Once before, the Scorpion had attacked Manhattan. And had been defeated by a faceless crimefighter known as The Skull Killer, who left his acid death-sign burning on the brows of felons he had slain.
Now the Scorpion is back, along with his slave army, the Order of the Purple Eyes, with a horrific new scheme to depopulate the city. Manhattan reeled under a vicious pandemic of incurable tetanus—lockjaw!
The Spider takes up his merciless guns in a desperate struggle to crush the so-called Deathless One once and for all. When The Skull Killer emerges from the shadows, the two vigilantes race toward a collision course. Which one will succeed in defeating the arch-arachnid monster?
Exclusive to the hardcover edition: A 10,000 word bonus novelette featuring Arthur Leo Zagat’s counterspy, Red Finger, fighting alongside James Christopher, aka Operator 5, as they brave the “Scorpion’s Snare.”