The Spider #76 Audiobook
The Spider and the Pain Master
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
What chance had Richard Wentworth — alone — of crushing Red Feather, an amazing murder mogul who drafted legions of innocent New Yorkers into his vile service by the infliction of unbearable, scientifically applied pain? Read, in this strong, book length novel, about the Spider’s weird, pulse-quickening battle with the Torture Trust!
Author Norvell W. Page described Richard Wentworth was a nemesis of the night, a swift and secret avenger who meted out lethal justice to those of the Underworld who dared to raise their hand against humanity; he was the man known throughout half the civilized world as the Spider, and tonight he wore the disguise that would instantly identify him as that dread killer. A long, black cape covered twisted shoulders. A broad-brimmed hat tightly pulled down over a lank wig shadowed a beak-nosed face. The eyes that glittered there were steely with bitter hatred.
The reader could easily believe it. With a “cold cosmic anger” in his eyes, his “eerie weapons of mercy” blasting away unerringly, the Spider seemed superhuman, shrugging off crippling bullet wounds and performing other feats of preternatural endurance that would have demolished an ordinary mortal. No wonder Norvell W. Page called him a “man of steel” four years before Superman.
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of The Spider and the Pain Master. Originally published in The Spider magazine, January, 1940.
Chapter 1: The Spider’s on the Way!
Chapter 2: The Spider Rides the Web
Chapter 3: The Spider Gas
Chapter 4: Death Comes In Sixteen Cylinders
Chapter 5: “Follow Richard Wentworth!”
Chapter 6: The Numbers Game
Chapter 7: Joe Moulton Keeps an Appointment
Chapter 8: Blonde Omen
Chapter 9: Battle in the Cage
Chapter 10: Red Feather Demonstrates
Chapter 11: Trap for the Spider!
Chapter 12: Wentworth’s First Master
Chapter 13: Susan Remembers the Sunset
Chapter 14: Red Feather’s Lair!
Chapter 15: Bed of Pain
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. |