Who is the Spider? The Spider was one of the greatest pulp characters. In his alter ego identity, Richard Wentworth is a decorated war hero and son of a wealthy industrialist. With crime increasing in New York City, he transforms himself into The Spider. Using his wits, technology and pistols, he fights a one-man war against crime.
Today, Dynamite Entertainment has announced their plans on bringing the character into the 21st Century. The series will be written by comic writer and novelist, David Liss (BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR) and drawn by Colton Worley with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Ron Lesser and Francesco Francavilla.
What does David Liss have to say about the Spider?
Part of what always made The Spider so cool was the sheer scope of destruction caused by his villains. The Spider's enemies thought nothing of demolishing city blocks, killing thousands, turning countless innocents into mindless slaves. Faced with crime this insane, The Spider had turn himself into a force of equal ferocity, destruction and ruthlessness. He's the most badass and take-no-prisoners of the pulp heroes because he has to be, and it's been absolutely awesome transferring that kind of sentiment from the 1930s to contemporary times. Some things have been updated, but he's still the kind of vigilante that makes the bad guys wet their pants.== TEASER ==
Colton Worley also mentioned what he has planned:
This book has it all. It's got action, pulp, noir, horror, romance...everything you could ever want in a story all in one place. And helping to create the world that David Liss has set up has been a great experience.
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The Spider was created by Harry Steeger with novels written by Norvell W. Page.
THE SPIDER #1 is on sale this May.