Black Spider (Eric Needham)

The Religious Affiliation of
Black Spider
Eric Needham

Religion: vengeance; resurrected CBR Scale: M

Name: Black Spider

Alter Ego: Eric Needham

Other Names: Black Spider I

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #463 (Sep. 1976): "Death-Web"

Creators: Gerry Conway, Ernie Chan, Frank McLaughlin

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 23

   Comic Book Appearances: 22

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Ally: Baron Agua Sin Gaaz

Gender: male

Note: as drug addict, accidentally killed his own father

Black Spider sought vengeance against all drug dealers, even to the point of sacrificing his own life in a "suicide bombing" that killed numerous drug dealers.

Black Spider was later resurrected by Baron Agua Sin Gaaz, an event which seems to have altered his personality considerably. After returning to life, he acted more like a common criminal mercenary, and did not seem consumed with his obsession for vengeance against drug dealers.

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1 (July 2009): "The Network" (1-panel cameo)
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #463 (Sep. 1976): "Death-Web"
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (cameo)

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