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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Rebellion Releases — 14 April 2021


After Superman there was The Spider – Siegel’s classic ’60s super-crook to get new collection

Featuring work by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, the definitive reprint collection of The Spider will be published on 15 April 2021. The collection will be released in North America as Jerry Siegel’s The Syndicate of Crime on 13 April 2021.

The Spider’s Syndicate of Crime will be the first archival-quality reprint of the adventures of this influential and popular British comic book character from the 1960s.

A special limited hardcover edition will be available exclusively from the Treasury of British Comics webshop with a cover by fan favourite artist Chris Weston (The Invisibles).

Fully remastered and collected for the first time, this 144-page paperback volume presents the super-crook’s earliest exciting adventures that appeared in the pages of Lion, and were later reprinted in Vulcan. This is the first in a planned four-volume series collecting the entire series.

Created by writer Ted Cowan and artist Reg Bunn, the bulk of The Spider’s stories were written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.

Bunn’s astonishing art has been re-mastered by Rebellion’s dedicated reprographics team and the character’s first annual story is presented in its original colour.

Dubbed ‘The King of Crooks’, the arrogant and cunning criminal mastermind was one of the most popular British comic book villain of the ‘60s – equipped with a razor-sharp mind, superb athletic ability and a vast array of cutting-edge gadgets, The Spider set his sights on taking over the New York underworld and establishing a ‘Syndicate of Crime’! This first collection sees him recruiting other fiends into his fledging empire and seeing off competition from other villainous foes, including the master of illusion, Mirror Man!

The Spider eventually turned away from his criminal roots and became a crime-fighter, alongside reluctant allies, the criminal ‘Prof’ Pelham and safecracker Roy Ordini.


2000 AD Prog 2227
Cover: Richard Elson.

Judge Dredd: The Penitent Man by Kenneth Niemand (w) Tom Foster (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Thistlebone: Poisoned Roots by TC Eglington (w) Simon Davies (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Visions of Deadworld: Leigh by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Tharg's 3rillers: Chorus & The Ring by James Peaty (w) Mike Collins (a) Dylan Teague (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Feral & Foe II by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Jim Campbell (l)


Judge Dredd Megazine 431
Cover: Dave Taylor.

Judge Dredd: Don't Drokk With Bob by Kenneth Niemand (w) Ian Richardson (a) Jim Boswell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Megatropolis by Kenneth Neimand (w) Dave Taylor (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Devlin Waugh: The Lord of Lies by Aleš Kot (w) Mike Dowling Simon Bowland (l)
Diamond Dogs II by James Peaty (w) Warren Pleece (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Deliverance by David Hine (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Features: Anthrax graphic novel, The Spider
Bagged collection: 2000 AD Encyclopedia


The Spider's Syndicate of Crime by Ted Cowan, Jerry Siegel & Reg Bunn
Rebellion ISBN 978-178108905-7, 15 April 2021, 144pp, £14.99 / $19.99. Available via Amazon.

Titled 'Jerry Siegel's The Syndicate of Crime' in North America, this is comics’ lost Golden Age supervillain from the co-creator of Superman, Jerri 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.


The Vigilant by Simon Furman, Rob Williams, Bruce Leslie, Keith Richardson, Karl Stock, Simon Coleby, Henry Flint, Jake Lynch, Dani, Luca Pizzari, Henrik Sahlstrom, Staz Johnson, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Will Sliney
Rebellion ISBN 978-178108859-3, 15 April 2021, 144pp, £14.99 / $19.99. Available via Amazon.

Lost in the mists of time, home-grown British superheroes once entertained and enthralled millions of kids… Now, the likes of Adam Eterno, Blake Edmonds, Thunderbolt the Avenger, and The Leopard from Lime Street are back for a new generation of readers! This volume collects the trilogy of Vigilant stories written by Simon Furman (Transformers) and drawn by an all-star roster of artists including Simon Coleby (Dark Souls), DaNi (Coffin Bound), Henrik Sahlstrom (Thirteenth Floor), Warwick Fraser-Combe, Staz Johnson (Spider-Man), Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd).

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