Alias the Spider
Real Name: Tom Hallaway
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Black Condor, Neon the Unknown, Quicksilver, the Ray, Red Bee, Uncle Sam, Chuck (sidekick)
Enemies: The Crow, the Falcon, Iggie the Yogi, the Skeleton, Weasal Nolan, the Yellow Scorpion
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
Silver Age (D.C. version) Keystone City
First Appearance: Crack Comics #1 (Quality Comics, May 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Highly skilled archer. Uses some trick arrows.
History: Tom Hallaway decided to use his prowess at archery to become a crimefighter, adopting the identity of the Spider. He worked with Chuck, his assistant and driver, who took him round the city in the "Black Widow", a customised car. The Spider had no compunctions about killing his opponents.
Comments: Created by Paul Gustavson.
The Spider appeared in his strip (entitled "Alias the Spider") between Crack Comics #1 and #30.
After becoming part of the D.C. stable, the Spider seemingly turned bad after the war, becoming a criminal himself, until he was killed by the Shade.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Spider, Pulps
The Spider, British
Spider, enemy of the O-Men
anyone else called Spider something
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