Public Domain Super Heroes
Black Spider

Real Name

Ralph Nelson

First Appearance

Super-Mystery Comics #3 (October 1940)

Original Publisher

Ace Periodicals

Created by



Ralph Nelson, District Attorney, put on a costume to fight criminals as the Black Spider. He was assisted by his secretary, Peggy Dodge. Peggy was aware of his costumed identity and occasionally aided him, wearing a white handkerchief over the bottom of her face to conceal her identity. He had no powers but was a good fighter and carried specially trained spiders that he kept in a container on his belt.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Super-Mystery Comics #v1 #3-6, #v2 #1-6

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