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, Scorpio Rose 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 more apt. And the story of Scorpio Rose seems to loosely parallel 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 comic! Thoughts?
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