Membership: Ambrose Carpathian, Andre Carpathian

Purpose: Mystical rites, world domination

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Black Fox, Dr. Doom, Spider-Man

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#170 (November, 1990)

History: (Spectacular Spider-Man II#170 (fb))- The Arcane Order of the Night are an occult society who, in the late 19th century, met in the manor home of Ambrose Carpathian, to perform mystical rites. They came into possession of a box containing a carnivorous insect swarm, which remained sealed up inside of Carpathian's manor until recent times, when the super-hero Spider-Man was tricked into releasing it by the Space Phantom. It was finally flung into space by Thor.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#350)- In recent times, Ambrose Carpathian's descendent Andre Carpathian led the Arcane Order of the Night in an attempt to bring the swarm back to earth, using a device empowered by the Dragon's Egg, a precious Latverian jewel stolen by the Black Fox. The Black Fox set after the Arcane Order of the Night to retrieve the jewel, in order to appease Dr. Doom. He was assisted by Dr. Doom himself, and by Spider-Man. Ultimately, the Dragon's Egg was reclaimed by Dr. Doom, and the Arcane Order of the Night's plans were thwarted.

Comments: Created by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema.

Profile by Prime Eternal

The Arcane Order of the Night should not be confused with:


Ambrose Carpathian was a millionaire, and member of the Arcane Order of the Night. In 1890, Ambrose returned from a trip to the Amazon River Basin, the only survivor of his party. With him, he brought a chest containing a carnivorous insect swarm, which he sealed within his mansion. -Spectacular Spider-Man II#170 (fb)







Andre Carpathian is the descendent of Ambrose Carpathian, and attempted to return the insect swarm to earth using a device empowered by the Dragon's Egg. He was thwarted by Spider-Man, the Black Fox, and Dr. Doom.

--Amazing Spider-Man I#350








Amazing Spider-Man I#350 (August, 1991) - David Michelinie (writer), Erk Larsen (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)

First Posted: 04/10/2003
Last updated: 04/10/2003

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