trademark, stamped on the foreheads of those upon whom he has passed judgment, is a sinister warning to all denizens of the Underworld of his wraith--a hideous, blood red spider!' />

THE SPIDER

From October 1933 to December, 1943, in 118 episodes in total, six writers using the pen name of Grant Stockbridge, primarily Norvell Page, would keep America spellbound with the epic battles Richard Wentworth as the Spider waged each month.

The Spider strikes terror into the hearts of the most hardened criminals. He is proficient and unswerving, and deals swift justice, to those who prey upon the innocent. The Spider's trademark, stamped on the foreheads of those upon whom he has passed judgment, is a sinister warning to all denizens of the Underworld of his wraith--a hideous, blood red spider!

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Prince of the Red Looters by Grant Stockbridge and Norvell Page

Never before had any criminal dared give open challenge to The Spider! Never before had Richard Wentworth faced a foe who welcomed personal combat with the grim avenger whom all others feared... And while they fought--The Spider and The Fly--men and women were dying by the scores and a new and fearless criminal army was forming under the dark banner of that gentlemanly killer whose was "Kill The Spider--and the world is ours!"

The City Destroyer by Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth, working once openly with the police forces, cannot uncover the Master who foresees every trap and avoids all suspicion. Will the Spider, that strong champion of oppressed humanity, be able to exact a grim, just penalty from the ruthless City Destroyer?..

The Flame Master by Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth was playing the most dangerous game in the world--a man hunter outside the law; a righteous lone wolf avenger of the weak; a scourge of the evil, the wicked and the corrupt! Loathed by the organized armies of the underworld, hunted ruthlessly by the forces of the law, he was ever between two raking cross fires...

 

Selected Titles:

SeriesYearTitleTags

31934 Wings of the Black Death
41934 City of Flaming Shadows
51934 Empire of Doom
71934 Serpent of Destruction DRUG LORD
81934 The Mad Horde
91934 Satan's Death Blast
101934 Corpse Cargo
111934 Prince of the Red Looters THE FLY
121934 Reign of the Silver Terror
131934 Builders of the Dark Empire
141934 Death's Crimson Juggernaut
151934 The Red Death Rain
161935 The City Destroyer
181935 The Flame Master
191935 Slaves of the Crime Master
201935 Reign of the Death Fiddler
211935 Hordes of the Red Butcher
221935 Dragon Lord of the Underworld
251935 Overlord of the Damned
291936 Slaves of the Murder Syndicate
301936 Green Globes of Death THE FLY
311936 The Cholera King BIO-WARFARE, QUARANTINE
321936 Slaves of the Dragon
331936 Legions of Madness
341936 Laboratory of the Damned