Real Name

Tom Hallaway

First Appearance

Crack Comics #1 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Paul Gustavson

Golden Age Origin

Tom Hallaway, a rich playboy, wanted to eliminate crime from the world, so he became the arrow wielding hero known as the Spider, assisted by his valet and sidekick Chuck. The Spider drove a customized car known as the "Black Widow". He was willing to kill his opponents. He had no powers, but he was an expert archer and even had a special arrow used to disarm called the Spider Seal. His villains included Iggie the Yogi, the Crow, the Yellow Scorpion, the Skeleton, Weasel Nolan, and the Falcon.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Crack Comics #1-30


  • While the golden age version is public domain, all subsequent villainous versions of the character (and his successors) published by DC Comics are NOT.
  • The character is commonly mistaken as "Alias the Spider"; that was the name of his series, but not that of the character.

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