Pluto, Persephone and Scorpio Rose

Pluto, Persephone And Scorpio Rose

I cannot believe that i have never heard of the Eighties Comic book character Scorpio Rose before.  Launched in 1983, she made just three appearances – as far as i can ascertain. Fittingly, for a character named Scorpio Rose, her story is thoroughly Plutonic. A gypsy sorceress becomes immortal with super-powers after being sexually assaulted by a demon. Pluto Vibe is very much about the gaining of anti-fragility via trips to dark places. Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome.

Or is it even more appropriate to say that this is a Persephone theme? As some of you know, the planet currently called Eris is adjacent to Pluto and was originally supposed to be called Persephone. But, as there is an asteroid Persephone, it could not happen. But Persephone, the violated maiden turned Queen of the Underworld, is far apter. And her story loosely parallels that of Persephone.

Loyal to the Goddess Hecate, she devotes her life to study, magic and keeping esoteric knowledge away from dark forces. She lives a quiet life, in stealth mode, until one day the original demon shows up again, disguised as an eligible book buyer.  At least i think that’s it. Scorpio Rose is legit the first vintage comic i have actually wanted to get my hands on a.s.a.p.  Also, could this comic have just been ahead of its time? I just emailed the creator to learn more and hopefully get some Scorpio Rose comic books.

Check out these strips from the Scorpio Rose comic! Thoughts?

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Alchem
Alchem
January 7, 2020 9:17 am

Love this,so real.

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
September 13, 2018 11:50 pm

yayyyy just won these on ebay! interview, mystic……?

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
November 29, 2018 12:53 am
Reply to  Mystic

thats a shame

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
September 7, 2018 7:08 pm

cant wait for this interview….

rachel
rachel
August 7, 2018 3:19 pm

ECLIPSE COMICS!

Zenlucious
Zenlucious
July 27, 2018 8:39 am

PTSS! TRUTH! Now changing my vocabulary. Thank you.

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
July 26, 2018 11:03 pm

Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome this resonates with me. Brilliant. I refuse to be viewed or pitied as a hapless victim. I refuse to live with PTSD.
I love the Persephone and Medusa mythos of a woman wronged and she comes back stronger 10x fold. The archetype of the Femme Fatale.

Jokerman
Jokerman
July 27, 2018 2:50 am
Reply to  Scorpio_Rising

25 letters in the alfabet

@ms.mystik
@ms.mystik
July 24, 2018 11:00 pm

If your interested in this, also check out Promethea by Alan Moore. It is another occult themed comic with a strong female lead. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for sharing.

babysinclair
babysinclair
July 24, 2018 10:17 pm

OMG what??? This is so amazing! I want to read this!

Balsamicmoon
Balsamicmoon
July 24, 2018 3:25 pm

Wow a comic book hero I can relate too! ❤️

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
July 24, 2018 12:48 pm

Wow, this is speaking to me! Thank you!

Pi
Pi
July 24, 2018 10:46 am

This looks so readable though. Will there now be a mainstreamish comeback for graphic art on esoteric (but actually not esoteric) themes? Post(?)-metoo. So good. X

just1n
just1n
July 24, 2018 4:24 am

NEW OBSESSION thanks MM ❤️❤️❤️

Shoshannah
Shoshannah
July 24, 2018 3:54 am

The demon returning sounds a little like a chiron return for someone with a particularly afflicted natal placement.

Stephanie
Stephanie
July 24, 2018 12:40 am

Omgoddess all over this !

Sam
Sam
July 23, 2018 9:25 pm

Hmm, I am all for Eris as the planet adjacent to Pluto. For one, at least Persephone isn’t therefore stuck in orbit next to the shadowy git for as long as astronomy exists. Pers gets to bing around as an asteroid instead, that’s about as free as you can get from Pluto surely. Dodged a bullet? Meanwhile Eris gets to surveil the solar system and cast around for a nice shiny apple to inscribe when sufficiently provoked. She’s also handy imho as a role model for confrontational strength that is neither defined nor circumscribed by any man. I feel like… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
July 23, 2018 9:07 pm

Weird coincidence! I’ve been listening to this tune a lot lately and thinking how it is a contemporary folk retelling of the Persephone myth. “One advantage woman have over man/She can go down to hell and come back again”. The genius that is David Rawlings:

Shoshannah
Shoshannah
July 24, 2018 3:38 am
Reply to  Chrysalis

I Love them, David and Gillian, powerful poignant musicians.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
July 24, 2018 9:44 am
Reply to  Shoshannah

Agreed – my favourites x

ScorpintheSky
ScorpintheSky
July 25, 2018 9:59 am
Reply to  Chrysalis

Love them. But do you think men can’t go to hell and come back again for real? Or are you not taking it so literally?

mememe
mememe
July 23, 2018 7:38 pm

testing

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
July 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Really looking forward to hearing about the author and his astro!

