In the heart of New York's Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the archcriminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things - the emperor of vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning against the monster who personified evil incarnate - while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider's most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before!
Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka the Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful story, Dragon Lord of the Underworld, originally published in The Spider magazine, July 1935.
Chapter 1: Summons of Death
Chapter 2: The Death Cloud
Chapter 3: Ssu Hsi Tze Strikes!
Chapter 4: A Battle Won - and Lost
Chapter 5: The Spider Goes Calling
Chapter 6: A Bargain of Death
Chapter 7: Crawling Death
Chapter 8: The Spider Attacks
Chapter 9: The Spider Trap
Chapter 10: "Death to the Spider!"
Chapter 11: Nita Stands a Test
Chapter 12: The Spider Loses a Friend
Chapter 13: The Spider Closes In
Chapter 14: In the Mad Emperor's Den