Spider. Tom Hallaway, a wealthy playboy, decides that there's too much crime in the world and that he needs to do something about it. So he puts his skill at archery to good use, donning a cheery costume and nailing criminals as the Spider. He is helped by his valet and chauffeur Chuck. He is a killer vigilante. He has no superpowers but is very, very accurate with his arrows, has a "spider seal" that forces victims to drop their guns, uses various trick arrows, and the Black Widow, a fast car. He fights enemies like the Crow, the pirate Falcon, Iggie the Yogi, and the Yellow Peril Yellow Scorpion. He appears in stories with titles like “The Sign of the Cricket,” “The Experiment of Dr. Corsica,” and “The Monster Men.”
First Appearance: Crack Comics #1 (Quality), May 1940. 30 appearances, 1940-1943. Created by Paul Gustavson.
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