The Spider #52 Audiobook
Legions of the Accursed Light Death
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Like an eerie devil-dawn, that green death-ray spread its lethal shadow over New York — burning to smoking crisps the helpless hundreds who dared its path. For the Eye of Flame had loosed his fire-fiends upon America’s proudest city, and, as prisons poured forth their criminals, and the underworld came into its terrible own, no man could hope to combat that ray of death. Single-handed, Richard Wentworth, in the Spider’s gruesome garb, dared the Flame — fighting for an entire people’s safety against a monster who had learned to make millions out of human misery and the charred cinders that had once been men!
The Spider, as conceived by Norvell Page, was much more than a fright mask and a slouch hat. A complex man, Richard Wentworth yearned for a normal life, retired from violent crime-fighting often, but the call to duty always drew him back. His exploits impressed a ten year old Stan Lee, who when he launched Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, drew on the idea of a hunted hero to create Spider-Man!
At his side are Nita van Sloan, who sometimes dons the Spider’s black cape and mask to become the Black Widow, Wentworth’s loyal chauffeur, Ronald Jackson, and Sikh bodyguard, Ram Singh. All share in his dangerous life, and every one of them knows his fatal secret. If they are exposed, disgrace and the Death House will be their fate.
Once more,the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Legions of the Accursed Light Death originally published in The Spider magazine, January, 1938.
Chapter 1: Eye of Flame
Chapter 2: The Light Strike.
Chapter 3: Laboratory of Doom
Chapter 4: Five Seconds to Hell
Chapter 5: The Spider Fights
Chapter 6: The Battle of Conestoga
Chapter 7: The Death March
Chapter 8: Loot! Loot! Loot!
Chapter 9: The Terror’s Triumph
Chapter 10: Prisoner of Fury
Chapter 11: Under the Eye
Chapter 12: On to New York
Chapter 13: Death at Dusk
Chapter 14: Beneath the Terror’s Helmet
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. |