When a New York subway station is torn apart by forces so powerful they seem inconceivable, Richard Wentworth, feared by the Underworld as The Spider, springs into action.
Prowling the night to intercept the next attack, Wentworth encounters a band of destroyers far different than any who ever challenged him before, a fearless, merciless foe that does not quail before The Spider’s menacing laugh and which sheds his avenging bullets without injury.
As a reign of terroristic sabotage sweeps across the nation, the Master of Men realizes that an old enemy has returned from the grave. But which one could it be? There is only a warning letter signed with a cryptic symbol, and the cruel taunt, “I AM BACK.”
As The Spider deploys new weapons to combat this horrific challenge, the F.B.I. sends its top men into the fray, a trio of disgraced agents whose orders are to blast The Spider on sight.
Caught between the bulletproof Steel Men and Federal guns, The Spider struggles to block the destruction of Manhattan while facing a personal holocaust… with his unknown enemy determined to permanently brand Richard Wentworth with a searing symbol of guilt—the seal of The Spider!
Guest starring the F.B.I.’s infamous Suicide Squad—Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw!
Includes an all-new G-8 and His Battle Aces adventure, “Menace of the Mech-Men,” unique to this hardcover edition, and a lavishly illustrated Afterword.