Silver Spider (Tommy Troy)

Created by:

Joe Simon

Real Name:

Tommy Troy

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

The Silver Spider is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders

First Appearance:

Harvey Comics proposal February 8, 1954


Young Tommy Troy finds a magic ring, when he polishes it, a genie appears and grants him one wish, to become a superhero.


Joe Simon prototyped the Silver Spider in the early 1950s. The Silver Spider was Tommy Troy, a young boy who morphs into a full-grown superhero after wishing on a spiderweb-covered mystical ring that he finds in the attic of an old house. Note that the sketch you are viewing has been dithered and altered so as not to be reproduced. The original is in our library. Joe Simon plans to do a reproduction of this historic character, this time in full color! The curious lineage of The Silver Spider, The Fly, and Spider-Man makes for a mysterious thread of comic book history, weaving among the talents of Joe Simon, CC. Beck, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. For the full story on the Silver Spider and the birth of Spider-Man, see The Comic Book Makers as well as Jack Kirby’s interview in Will Eisner’s Spirit magazine.

Powers & Weapons:

web pistol


The Comic Book Makers

TEXT BY: Joe and Jim Simon’s the Comic Book Makers

Note: The Silver Spider is available for licensing in all media. Contact:Simoncomics@Yahoo.Com
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