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The Spider: City of Doom Three complete novels in one volume of the adventures of the mysterious masked crime fighter known as The Spider, hunted by the underworld and the police alike First, in The Spider and the Faceless One, a reign of terror grips New York, a city stalked by a killer with no face of his own, disguised with the tortured faces of his victims Can even The spider defeat such an incredible foe Then, in The Council of Evil, one of The Spider s deadliest enemies, long thought to be dead, has returned, and is using an inexplicable power to control the minds of others, beginning by turning The Spider s most trustworthy allies against their leader Finally, the Master of Men faces his most ruthless and deadly opponent in The City Destroyer as an unknown criminal mastermind uses an incredible device to melt the steel in the city s towering skyscrapers, bringing them crashing down in an orgy of destruction Can The Spider unmask the madman before all of Manhattan is reduced to blood spattered rubble


About the Author: Norvell W. Page

Norvell Wordsworth Page 1904 1961 was an American pulp fiction writer, journalist and editor who later became a government intelligence worker.He was born in Virginia the son of Charles Wordsworth Page 1880 1947 and Estlie Isabelle Bethel Page 1880 1946 The name Norvell came from his maternal grandmother Elvira Russell Norvell Page He is best known as the author of the majority of the adventures of the ruthless vigilante hero The Spider, which he and a handful of other writers wrote under the house name of Grant Stockbridge He also contributed to other pulp series, including The Shadow and The Phantom, and supplied scripts for the radio programs based on the characters he wrote, science fiction and two early sword and sorcery fantasy novels under forms of his real name, Norvel Page and Norvell W Page His 1940 Unknown novel, But Without Horns is considered an early classic explication of the superman theme Under the pen name of N Wooten Poge, Page wrote the adventures of Bill Carter for Spicy Detective Stories His works only saw magazine publication during his lifetime, but his fantasies and some of the Spider novels were later reprinted as paperbacks.The Spider was a crime fighter in the tradition of The Shadow, wanted by the law for executing his criminal antagonists, and prefigured later comic book superheroes like Batman Page s innovations to the series included a hideous disguise for the hero and a succession of super scientific menaces for him to combat One of these, involving an invasion of giant robots, was copied by an early Superman story and helped inspire the movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.The setting of Page s sword and sorcery novels is central Asia in the first century A.D., when the legendary Prester John supposedly established a Christian kingdom there In Page s conception, the man behind the legend was hard bitten Mediterranean adventurer Hurricane John, or Wan Tengri, a hero in the mold of Robert E Howard s Conan, thoughhumorous, verbose, and exaggeratedly omnicompetent as a warrior He comes close to taking over two cities in the course of his travels, but the series concludes before he establishes his empire He was featured two stories Flame Winds and Sons of the Bear God The magic John encounters is unconvincingly rationalized



10 thoughts on “The Spider: City of Doom

  1. Michael Michael says:

    Im b rgerlichen Leben ist Richard Wentworth Million r, Playboy und Letzter seiner Sippe Mit Umhang, Hut und falschen Fangz hnen bewaffnet wird er zu THE SPIDER, ein selbsternannter R cher, der keine Skrupel hat, Ganoven zu t ten Ab 1933 z hlt er zu den fr hen Pulp Helden Sehr auff llig ist die hnlichkeit zum sp teren Batman Butler und Sidekick inklusive , nur dass sich THE


  2. ISMOTU ISMOTU says:

    Mayhem and action in the sensational Spider style Buildings are levelled, seniors take to the streets, and gangsters are mowed down ruthlessly This is another collection of classic pulp adventure stories by Norvell Page worth a read if you want death and destruction in an exciting manner.


  3. Johnny Johnny says:

    I started this book some time ago as a eBook from Baen Books I have had trouble staying with it because I don t carry an eBook with me I m locked to my computer and usually end up doing other things than reading when I m at the computer As a result, The Spider City of Doom wasn t as fun for me as the previous novel about the robots Remember, though,that my perspective on this one is colore


  4. Craig Craig says:

    This is another nice collection of three Spider adventure, though not as good as the previous Baen volume I found that reading one and then coming back to read another a month or two later was a system that worked better for me than attempting to devour the entire book at one time Nita van Sloan was the best sidekick girl friend of all the pulps, and the stories are all very fast paced and enterta


  5. Axel M. Axel M. says:

    Es ist ein eigenwilliges Gef hl, diesen Nachdruck sogenannter Blutiger Pulps aus den 30ern zu lesen The Spider, die fleischgewordene Todesstrafe, bucklig, maskiert, ein Ungeheuer, vor dem nicht nur die Unterwelt zittert sicherlich nicht der gew hnliche Held von Crime Thrillern Ein Anti Held jedoch nicht Mit seinen Gegnern verglichen, ist er sogar ein Ausbund an Menschlichkeit Denn THE SPIDER h lt sich nic


  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I bought this because I m a fan of old pulps and loved some comic books when I was younger This was for me an 8.00 waste If you are a fan of the hard boiled detective genre Micky Spillane, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, etc this might be for you Unfortunately it left me cold My tastes ran runto the Wierd Tales sort of pulps rather than the Black Mask sort.Keep in mind these stories were first published in th


  7. Stephen Stephen says:

    More thuggish than the Shadow,murderous than Batman, it s the Spider Starting in 35 and moving up to 40, it s interesting how the villains in this collection becomemundane over time From a mad scientist who can dissolve steel, to a master of disguise with an ill defined plan involving arson, the collection ends with a few gangs cooperating for a big heist It doesn t make the storiesplausible, just less colorful.Still, if


  8. Duffy Laudick Duffy Laudick says:

    This is a series of stories where The Spider is against all odds He must save his one true love, his friends, his city and himself Will there be enough time Maybe not as good as the other Baen Spider collection, Robot Titans of Gotham, but still a fun and exciting read This is a must have for those who love the pulp fiction heroes like the Shadow, The Avenger, Doc Savage, Buck Rogers and Zorro


  9. John John says:

    Batman The Punisher Mack Bolan All wusses compared to The Spider Not as good as the previous volume from Baen, but still highly enjoyable pulp lunacy.


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