The Devil's Mark (The Scorpion)

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Rome the beautiful is dying, the symbol of civilization falling, the empire burning. Hidden from massacres and looting, a strange meeting is held by nine families who share the Roman Empire. To retain their power, they decide to support a new religion-Christianity-as well as its representative, the pope. But who are these 9 mysterious families? Later, much later, it's the Renaissance. Christianity prospers. A brigand called The Scorpion makes a living by unearthing relics in the depths of the Roman catacombs, which he sells at high prices to princes and bishops. Trebaldi, a powerful cardinal, takes an interest in this Scorpion, who is either a creature of the devil. or a witness to a cursed era, who must disappear .

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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...

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