Scorpion King (2002 Art Cover) comic books 2002-2004
by SCOTT ALLIE, CLIFF RICHARDS, and WILL CONRAD; cover by CLIFF RICHARDS Prepare yourself for high adventure on the desert sands with The Scorpion King! It's finally here! The eagerly anticipated prequel to the blockbuster hit film The Mummy Returns is coming soon to theaters and comic-shops everywhere! The Scorpion King, a film guaranteed to be one of the hottest movies of the year, now hits comic book stores with an epic of monumental proportions. This is NOT an adaptation of the film, but the first in a two-issue series that follows the exploits of Mathayus, a young warrior destined to rule one of the mightiest empires on Earth. Destiny will call him the Scorpion King. To save his kingdom from an evil tyrant, Mathayus must recover a mystical book from the cave of an unspeakably horrific monster. This book holds the power to prophesize the future, and with it the power to rule the world! Scott Allie, creator and writer of Witch's Son, and penciller Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) take you to a savage desert land of myth and monsters for action, drama, and mystical adventure! Cover price $2.99.
Art Cover - Written by Scott Allie. Art by Cliff Richards and Will Conrad. Cover by Cliff Richards. Before he became the monstrous human-scorpion hybrid seen in last year's hit The Mummy 2, Mathyus (played by WWF superstar The Rock) was a hero of the Akkadian people, a tribe of warriors in pre-Egyptian times. This issue reveals how his people were wiped out -- at the hands of the evil Memnon. The same month that the new blockbuster, The Scorpion King, hits theaters, Dark Horse concludes the official prequel. Before you see the movie, read this comic and learn the backstory of the hero -- and the secrets of the movie's villain Memnon. Cliff Richards, the favored artist on the Buffy line brings his experience with action-packed Hollywood spinoffs to Dark Horse's newest license. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.99.