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Spider Widow

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The Grandmother of Terror!"

Spider Widow
Spider Widow 1

Real Name

Dianne Grayton

First Appearance

Feature Comics #57 (1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

Frank Borth

Golden Age Origin

Dianne Grayton was a wealthy and beautiful young woman who grew bored and decided to become "the most horrible dispenser of justice of all times." She started disguising herself as a classic Halloween witch and using her spiders to scare and punish villains. Her power is to control black widow spiders. She is also athletic and a skilled fighter. She became romantically involved with Raven (Quality) when he saved her from German agents, and she formed a crime fighting team with him. Also, Phantom Lady teamed up with Spider Widow and the Raven on several occasions even though Spider Widow feared that Phantom Lady was a rival for Raven's affections. Her enemies included the Spider Man.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Feature Comics #57-72
  • Police Comics #20-22


See Also

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