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Spider Audiobook # 85 Council of Evil - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA646
The Spider Audiobook - # 85 Council of Evil
 
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The Spider #85 Audiobook
Council of Evil
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
When Nita van Sloan appeared ready to expose Richard Wentworth as a calculating cold-blooded murderer, Wentworth knew with stunning clarity that the Council of Evil — a body formed by his worst past enemies — possessed new, ghastly weapons with which to make the city a private field of slaughter!... Follow the Spider, Master of Men, through his most hazardous and mystifying exploit!
 
These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. Manhattan is the backdrop for Richard Wentworth’s apocalyptic adventures. A new skyline has arisen over the penthouses, nightclubs, breadlines, and ghettos of the Big Apple. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider.
 
A complex man, 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 each knows his fatal secret. If they are exposed, disgrace and the Death House will be their fate.
 
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of Council of Evil. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1940.
 
Chapter 1: Dark Portent
Chapter 2: Against Odds
Chapter 3: Without Quarter!
Chapter 4: Hell’s Invasion
Chapter 5: Disaster
Chapter 6: Council of Evil
Chapter 7: In the Trap
Chapter 8: Death’s Rehearsal
Chapter 9: Jaws of Doom
Chapter 10: Treachery
Chapter 11: The Trap Is Sprung
Chapter 12: Zero Hour
Chapter 13: Hour of Doom
 

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.

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