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Apparently Argentina loves it's American Pulp stories! I don't think any other country has translated
as much pulp fiction in the Thirties and Forties -- and The Spider in particular.
A Spider story ("Slaves of the Murder Syndicate," February 1936) was reprinted
in the October 1936 issue of Tipperary, an anthology fiction magazine
along the lines of Argosy that was published by Editorial Atlantida in
Buenos Aires, 1920s-'40s. Though "Slaves" is a sequel to "The Mayor of Hell" it
is not definitively known whether any other stories were reprinted. If someone
in Argentina wants to swing by the Atlantida archives and check the bound
volumes of Tipperary for me, I would be grateful. Two things of note: In
this story The Spider is actually referred to as "El Hombre Araña" (The
Spiderman); And, there is an ad touting a G-8 story in the next issue.
Special thanks to Argentinian pulp enthusiast Roberto Barreiro
for discovering this pulp. Read his original blog post
Coleccion Misterio was a long-running imprint of Editorial Tor which presented
mostly American pulp fiction. From what I can gather online, and from the issues
I have, Tor published twenty stories of "El Araña, Dominador de Hombres" but did it twice -- once
in 1941 and then re-reprinted them in 1947. Both times they alternated with "Ases Del Aire" (G-8) stories.
Only the 1941 series included the original illustrations, and curiously, for the covers,
they had a local artist repaint the cover entirely with no substantial differences from the original.
Below is a complete collection of all the covers in story order, taken from both runs.
Special thanks to Mariano Buscaglia for supplying half of these scans.
SERIE "EL ARAÑA"
Editorial Tor - S.R.L., Buenos Aires
Translations by Natal A. Rufino
1941, 80pp, 30 centavos - Gould illustrations
530. Los Dictadores de la Muerte
532. El Hombre del Infierno
534. El Araña y el Torturador
536. El Vendedor del Infierno
538. La Ley de Los Monstruos
540. Ametralladoras Sobre la Casa Blanca
542. La Ciudad de la Noche Terrible
544. Legiones de Locura
546. Piratas del Infierno
548. El Juicio de Los Condenados
550. El Araña y el Emperador de la Guerra
552. Esclavos de La Muerte Risueña
554. Los Demonios de La Noche
556. El Concilio de Satán
558. Los Secuaces del Araña
560. Araña y Las Joyas Satánicas
562. Esclavos del Monarca Negro
564? Hombre Reinaba en el Infierno
566? Los Ojos Que Ciegan
568? La Lluvia Plateada
1947-1949, 64pp, 60 centavos - No illustrations
726. Los Dictadores de la Muerte
728. El Hombre del Infierno
730. El Vendedor del Infierno
732. El Araña y el Torturador
734. La Ley de Los Monstruos
736. Ametralladoras Sobre la Casa Blanca
738. La Ciudad de la Noche Terrible
740. Legiones de Locura
742. Piratas del Infierno
744. El Juicio de Los Condenados
746. Araña y el Emperador Guerra
748. Esclavos de La Muerte Risueña
750. Los Demonios de La Noche
752. El Concilio de Satán
754. Los Secuaces del Araña
756. Araña y Las Joyas Satánicas
758. Esclavos del Monarca Negro
760. Hombre Reinaba en el Infierno
762. Los Ojos Que Ciegan
764. La Lluvia Plateada
NOTE: In the 1941 list, numbers 530-550 are confirmed, via a listing
in 550. The rest are extrapolated from the 1947 list, assuming the later series is a reprinting of the first.
The 1947 list is copied from Los Pulps,
with all but the last two corroborated by me.)