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Adventures of Captain Marvel: The Scorpion Strikes (Chapter 5)

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The vintage superhero action continues, picking up where the last episode left off in that most thrilling and fantastical of locations: a parking garage!

The Scorpion’s goons have left Betty spiraling. Not spiraling in an emotional sense: literally spiraling down the parking ramp while passed out at the wheel. She’s unconscious, but still somehow guides the car to the bottom without crashing - a feat more impressive than anything Captain Marvel does.

That being said, the marvelous Captain does eventually get around to showing up and helping out. Specifically, he helps out by casually murdering a guy who was no real threat, and just sort of annoyed him. Yes, they were still figuring out the whole “superhero” thing in those days, folks! Remember Chapter One, when the boy-turned-hero shot a bunch of guys in the back with a gatling gun? We sure do!

Billy Batson becomes suspicious that the masked Scorpion might be one of the archaeologists he hangs out with – a reasonable suspicion, since they are the guiltiest-seeming group of men ever assembled. They scold Billy for his lack of faith, and next thing you know, he’s off to a showdown in a cave with the Scorpion, involving yet another impossibly convoluted trap.

Will Captain Marvel survive? How is Billy Batson’s radio show doing in the ratings? Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for The Adventures of Captain Marvel Chapter 5: The Scorpion Strikes and find out! 

Written by: Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, Sean Thomason, and Zach Shatzer

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Poster art by Bob Fingerman after Daniel Clowes
Poster art by Bob Fingerman after Daniel Clowes

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Release date

August 1, 2023


16 minutes
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