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[[ Read E-pub ]] á Wings of the Black Death (The Spider, Master of Men! #3) ñ Originally published in the Decissue of The Spider The Wings of the Black Death hovered over plague stricken New York and Richard Wentworth gambled life itself to save the city which cursed his name fighting a desperate struggle against the vicious, twin attacks of the law and the underworld This was the first Spider pulp adventure written by Norvell Page, the incredibly prolific man who wroteinstallments in the pulp series than anyone else, and it shows him in fine form Page wasn t afraid to go big, and nearly every one of his Spider stories involves the threat of citywide destruction at the bare minimum.In Wings of the Black Death a mysterious super criminal who calls himself The Black Death threatens to loose the plague throughout New York City if he is not paid 1 bil This was the first Spider pulp adventure written by Norvell Page, the incredibly prolific man who wroteinstallments in the pulp series than anyone else, and it shows him in fine form Page wasn t afraid to go big, and nearly every one of his Spider stories involves the threat of citywide destruction at the bare minimum.In Wings of the Black Death a mysterious super criminal who calls himself The Black Death threatens to loose the plague throughout New York City if he is not paid 1 billion Yes, that s THE plague, and yes, he wants one billion dollars, decades before Dr Evil made similar demands.Incidentally, I listened to this as an unabridged audiobook from Radio Archives The narrator, Nick Santa Maria, has the perfect, almost breathless delivery for this type of material, and the music and sound effects are well done, and never overwhelm the narrative Highly recommended for pulp fans Yes The third entry in The Spider series is a first for a few things the first entry written by Norvell W Page or Grant Stockbridge if you like , author of the bulk of the series, the first in which The Spider is in costume so that he can truly be The Master of Men rather than just Richard Wentworth giving himself a hero title, and the first to really crank it up to 11 on all fronts Richard Wentworth is pursued by his old friend Stanley Kirkpatrick who once again suspects him of being Yes The third entry in The Spider series is a first for a few things the first entry written by Norvell W Page or Grant Stockbridge if you like , author of the bulk of the series, the first in which The Spider is in costume so that he can truly be The Master of Men rather than just Richard Wentworth giving himself a hero title, and the first to really crank it up to 11 on all fronts Richard Wentworth is pursued by his old friend Stanley Kirkpatrick who once again suspects him of being The Spider and has lost his sense of humor about it when somebody starts putting The Spider s trademark kill seals on the bodies of several policemen This twist is familiar ground for pulp costumed heroes I seen to recall The Shadow and The Green Hornet dealing with it once or twice , except here it s perpetrated by a masked man known as The Black Death who is blackmailing New York by spreading the Bubonic Plague As in the previous two entries, our hero must try to stay out of prison and clear the name of an innocent accused of a crime Like I said, this time is different since Page is on the job cranking up the action and the tension The Spider is dogged pretty continuously by the police and by the minions of The Black Death and of course he gets all the dramatic death defying escapes you came for Wings of the Black Death really gets the series kicked off to what it s supposed to be Naturally, much of this is best enjoyed by a reader with a healthy appreciation for the pulps An uninitiated reader might ask why The Spider doesn t simply stop marking corpses so that the police can stop chasing him, but that d be like asking The Shadow to stop looking into the hearts of men to check for evil Did I mention that this book has an aerial dogfight, a car crashing off The Brooklyn Bridge, and the freakin Black Plague As you have probably gathered, I m still sold on this series The entry I read was the last of the Berkley reprints from 1969 and naturally I wish they d printed them all like that, but like everybody else, I ll settle for therecent full scale pulp doubles A better outing this go round An absurd plot and events, but who reads these things for reality