The Scorpion (Mac Gargan)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Scorpion
Mac Gargan

Religion: manifestly non-religious CBR Scale: U

Name: The Scorpion

Alter Ego: Mac Gargan

Other Names: Scorpion; Venom; Venom III; MacDonald "Mac" Gargan; Namesake; "Spider-Man" (in Dark Avengers)

Classification: villain villain   hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #19 (Dec. 1964): "Spidey Strikes Back!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (unnamed) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #19 (Dec. 1964): "Spidey Strikes Back!"; (as Scorpion) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #20 (Jan. 1965): "The Coming of the Scorpion!"; (as Venom III) Marvel Knights Spider-Man #10 (Mar. 2005): "Last Stand: Part 2"

Creators: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 315

   Comic Book Appearances: 293

   TV, Film Appearances: 17

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 5

Teams/Affiliations: Dark Avengers; Initiative; Sinister Twelve; Spider-Man Revenge League; The Masters of Evil; The Thunderbolts

Race: white

Gender: male


BELOW: Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness: Spider-Man consulted with powerful telepath Rachel Summers ("Marvel Girl" of the X-Men) to help him find his Aunt May, who was abducted by unknown villain. Touching a ring that belonged to Aunt May, Rachel was able to receive psychic impressions of the abduction. Rachel could not identify who the assailant was. But she did reveal that when Aunt May answered the door, she thought the person at the door was a Jehovah's Witness coming to preach about the Bible. It is worth noting that Aunt May left the chain on the door (meaning that she had not planned to let the Jehovah's Witness in), but she opened the door, no doubt intending to politely decline his invitation to visit with her.

Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 17, panels 2-3. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson. See also: religion identified by name; missionary work; Jehovah's Witnesses; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Aunt May; The Scorpion (Mac Gargan); Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey); Jehovah's Witnesses

This character is in the following 110 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
Avengers/Invaders #1 (July 2008): "Book One: Old Soldiers, New Wars"
Captain America
Captain America: Reborn
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion"
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1"
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1 (Nov. 2009) (8-panel cameo)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #2 (Aug. 2009): "Young Masters: Part Two" (photo/picture/video)
Dark Wolverine
Dark X-Men
Dark X-Men: The Beginning
DC/Marvel All Access #2 (Early Jan. 1997): "Two Sides of the Same Coin"
Deathlok (vol. 2) #31 (Jan. 1994): "Deja Vu (Cyberstrike Part 1 of 4)"
Giant-Size Ms. Marvel
Heroes for Hire
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #4 (Winter 1990): "pinup gallery"
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (mentioned)
Ms. Marvel
The New Avengers
Peter Parker: Spider-Man
Siege: Captain America #1 (June 2010): "Bear Any Burden" (only on cover)
Thunderbolts: Breaking Point #1 (Jan. 2008): "Breaking Point"
Thunderbolts: International Incident #1 (Apr. 2008): "International Incident"
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness #1 (July 2008): "Reason in Madness"
Uncanny X-Men
Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 (Nov. 2009): "Shock and Awe: Chapter 1: The White Knight" (photo/video (2 panels))
X-Men: Legacy (vol. 1) #226 (Sep. 2009): "Suppressing Fire: Part 1 of 2" (1-panel cameo)

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