Real Name: Arachne
Occupation: being a demon
Enemies: Amanda Saint, Morbius
Known Relatives: none
Base of Operations: unknown
First Appearance: Vampire Tales#3/6 (February, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: Arachne was basically a giant spider, with a limb-span of about 8-10 feet. It could spin webs (surprisingly enough). It also possessed a foot long lance between its mandibles, on which it would impale its victims, and suck out their insides. Psuedo-vampire insides did not agree with it.
History: (Vampire Tales#3/6) - Arachne is either an extradimensional demon, or a cult member possessed/merged with one. Arachne was summoned by Poison-Lark, high-priestess of the San Francisco chapter of the cult Demon-Fire to consume their virgin sacrifice, Amanda Saint. However, the living vampire Morbius jumped to her defense and was impaled on Arachne's lance. Arachne began to suck out his insides, but the make-up of a pseudo-vampire didn't agree with her. Arachne died, and her death-throws brought down the temple of Demon-Fire, killing the cult members present.
Note:Created by Don McGregor and Rich Buckler.
It seems odd that a demon would be killed by contact with a vampire of scientific origin, and that Morbius wouldn't have had any ill effects (he was up and running in seconds) from having his insides partially sucked out. Go figure.
Clarifications: Arachne should not be confused with any of the other Arachne's such as:
Vampire Tales#3 (February, 1974) - Don McGregor (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 09/04/11.
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