Black Spider
Black Spider
Personal Info:
Real Name: Eric Needham
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Gotham City
First Appearance: Detective Comics Vol.1 463
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Gerry Conway and Ernie Chua
Gallery: Click
Black Spider is an Olympic level athlete and has been intensely trained in many forms of physical combat. He is also a skilled marksman.
Weapons: Black Spider utilises laser-assisted rifles, shotguns and retractable wrist pistols.
Eric Needham was a small time crook who was addicted to heroin. Desperate for money to buy more drugs, he robbed a liquor store and killed the owner, who turned out to be his father. After being arrested, he kicked the habit out of remorse and began a war on the drug trade. Donning a costume, he became a self-styled vigilante and began killing those suspected of dealing drugs. This soon brought him into conflict with Batman.