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**Publication range:** October 1933-1944>>At first glance, The Spider looked like Popular Publication’s knockoff of [[ShadowThe The Shadow]]: black hat and cloak, blazing pistols and a maniacal laugh. But that’s where the similarities ended.
Thanks to author [[PageNorvell Norvell Page]], writing under the name [[StockbridgeGrant Grant Stockbridge]], The Spider took a decidedly weirder avenue than The Shadow. Whereas The Shadow battled more realistic villains, The Spider took on whole “Legions of the Accursed Light,” “Satan’s Sightless Legions,” “Dictator’s Death Merchants,” “Volunteer Corpse Brigade” and scores of other nightmarish evildoers.
The first two Spider novels, credited to [[ScottRTM R.T.M. Scott]], took a more mainstream approach, with The Spider actually being a nickname for playboy detective Richard Wentworth. The villains were more mundane.
With the third issue, Page took over the writing duties and took //The Spider// pulp in a totally different direction. The Spider became Wentworth’s alter ego: a hunchbacked maniac who dressed in wild wig and fake fangs and terrorized the underworld.
Aiding The Spider were Wentworth’s perennial fiance Nita Van Sloan, his trusted Sikh manservant Ram Singh and butler Ronald Jackson. Though The Spider was wanted by the law, police inspector Kirkpatrick often unwittingly provided information to The Spider through his friend Wentworth.
//The Spider// was the seventh character pulp. It appeared with the October 1933 issue and continued for 117 issues more, until 1944.
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**Publication range:** Month XX, XXXX-Month XX, XXXX>>Here would be an unbiased, detailed history of the pulp magazine. With pertinent Wiki links to pulp editors, artists, fictioneers, etc. Can be as long as necessary. This section can be subdivided as needed. Such as...


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====//The Spider//====
Here would be a 1-3 sentence summary of the pulp magazine.
===Background===
>>**//The Spider//**
**Publisher:** [[PopularPublications Popular Publications]]
**Publication range:** Month XX, XXXX-Month XX, XXXX>>Here would be an unbiased, detailed history of the pulp magazine. With pertinent Wiki links to pulp editors, artists, fictioneers, etc. Can be as long as necessary. This section can be subdivided as needed. Such as...
===The editors===
For instance, there could be a section on the editors if it were pertinent. Or the authors, etc.
===Comments/trivia===
~- Share fun facts to know and tell.
~- Share fun facts to know and tell.
===Outside links===
~- [[http://www.outsidelink.link Outside Link 1]]
~- [[http://www.outsidelink.link Outside Link 2]]
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