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SPIDER WEBB

Real Name: "Spider" Webb (first name unrevealed, see comments)

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Outlaw, fugitive

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Two henchmen (names unrevealed)

Enemies: Dull Knife, Ringo Kid, U.S. marshal (name unrevealed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Midwest frontier, notably Pronghorn

First Appearance: Ringo Kid#8/1 (October, 1955)

Powers/Abilities: Spider Webb is an excellent gunfighter and able equestrian. He has athlete-level fitness and endurance. He has excellent rock-climbing skills and is an experienced brawler. Webb is untrustworthy by nature.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown

History:

(Ringo Kid#8/1 (fb) - BTS) - Outlaw Spider Webb and the fugitive Ringo Kid had an encounter in Yuma, but Webb double-crossed the Kid and got away. Ringo Kid sought to even the score and pursued him; neither realized that a U.S. marshal was closing in on Webb. Meanwhile, Webb arrived in the small town of Pronghorn with two henchmen, apparently ignored by the local sheriff and his two deputies.

(Ringo Kid#8/1) - The Ringo Kid locked up the town's lawmen so that he could confront Webb uninterrupted. Alerted, Webb sent his two henchmen to shoot the Ringo Kid as he walked to his target, but the Kid's Comanche ally Dull Knife warned him and the Ringo Kid disarmed the hidden foes. In the gunfight, Webb was outdrawn by the Ringo Kid, who shot the guns from his hands. But the arrival of the marshal provided distraction that allowed Webb to quickly ride to his cliff-top hideout. The Ringo Kid gave chase with Dull Knife while the marshal followed them in turn. Webb climbed quickly up the granite spire to the top while the Ringo Kid and Dull Knife made their way up cautiously and surprised the outlaw. The Kid shot the holsters from Webb and a brutal brawling fist fight followed; the Ringo Kid eventually had the advantage but Webb pulled out a small handgun only to have it shot away by the marshal, who had since climbed up as well and then arrested Webb with his warrant.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer and John Severin.

I think it's very safe to assume that Spider is just a nickname linked to his surname and not his actual first name.

And, of course, Spider Webb should not be confused with the drummer of the same name from the iconic English heavy metal band Bad News (a 1983 comedy documentary that preceded 1984's "This Is Spinal Tap").

This profile was completed 6/28/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Spider Webb has no known connections to:


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Ringo Kid#8/1, p3, pan3 (main image)
   p6, pan4 (headshot)


Appearances:
Ringo Kid#8/1 (October, 1955) - uncredited writer, John Severin (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 09/10/2021
Last updated: 09/07/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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