THE RISE OF THE SPIDER! In the Fall of 1933, upstart Popular Publications released their challenge to Street & Smith top-selling crime fighter, The Shadow. The Spider walked darker streets and battled more vicious criminals than The Shadow ever imagined. His hard-boiled exploits ran from the Great Depression into World War II, and thrilled ten-year-old Stan Lee, future creator of Spider-Man.
This unique volume collects the next five Spider novels, wherein author Norvell Page began a long period of consistently action-packed, emotionally powerful stories of millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth and his suave yet sinister alter ego, the Spider. Driven, relentless, and without mercy for criminals, the Spider dares Underworld dens of horror and iniquity no other investigator braved. With a new introduction by modern Spider novelist Will Murray, revealing even more secrets of the Spider’s creation, and as well as a penetrating exploration of the weird psychology of the tormented crusader known and feared as the Master of Men!
Written by Norvell W. Page (writing as Grant Stockbridge); introduction by Will Murray; covers by John Newton Howitt; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
The Spider: The Complete Series, Volume 2 (Deluxe Edition) by Grant Stockbridge and Norvell W. Page contains the following stories:
- “Empire of Doom!”
- “Citadel of Hell”
- “The Serpent of Destruction”
- “The Mad Horde”
- “Satan’s Death Blast”