New York was powerless in the hands of the Black Police and its maddened master — and when men dared oppose this red regime of the Underworld, they were struck down by a frightful plague! Even the Federal government, which had stepped in to hold a New Deal for Manhattan, found itself hopelessly defeated by intimidated ballots at the polls! In this moment of black despair, a single, desperate hope remained. For Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, had come down from his mountain retreat. With him was a gallant legion of honest fighting men who had sworn to take the law into their own hands and fight fire with fire! The Spider at Bay is torn from the pages of the October, 1938 issue of The Spider magazine.