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Joel Frieman recently unearthed proof that The Spider magazine was reprinted in Great Britain in the Forties. This means both the original run and one reprint series has crossed the Atlantic.Thorpe & Porter, Ltd.
According to this listing Thorpe & Porter, Ltd. of Leicester, England reprinted at least one issue of The Spider in the late 1940s. Since the title shown is the final issue of the American pulp series, there are probably others. Thorpe & Porter is a British publisher and distributor of magazines and comics, including many reprints of US titles. Further digging shows that they brought over other Popular Publications mags in the late 1940s and early '50s as well, including weird menace titles.