The Spider #30 Audiobook
Green Globes of Death
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Richard Wentworth — who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld — thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime!
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, tortured manic-depressive, and undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
Here lies the genius of Norvell Page’s Spider. Wentworth had a secret identity, but hardly anyone was fooled by it! The white-hot relationships between the cast of characters were mature, even modern by our standards. This while he battled supercriminals such as the Fly, Iron Man and the Bat-Man. Authentically captured, the Spider would make a wonderful high-velocity movie.
Nick Santa Maria brings the Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Green Globes of Death originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1936.
Chapter 1: Danse Macabre
Chapter 2: Masque of Death
Chapter 3: The Fly Hunts the Spider!
Chapter 4: The Spider in a Trap!
Chapter 5: Hostage to Doom
Chapter 6: A Dangerous Game
Chapter 7: Is Nita a Traitor?
Chapter 8: The Spider Finds Despair
Chapter 9: Green Globes of Death!
Chapter 10: In the Power of the Fly!
Chapter 11: Appointment With Death
Chapter 12: Stop the Gas!
Chapter 13: Nita Understands
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic. |