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The Spider #118 Audiobook
When Satan Came to Town
writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
As if he did not have enough death and danger threatening every moment because of his dual identity as the
— that great crime-crusader hunted and hated by police and underworld alike — Richard Wentworth now took on a third role. And this was just as deadly a character part to play. As Case Brent, ex-inmate of Alcatraz, Wentworth tricked The Conqueror, and stood alone in the path of this master-madman’s hordes from hell as they attempted to riot and slaughter their bloody way through the whole of America — to the Capital!
A deeply religious man, Norvell W. Page began infusing his latter Spider stories with undercurrents of a strange spiritual quest. A Tibetan monk became a recurring character, issuing prophecies. Psychic phenomenon became a constant theme. Jesus was often evoked.
The Spider magazine
folded with the December, 1943 issue, battered and bloodied by the onslaught of the new comic book superheroes, wartime paper shortages which led to wholesale cancellations of pulp magazines, and the tragic death of Norvell W. Page’s first wife, Audrey. He coped by abandoning fiction altogether and becoming a writer for the Office of War Information, later working for various Washingtonian entities. He died in 1961, never imagining that the Spider would birth a weird posterity.
Nick Santa Maria reads
When Satan Came to Town
with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in
Chapter 1: Walking Dead Man
Chapter 2: The Second Lesson
Chapter 3: Death Drives
Chapter 4: For the Kill
Chapter 5: Jaws of Hell
Chapter 6: Murder Hall
Chapter 7: The Hour Strikes
Chapter 8: The Conqueror’s Way
Chapter 9: Men Must Sometimes Fail
Chapter 10: Hell’s Gambit
Chapter 11: While Murder Waits
Chapter 12: Jaws of The Trap
Chapter 13: Disaster!
Chapter 14: King Mob
Chapter 15: Death, Mr. Mayor!
Chapter 16: A Slim Chance
Chapter 17: The Spider Strikes!
Chapter 18: Death’s Witness
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
Over The River And Through The Woods
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
, as Nathan Detroit in
Guys and Dolls
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
, 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
. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’
, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s
, 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.
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February 3, 2020
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