Scorpion: Poison Tomorrow
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Scorpion: Poison Tomorrow

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After the vicious murder of her adoptive parents, Carmilla Black discovers her birth mother is the top scientist of the worldwide terrorist network A.I.M. Now, to unravel the secrets of her true identity and mysterious power, she's tracking her mother down - with S.H.I.E.L.D. in hot pursuit.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 9th 2005 by Marvel Comics Group
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A young orphan's adopted parents are murdered, forcing her into a world of terrorists, spies, and superheroes, where she confronts her real mother--a terrorist super-scientist. It's all extremely hackneyed, but it's plagued by worse problems: the main character's powers make no sense, even though they try really hard to say some science-y things; she complains about her scandalous outfit* but she keeps wearing it when the action starts; she tells us early on that she has no fight training, but p...more
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When she was 16, Carmilla Black's left arm flared up with deadly toxins, killing her prom date instantly. Terrified, she fled, leaving behind her adoptive parents, the only family she ever knew. She comes out of exile three years later when she learns they have been murdered. Among their personal effects, she finds her real birth certificate-- including her birth mother's name. She travels to the South Asian nation of Madripoor, where she was born, in hopes of finding...more
Although this starts from volume seven, it sums up those volumes quite nicely, so that you don't feel like you missed anything. Carmilla is a young woman who seeks to find out who she is. Not only that, but her troublesome power has caused her only grief, and as events happen she learns to accept them, and herself. She is bold, and thinks for herself, and makes a great dark heroine. The story is aimed at discovering her past, and her new place in the world, whether that be with A.I.M or S.H.I.E....more
Rising star Fred van Lente in some of his earlier super-hero work.
The new Scorpion costume is kind of neat.
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