Le Scorpion is a series created in 2000 by Enrico Marini and Stephen Desberg, telling the adventures of Armando Catalano, also known as The Scorpion, a trafficker of religious relics. In 18th century Italy (and France), the albums develop a conspiracy theory that pits the hero against nine families who hold power in the Vatican and thus decide the fate of Europe.
Since 2020, the drawings and colors have been handled by Luigi Critone, while Desberg is still responsible for the script.
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Enrico MARINI is an Italian cartoonist, cartoonist and screenwriter born in Switzerland near Basel.
Very early on, he drew and created his first comics. Pushed by friends, he presented his work in competitions. A graduate of the Basel School of Fine Arts in 1991, he was spotted in 1987 by Cono Affolter, who organized the Sierre Comic Strip Festival. Through him, Marini enters into a relationship with a young publishing house Alten Publishers which will allow him to make his first official steps, as a designer of the series Les dossiers d'Olivier Varèse.
In 1993, with Thierry Smolderen writing the script, he gave birth to Gipsy, a six-volume anticipation series. In parallel, with Stephen Desberg, he made a childhood dream come true by creating a western series, The Desert Star. It will then be Raptors with Jean Dufaux in four volumes, then Scorpion, always with Desberg who has 14 volumes to date.
In 2007, alone, he gave birth to the Eagles of Rome. He provided the script, drawings and colours. The series propels him to the forefront of European comics and opens the doors to DC Comics for which he signs a Batman adventure in two volumes, before publishing, in November 2021, at Dargaud, the first installment of a diptych: Noir Burlesque.
Changing style and universe on demand, Marini remains consistent in its detailed graphics where the very large rubs the precious details and where the cutouts give an epic breath to the narrated adventures, From the dusty plains of the West to the battlefields of Romans!