The Spider. The Master of Men! - September 1934 ORIGINAL Issue Volume 3. No. 4. Feature Story - ' Reign of Silver Terror'

By: Stockbridge Grant ; Arthur Leo Zagat; Emile C. Tepperman et al

Price: £55.00

Quantity: 1 available


An ORIGINAL issue of this now scarce pulp publication. In the original pictorial paper wraps. Cover Art by JOHN HOWITT. Story Illustrations by J. Fleming Gould. Sold 'At Fault' as described. The paper covers are creased and torn/chipped/curled/dirty all around all the paper edges, with a little loss to the front corners. These front edges are now reinforced/repaired to the reverse of the cover with clear archive tape. The rear cover is an advert but has lost about a quarter of the page at the edges due to insect damage/poor paper/bad storage. The inside pages have some OLD insect trails running through the book in the blank front edge margin, not affecting the text, but in the worst affected areas flaking the paper, with loss. The book is fastened with Very Rusty staples which are still holding tight. All the page edges are lightly browned with ingrained age/dust, and there is a semi-circular stain appearing here and there in the bottom blank margin - again not affecting the text. There is some chipping and some loss to the head/tail of the spine. The pages have some creased/curled corners, however, overall, considering its start in life as pulp fiction on very cheap paper over 70 years ago in the US, this is an acceptable only copy of a rare pulp magazine, BUT is generally complete internally, to the spine, and front cover - it's the rear cover/last few pages/margin edges that are the problem - good for a reading copy or 'spares' perhaps. Featuring the full length novel "Reign of the Silver Terror' by Grant Stockbridge, and including other short stories/articles - 'Doc Turner makes Death Medicine' by Arthur Leo Zagat; 'Amateur Night' - For Killers' by Emile C. Tepperman; + ' The Web'- More real anti-crime dope - from a man who knows - Inspector Leslie T. White. . Complete with full colour cover by John Howitt and b/w interior artwork by J. Fleming Gould. Inside there are some b/w 'period' adverts, front and back. Original price - 10 cents. Internally NO inscriptions. A great period item despite the major faults as noted above from age/storage. " 'The Spider' (not to be confused with 'Spiderman') enjoyed a run from October 1933 to December, 1943, in 118 episodes in total, six writers using the pen name of Grant Stockbridge, primarily Norvell Page, would keep America spellbound with the epic battles that Richard Wentworth as 'The Spider' would wage each month. "The Spider strikes terror into the hearts of the most hardened criminals. He is proficient and unswerving, and deals swift justice, to those who prey upon the innocent. The Spider's trademark, stamped on the foreheads of those upon whom he has passed judgment, is a sinister warning to all denizens of the Underworld of his wraith--a hideous, blood red spider! " These magazines are now extremely rare. The cover art is spectacular." SEE IMAGES. Sold AF as described above. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall

Title: The Spider. The Master of Men! - September 1934 ORIGINAL Issue Volume 3. No. 4. Feature Story - ' Reign of Silver Terror'

Author Name: Stockbridge Grant ; Arthur Leo Zagat; Emile C. Tepperman et al

Illustrator: Illustrated by John Howitt; J. Fleming Gould

Categories: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Ephemera/Advertising, Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals, Crime Fiction & Thrillers. True Crime, American Literature, Fiction, Architecture. Art. Crafts, Modern 1st Editions, Illustrated,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A., Popular Publications Inc. ,: 1934

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Poor with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114949

Keywords: The Spider. The Master Of Men! - September 1934 ORIGINAL Issue Volume 3. No. 4.; Grant Stockridge; 'doc Turner Makes Death Medicine' By Arthur Leo Zagat; 'amateur Night' - For Killers' By Emile C. Tepperman; Original Spider Magazines Extremely Rare. Full Colour Cover And B/w Interior Artwork By John Howitt And B/w Interior Artwork By J. Fleming Gould. ; Cover Art; Pulp Fiction; Crime Fiction The Full Length Novel ' Reign Of Silver Terror' Richard Wentworth As ' The Spider '; Popular Publications Inc, Chicago; Run From October 1933 To December, 1943, In 118 Episodes In Total, Six Writers Using The Pen Name Of Grant Stockbridge, Primarily Norvell Page;