A'NLEIFR
A'NLEIFR
July 25, 2018 2:27 am
Reply to  Mystic

This author has to be into astrology! 🙂

Steve
Steve
July 27, 2018 1:55 am
Reply to  Mystic

Yep, we can talk when you’re ready. And yep, astrology, Tarot, and pretty much everything else. It all started when I wrote Dr Strange…

dark star
dark star
July 23, 2018 5:28 pm

Here 4 this

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
July 23, 2018 5:12 pm

this has just re-doubled my intentions to get a pluto tatt

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
July 26, 2018 10:59 pm
Reply to  scorpiodawn

I’ve been contemplating the same.

Howdyhihi
Howdyhihi
July 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Apparently Kat Yronwode of Lucky Mojo fame was the editor of eclipse comics around that time.

Centauri_Scorp
Centauri_Scorp
July 23, 2018 12:30 pm

Pretty sure you already ran across this link Mystic:

http://www.steveenglehart.com/comics/scorpio%20rose.html

Coyote Collection 5 seems to contain a reprint of all 3 issues even the unreleased book 3.

Cool Story. I love running across all these ‘old’ weird comics.

Centauri_Scorp
Centauri_Scorp
July 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Awesome, I figured you were on it. 🙂 I know I don’t have these but I do remember Eclipse comics, but in the 90’s the 80’s were more GI-Joe and Transformers for me. When I have a chance I may go through my old comic box I’ve been lugging across the globe since I was 12 or so.

Redsonya
Redsonya
July 23, 2018 12:18 pm

It looks like Scorpio Rose came back in another life as a warrior nun in 1996 comics by the same comic artist. Check out the Areala comics.

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon
July 23, 2018 12:15 pm

LOVE

AriesPiscesLibra
AriesPiscesLibra
July 23, 2018 12:14 pm

First let me just say holy shit mystic this post just zapped my brain. A few quick thoughts: Louise Gluck has a poetry collection called Averno where she falls deep into the Hades/Persephone myth. ALSO that Death card is from the Thoth deck! And it was my signifier this week! Not a Scorpio, natal Pluto in the first with some serious aspects and now serious transits. Holy Moley. I’m about to watch Preacher, a tv show based on a comic with its own undercurrent of Pluto and I’m also watching Wynona Earp…another tv show based on a comic with a… Read more »

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
July 26, 2018 10:55 pm

Check out Mary Kills People. Very Plutonian positive aspects of dying with dignity. If you like Dexter you’ll like it. It’s dark humor. love it!

Pointy claws
Pointy claws
July 23, 2018 11:54 am

I swear mystic, you always have just the right vibe for the astro moment. As a scorp mars conjunction Pluto opposite Taurus rising, Scorpio Rose is my kinda trauma turned mystic goddess figure. I enjoy the thought of turning pain into knowledge.

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
July 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Reply to  Pointy claws

Scorpio Rose shares the Persephone and Medusa
Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome mythos.
I love the myths of women wronged but come back 10 fold. Femme Fatale!

Calidor
Calidor
July 23, 2018 11:53 am

I’m a Scorpio who always felt an affinity with Persephone (although as I hadn’t ever heard the name as opposed to reading it I called her Per-se-phone -eek). I was 13 during 1983 and probably would have slept with the Scorpio Rose comics under my pillow had I known of their existence. Thanks very much Mystic

Redsonya
Redsonya
July 23, 2018 11:48 am

As a redhead scorpio with green eyes, I am officially replacing Red Sonya with Scorpio Rose as my comic muse.

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini
July 23, 2018 11:34 am

Cue a Scorpio Rose Re-birth.

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux
July 23, 2018 11:24 am

oh wow i need to track these down!

Alitis17
Alitis17
July 23, 2018 11:17 am

Very keen to have a read of this! Love it

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