Harry Dickson vs The Spider
HARRY DICKSON The American Sherlock Holmes VS. THE SPIDER
From The Secret Files of The King of Detectives
adapted by J-M. & R. Lofficier
cover by J.-M. Nicollet
What you couldn't solve in ten days will take Scotland Yard ten years to figure out. So, I feel reassured. The Spider Society can begin its operations under the best auspices.
When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.
Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes pulp series in Germany in 1907, before changing its name and morphing into a hugely popular saga in Holland, Belgium and France, with 178 issues published between 1927 and 1938, especially after it was entrusted to the editorship of Belgian horrormeister Jean Ray.
This volume includes two original episodes plus 16 short stories paying homage of the greatest Holmesian pastiche of all times.
In Harry Dickson Vs. The Spider, Dickson meets his greatest foe, the cunning and merciless Georgette Cuvelier, a.k.a. Madame Spider, daughter of the detective's earlier nemesis, the monstrous Professor Flax.
In The Phantom Executioners, the diabolical Georgette has sworn to revenge herself upon Harry Dickson, but can she do so if she's also fallen in love with her enemy?
Introduction by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier
La Bande de l'Araignée (The Spider Society) (Harry Dickson # 85, 1933)
Les Spectres-Bourreaux (The Phantom Executioners) (Harry Dickson #86, 1933)
Michel Stéphan: The White Lady of Pourville
Travis Hiltz: The Mark of the Red Leech
Matthew Dennion: Stone Cold Killer
Matthew Dennion: The Ultimate Evil
Nicholas Boving: Wings of Fear (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.9)
Bill Cunningham: Fool Me Once... (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.4)
Matthew Dennion: A Dark Reflection
Matthew Dennion: Swan Song
Matthew Dennion: Nothing is as it seems
Paul Hugli: Sleep No More (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.8)
Michel Stéphan: The Red Silk Scarf (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.6)
Neil Penswick: The Vampire Murders (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.6)
Michel Stéphan: Moreau Lives!
Jean-Paul Raymond: The Mystery of the Byzantine Mosaic
Martin Gately: The Columbia Road Blasphemy
Nigel Malcolm: To Dust and Ashes, in its Heat Consuming (previously published in Tales of the Shadowmen No.9)