After more than forty years in the comics wilderness, arch-criminal
and twisted mastermind the "King of Crooks" is
finally coming home. Bursting onto the pages of Lion
back in the '60s, The Spider was a breath of foul air
in a world of four-colour good guys and square-jawed heroics.
Written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and illustrated
by Reg Bunn, the comic introduced the villain with an astonishing
exoskeleton and a brilliant brain to an enchanted public.
Now Titan are reintroducing these classic stories to a new
generation of readers...
really scary about King of Crooks is the fact that
it has aged incredibly well. Forty years on and there isn't
anything like The Spider in the comic industry. The Punisher
is about the closest you'll get.
the self-styled "King of Crooks" is a brilliant
megalomaniac with a high-tech suit, an ultrachic helicar and
twin pistols that fire high-tensile webs and paralysing gas.
Obsessed with becoming the "King of the Underworld",
and aided by his "Army of Crime", this fiendish
individual launches plot after plot from his secret castle
hideout, facing down both the law and his unforgettable rogues'
volume represents Spider's first three adventures. He takes
on the mind-warping Mirror Man, the nefarious Dr Mysterioso,
and a council of gang lords who are plotting his downfall.
off to Titan (bless 'em) for digging into the IPC vaults and
bringing yet another classic series back into print. Titan
are really spoiling old comic fans at the moment. What with
an ongoing series of releases from Dan Dare, Charley's
War, James Bond and Modesty Blaise graphic
novels being reprinted recently, no one can say that they
this release a shot - you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised.
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