History Literature / TheSpider

13th Jun '17 9:50:21 PM nombretomado
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Wentworth's bodyguard was Ram Singh, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy (initially Hindu, later Sikh) who served the Spider out of personal admiration. Also helping the Spider were his chauffeur Ronald Jackson (who'd served under him in WorldWarOne), his butler Harold Jenkyns, and Professor Ezra Brownlee, who early on supplied the Spider with many of his gadgets and scientific knowledge.

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Wentworth's bodyguard was Ram Singh, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy (initially Hindu, later Sikh) who served the Spider out of personal admiration. Also helping the Spider were his chauffeur Ronald Jackson (who'd served under him in WorldWarOne), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), his butler Harold Jenkyns, and Professor Ezra Brownlee, who early on supplied the Spider with many of his gadgets and scientific knowledge.
27th Jan '17 12:05:58 PM MarcoPolo250
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Dynamite Entertainment publishes ''The Spider'' currently, setting it in the current era (aka the mid 2000s).

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[[Creator/DynamiteComics Dynamite Entertainment Entertainment]] publishes ''The Spider'' currently, setting it in the current era (aka the mid 2000s).
21st Sep '15 5:46:00 PM kchishol
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''The Spider'' magazine ran until December 1943. There were also two movie serials, a ComicBook adaptation by Tim Truman in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] (which had a curious setting update to an alternate version of the [[TheNineties 1990s]] where the League of Nations persisted to recent years), and a [[http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/P04-TheSpiderCD/TheSpiderCD/ recent short story anthology]].

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''The Spider'' magazine ran until December 1943. There were also two movie serials, serials (which had the title character in a costume that makes Lee's inspiration more obvious), a ComicBook adaptation by Tim Truman in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] (which had a curious setting update to an alternate version of the [[TheNineties 1990s]] where the League of Nations persisted to recent years), and a [[http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/P04-TheSpiderCD/TheSpiderCD/ recent short story anthology]].
7th Sep '14 6:12:10 PM SharleeD
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* ProtoSuperhero
12th Jul '13 4:21:38 AM SKJAM
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* KilledOffForReal: Professor Brownlee.

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* KilledOffForReal: Professor Brownlee.Brownlee, unlike some other characters, never came back after his death.
16th Jun '13 1:03:34 PM nombretomado
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''The Spider'' was created as a FollowTheLeader of TheShadow when Popular Publications decided to compete head-to-head with Street & Smith with their own solo hero PulpMagazine. The first story, published in October 1933, was written by R.T.M. Scott. In it, RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Richard Wentworth used the false identity of "the Spider" to cover his ruthless vigilante activities. When introduced, the Spider is already notorious as a killer of criminals. He even brands his victims with the mark of the Spider on their foreheads, so no one else will be blamed for the deaths.

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''The Spider'' was created as a FollowTheLeader of TheShadow Radio/TheShadow when Popular Publications decided to compete head-to-head with Street & Smith with their own solo hero PulpMagazine. The first story, published in October 1933, was written by R.T.M. Scott. In it, RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Richard Wentworth used the false identity of "the Spider" to cover his ruthless vigilante activities. When introduced, the Spider is already notorious as a killer of criminals. He even brands his victims with the mark of the Spider on their foreheads, so no one else will be blamed for the deaths.



* FollowTheLeader: Two years after a certain pulp hero named TheShadow hit the stands, Popular Publications decided it also needs a slouch-hatted millionaire crime-fighter.

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* FollowTheLeader: Two years after a certain pulp hero named TheShadow Radio/TheShadow hit the stands, Popular Publications decided it also needs a slouch-hatted millionaire crime-fighter.
22nd May '13 4:11:06 AM foxley
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22nd May '13 4:09:44 AM foxley
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31st Mar '13 4:19:46 PM Xtifr
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!!Tropes seen in ''The Spider'' include:

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!!Tropes seen in ''The Spider'' include:
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31st Mar '13 4:19:20 PM Xtifr
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Starting with the third story, "Wings of the Black Death," the Spider was usually written by Norvell Page under the "house name" of Grant Stockbridge. Page pumped up the action and scale of the stories. Richard Wentworth now ''was'' the Spider, the criminals he fought were larger than life, and the stories were charged with emotion. Already a MasterOfDisguise, the Spider soon added a particulary fearsome appearance to his bag of tricks, making himself appear to be a hunchback with a sharp nose and vampiric fangs.

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Starting with the third story, "Wings of the Black Death," the Spider ''The Spider'' was usually written by Norvell Page under the "house name" of Grant Stockbridge. Page pumped up the action and scale of the stories. Richard Wentworth now ''was'' the Spider, the criminals he fought were larger than life, and the stories were charged with emotion. Already a MasterOfDisguise, the Spider soon added a particulary fearsome appearance to his bag of tricks, making himself appear to be a hunchback with a sharp nose and vampiric fangs.



The Spider magazine ran until December 1943. There were also two movie serials, a ComicBook adaptation by Tim Truman in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] (which had a curious setting update to an alternate version of the [[TheNineties 1990s]] where the League of Nations persisted to recent years), and a [[http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/P04-TheSpiderCD/TheSpiderCD/ recent short story anthology]].

Dynamite Entertainment publishes The Spider currently, setting it in the current era (aka the mid 2000s).

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The Spider ''The Spider'' magazine ran until December 1943. There were also two movie serials, a ComicBook adaptation by Tim Truman in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] (which had a curious setting update to an alternate version of the [[TheNineties 1990s]] where the League of Nations persisted to recent years), and a [[http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/P04-TheSpiderCD/TheSpiderCD/ recent short story anthology]].

Dynamite Entertainment publishes The Spider ''The Spider'' currently, setting it in the current era (aka the mid 2000s).



!!Tropes seen in ''TheSpider'' include:

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!!Tropes seen in ''TheSpider'' ''The Spider'' include:
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