Cholera! Like Deaths own handmaiden, it was reaping a grim harvest. Corpses piled high in the streets of New York. Innocent men, women and children died faster than their wasted bodies could be cremated. Pestilence reached fatal fingers into every home; terror haunted every breast... Richard Wentworth whom the Underworld knows and fears as the Spider realized that a new criminal maniac, keen-witted and ruthless, had loosed the devastating disease to further his own mad ambitions. And the Spider, hampered as ever by the Law, hunted tirelessly by the vengeful lawless, accepts a challenge to the strangest duel in the world, in which the prize he strives to win seems to be disgrace and death! The Cholera King is torn from the pages of the April, 1936 issue of The Spider magazine.