Public Domain Super Heroes
The Spider Queen
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Real Name

Shannon Kane

First Appearance

The Eagle #2 (Sep. 1941)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

Elsa Lisau, possible pseudonym for Louis and Arturo Cazeneuve



Shannon was a young chemist assistant who became the wife of Dr. Harry Kane, a brilliant older chemist who worked for the US government. After her husband's murder, Shannon began sorting his work papers. She found the formula for a spider‐web fluid which “sticks like glue—and it's actually strong enough to swing on!” Taking vengeance on her husband's killers, she became the sworn enemy of all criminals–the Spider Queen.

She also found a potential love interest in detective Mike O'Bell, who was as interested in the young widow as he was in the costumed heroine.

Powers and Abilities[]

The Spider Queen invented a set of bracelets to shoot out the web fluid (anticipating those of a more famous spider-themed hero), which she used in battle against criminals, along with her athletic skills.

Public Domain Appearances[]

  • The Eagle #2-4

Spider Queen's bracelets in action.

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