Across these broad United States swept the grisly hordes of LaFitte, modern counterpart of ancient, blood-thirsty piracy. In their horrible wake remained only red ruin and the charred skeletons of the Nation’s crack trains... Such was the criminal blitzkrieg of LaFitte, the brutal buccaneer no man dared challenge — save Richard Wentworth... alias the Spider! How can millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth, secretly the Spider, battle such an appalling menace and survive to tell the tale? Go with Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, as he blazes his way through a series of horrific death traps to a fiery finale! Pirates from Hell is torn from the pages of the August, 1940 issue of The Spider magazine.