in this context were enemies of the Avengers and other superheroes.

corpio (Jake Fury)


caption=Cover to the "Nick Fury: Scorpio" TPB reprinting the first appearance of Scorpio. Art by Jim Steranko
real_name=Jacob "Jake" Fury
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut=(as Fury): "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #68 (Jul 1969)"
(as Scorpio): "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1" (Jun 1968)
creators=Jim Steranko
aliases=Jacques LaPoint, Count Julio Scarlotti, Nick Fury

Publication history

Jake Fury first appeared in "Strange Tales" #159 (August, 1967), and was created by Jim Steranko. He also appeared in "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos" #68-69 (July-August 1969).

The character subsequently appeared as Scorpio in "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." #1 (June 1968), #5 (October 1968), "The Avengers" #72 (January 1970), "Defenders" #46 (April 1977), #48-49 (June-July 1977), #50 (August 1977), "West Coast Avengers Annual" #1 (1986), "West Coast Avengers" #26-28 (November 1987-January 1988), "Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection" (1989), "Fury" #1 (May 1994), and "Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D." #4 (July 1995).

Jacob Fury received an entry in the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition" #17.

Fictional character biography

Jacob "Jake" Fury, the brother of Nick Fury, was born in New York City. As the original Scorpio, he died twice (once via suicide), only to be revived in a succession of android bodies by the intelligent, extra-dimensional Zodiac Key from which he drew his power. Another man, Jacques LaPoint, became the second Scorpio and led the Zodiac until Jake (in his second android body) killed him. Impersonating LaPoint, Fury led eleven other Zodiac-themed androids to kill and replace the rest of the human Zodiac. Scorpio and the other androids were deactivated when they were transported to the Zodiac Key's dimension of origin during a battle with the West Coast Avengers. Another Scorpio was the leader of the Zodiac team who fought Alpha Flight and was later massacred by Malcolm Colcord's Weapon X team.

corpio (Mikel Fury)

Nick Fury's illegitimate son Mikel has also used the Scorpio identity. Mikel originally believed himself to be Jake Fury's son, and used a duplicate of the Zodiac Key to battle his father and Wolverine. When he learned that his mother had lied about his parentage, Mikel switched sides and became affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D. for several months, following intensive therapy. When he was led to believe that the Punisher had killed Nick Fury, he pursued the vigilante until persuaded to back down by fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. He has apparently resigned from SHIELD as a result of that incident. His current disposition in the wake of discovering his biological father is in fact still alive has not yet been decided or depicted by any Marvel title.

Other media

Scorpio appears in "" as a member of the Zodiac and Taurus' right hand man. He is depicted as an alien with scorpion mandibles on his jaw, a scorpion claw for a right hand, and a scorpion tail on the back of his head.

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