One moment, Richard Wentworth — he who was feared in the Underworld as the deadly Spider — stood playing his priceless Stradivarius. A second later, he was fighting desperately for his life, hunted ruthlessly, like a rabid hound, by the combined forces of the Mayor of Hell: the corrupt Law and the vengeful, criminal syndicates. In a haze of gunsmoke, Wentworth vanishes, while his harassed friends mourn him as dead and his enemies rejoice. Alone — without funds of friends or name — the Spider must begin afresh, battling against overwhelming odds, to teach the lawless that the sure reward of crime is — Death! The Mayor of Hell is torn from the pages of the January, 1936 issue of The Spider magazine.