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Jerry Siegel's The Syndicate of Crime

Rebellion’s Treasury of British Comics presents the brand-new definitive reprint collection of the adventures of criminal mastermind The Spider - the most popular British comic book villain of the sixties written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.


Equipped with a razor-sharp mind, superb athletic ability and a vast array of cutting edge gadgets, The Spider has his sights set on taking over the New York underworld and establishing a 'Syndicate of Crime'.

Join the menacing Spider on his earliest adventures, recruiting other fiends into his fledging empire and seeing off competition from other villainous foes, including the master of illusion, Mirror Man!

Fully remastered and collected for the first time, this volume presents many of the super-crook's exciting 1960’s adventures which featured the most popular British comic book villain and sprang from the imagination of Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel.

Jerry Siegel was a legendary American author and one the creators of the Superman comic book character, with Joe Shuster. In 1939, DC Comics agreed to publish Superman as a storyline in Action Comics. Superman appeared in the very first issue of this comic. After leaving DC Comics in late 1947, Siegel took freelance writing jobs for publishers including Marvel, Archie Comics and military magazines. Siegel and Shuster were inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993. He died on January 28, 1996 at the age of 81.

In 1944 Reg Bunn survived a serious car accident which rendered him paralysed from the neck down, he recovered and went on to take part in the 1949 Amalgamated Press talent search which would gain him work for The Comet. He is renowned for his work on Lion, and his greatest creation is The Spider with writer Ted Cowan.