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Spider (Pulp)

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The Spider
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Real Name

Richard Wentworth

First Appearance

The Spider v1 #1 (1933)

Original Publisher

Popular Publications

Created by

Harry Steeger

Golden Age Origin

Millionaire Richard Wentworth was also the ruthless vigilante The Spider. As the Spider, Wentworth was armed with an air pistol and wore fangs, a wig, and vampire make-up. He was assisted by his fiance, butler, chauffeur, and manservant. Like other pulp heroes such as Domino Lady or Black Bat (2), Spider had a calling card the "Spider Seal", a red-ink spider, which he would leave on the foreheads of his victims.

Public Domain Pulp Appearances

  • The Spider #1-12

Copyrighted Pulp Appearances

  • The Spider #13-118

Legal Note

  • Every issue of the Spider magazine from issue #13 (Vol 4 Issue 1) onward was renewed and is currently owned by Argosy Communications.

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