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The Scorpion: The Treasure Of The Templars

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Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. The Scorpion is an excellent European series from Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg about a treasure hunter during the Renaissance.  Cinebook has been publishing English translations for a few years now and recently shipped volume four: The Treasure Of The Templars.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: On the run from both agents of the Vatican and Ottoman authorities, the Scorpion is forced into uneasy alliances to continue his quest. Riding towards the Holy Land, the motley band begins to unravel…read more

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The Scorpion

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Some online perusing of Cinebook offerings convinced me to pick up a copy of The Scorpion Volume 1; this includes The Devil’s Mark and The Pope’s Secret, two previously published French works by Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg.  Cinebook publishes foreign language books in English, allowing us to appreciate some great works. It seems a lot of French comics are published as 48 page issues and Cinebook likes to publish them in two issue volumes.  As well first credit is given to the artist and second credit to the writer,…read more

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