THE SPIDER VOL. 1: TERROR OF THE ZOMBIE QUEEN TP
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Alex Ross
Writer: David Liss
Artists: Colton Worley
Publication Date: Jan 2013
Format: soft cover trade paperback
Page Count: 168 pages
ON SALE DATE: January 30
The Spider, one of the most celebrated pulp heroes of all time is back, and re-launched into the 21st century! Richard Wentworth is a decorated war hero who has sacrificed everything, including the woman he loves, for duty. But the New York City Wentworth returns to is riddled with crime and corruption. With the police overwhelmed and a populace helpless, Wentworth becomes The Spider, a vigilante as ruthless and merciless as the criminals he hunts. But now there's a new danger on the rise. A deranged woman called Anput has begun a series of attacks that turn ordinary citizens into mindless Zombies, bringing New York and the police force to its knees. Wentworth will stop at nothing to save the city he's sworn to protect, but in the process he will risk his family, his friends, and the woman he still loves.
Written by bestselling novelist David Liss (Black Panther, Mystery Men) with stunning art by Colton Worley (Dracula, Lobster Johnson), The Spider is dark, hard-hitting neo-pulp at its best. Collecting issues #1-6 of the critically acclaimed series, The Spider, along with a complete cover gallery. Also contains writers commentary for issue #1 of The Spider by David Liss as well as character sketches by Alex Ross!
"The Spider #1 is a fantastic slice of action and world building. It's bleak and it's harsh but it's all in service of the story and not just for the sake of it. Liss has previously shown some really good writing prowess and here it is capitalized upon. Read the first four pages and see if I'm wrong. I just found my new favorite pulp comic." - Comic Book Resources
"All in all, I can't recommend this book any higher. It sucks you in from the very first page and doesn't let go until the last. And that's what a comic book should do." - Geeks of Doom
"All in all, this a very healthy dose of awesome. It's a solid first installment and shows a lot of potential for future plotlines. Pulp is back, my friends, get it while it's hot!" - Bloody Disgusting
"This issue is a great introduction to The Spider for new readers (or dilettantes like me), setting our stage, giving us his methods, his history and his fascinating world-view in the space of a single issue. It's not a traditionalist take on the character, but it seems to be a faithful update of the pulp hero, setting him firmly in the present and making him work in that setting. The art is beautiful throughout the issue, and The Spider himself looks phenomenal in action." - Major Spoilers
"I think everything about this issue worked for me. I'm finding it hard to not make comparison's to the Shadow, but I think it's too obvious to ignore. Both the Shadow and the Spider come from that "pulp era" with the Shadow coming first in 1930 and then preceding the Spider again with last week's new issue one. I can't tell from this one single issue, what will set the two apart besides the era they take place. I honestly love seeing both of these characters brought back to life, I'm just hoping the creative team takes care to make this book stand out on it's own! I'm definitely in for the first arc!" - Stash My Comics