Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider - Master of Men! Richard Wentworth - the dreaded Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man's land between law and lawless - returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider.
The Corpse Broker
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge
Ten percent on murder was the commission charged the Underworld by the strangest crime czar who had ever laid siege to Manhattan. In return, he guaranteed the immunity from arrest of all criminals - and when the police dared oppose him, they died! For this eerie, invisible tyrant had mastered the secret of Sudden Death. Those who challenged his rule were stricken by dreadful spasms and dies agonizingly while their bodies turned green! Overnight, New York had become the world's Crime Capitol. It was then that Richard Wentworth, the Spider, took up the trail of a master criminal, more dangerous than any encountered in his whole experience - to bait the Spider's web for a foe who had raised crime to a great, evil art, and sacked a city for a killer's cut of ten percent in blood!
In This Corner - Kid Death - A Doc Turner Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Morris Street had bet its last pennies on the prizefight, out of loyalty to the Bruiser. But none of them knew that Death was the real champ in the ring that night - and old Doc Turner was the only man left to answer the final bell!
The Web - A Department
Conducted for the SPIDER by Moran Tudury