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    The Spider #1 (Popular, 1933) Condition: VG/FN. After the success of the Shadow's magazine debut in '31, hero pulps became all the rage, and 1933 saw the introduction of such stalwart crimefighters as Doc Savage, G-8, the Black Bat, the Phantom Detective, and arguably the most violent, lurid, and over-the-top of them all, the Spider, "The Master of Men." This stunning copy of the debut issue is in amazing condition for a 75-year-old pulp; the spine is intact, the pages are supple and off-white to white, and the cover is bright, glossy, and exhibits very little of the creasing, soiling, tearing, or overhang and ragged edges one would expect. The cover is by legendary pulp artist Walter Baumhofer, and the contents include a short story by Norvell Page, who took over the series on third issue and wrote most of the Spider's tales (under the house name "Grant Stockbridge") during its ten-year run. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $875; FN value = $1,750.

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