Spider-Woman, Vol. 1 #14

Cults And Robbers

Rel: May 1979 - Pub: May 1979
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Bronze Age | Color | USA | English
Comic | 32 pages | $0.40

Surrounded by followers of the Cult of Kali, Spider-Woman is forced to drop the Shroud's unconscious body to defend herself. During the fight she fights off the Cult members, but suddenly the room goes black momentarily, and the Shroud disappears. Changing back to Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman calls the police, but finds that the cult members are missing after she goes back in to check on them. While Jessica is interrogated for three hours, Jerry Hunt and his fellow SHIELD agents go looking for their missing members, to no avail.

The next day, Jessica takes part in another group session at the Hatros institute, unaware that its owner Adrienne Hatros is taking a secret interest in her. After the session, Jessica decides to look into the strange emblem that the members of the Cult and the Shroud had in common, and learn that it's a depiction of the Indian god Kali, the Goddess of death and destruction. Going on to research more, she tries to see the Jade Idol of Kali, but learns that it has been stolen.

Figuring it's a lead in her case, Jessica goes to a seedy bar down by the waterfront. There, as Spider-Woman, she pressures some thugs into revealing who stole the idol. Following the thieves to their boat. Spider-Woman fights them all and easily defeats each one. When she questions the leader, he tells her that they stole the idol to try and sell it, however the item was too hot to sell to their usual fence. Spider-Woman realizes that these common crooks have nothing to do with the cult and returns home.

Creators View all

Writer Mark Gruenwald
Penciller Carmine Infantino
Inker Al Gordon
Colorist Ben Sean
Letterer Diana Albers, Diana Albers
Cover Artist Bill Sienkiewicz
Editor Roger Stern
Editor in Chief Jim Shooter

Characters View all

Lindsay McCabe
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Jerry Hunt
Nekra (Adrienne Hatros)
Shroud (Maximillian Coleridge)
Shroud (Maximillian Coolridge)