Read by Nick Santa Maria
The Flaming Shadows fell upon the city, shrouding whole neighborhoods in a fiery gloom — wherein walked screaming death and merciless destruction... Go with the Spider as he battles, single-handedly, the Flaming Shadows — to save the very people who pray for his destruction!
For ten grim years, The Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known and feared 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.
In the City of Flaming Shadows, Richard Wentworth alias The Spider is challenged by a rival arachnid––The Tarantula!
Wielding arson has his principal tool, this alternate arachnid embarks upon a crime spree that will bring New York City to the brink of destruction. As the city he loves and protects is engulfed in a spreading conflagration, the Master of Men plunges into the blazing night with one objective in mind––to crush The Tarantula!
Nick Santa Maria brings The Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Torn from the pages of the January, 1934 issue of The Spider magazine.
Chapter 1: “Talk or Die!”