Spider-Woman, Vol. 1 #33

Yesterday's Villain!

Rel: Dec 1980 - Pub: Dec 1980
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Comic | 32 pages | $0.50

Happening upon a protest outside the home of a developer who wishes to tear down an old hotel and replace it with a shopping mall, Spider-Woman saves the man from a fall when a projectile thrown by a protester knocks him off the balcony. Returning to her partner Scotty's home, Scotty provides her with their next mission: Go to San Francisco and capture Turner D. Century.

Century is a man garbed in early 1900's clothing who has been terrorizing San Francisco using violent means in order to restore the apparent decency and tradition of the early 1900's. Traveling to San Francisco, Jessica Drew takes in the sights of the city. She has her first encounter with Turner D. Century when he attacks a bar. Changing into her Spider-Woman costume, she has to stop her attempt to capture the crook when the bar's patrons are endangered by the fire set by Turner. That night, Scotty calls Jessica and gives her a hard time for letting Turner get away, causing her to angrily hang up on him.

While out on another patrol of San Francisco, Spider-Woman spots Turner D. Century as he is setting an adult theater ablaze, and attacks him. Once more, she is forced to stop when some children are endangered when a fire escape breaks, allowing Century to escape once more. This leads to yet another angry phone call between Jessica and Scotty, who believes that she still could have caught Century.

After Turner burns down a section of Chinatown, Spider-Woman and Scotty track down a lead that takes Spider-Woman to the abandoned home of Morgan McNeil Hardy. Entering the home, she finds a vast complex underneath it fashioned after the early 1900's. There Spider-Woman and Turner clash until they are interrupted by Hardy himself. Spider-Woman learns that Hardy created this world so that he could relive what he believed to be better times. As Spider-Woman explains to Hardy what Turner D. Century has been doing, Century is sent into a frenzy and attacks her. During the fight, a fire breaks out. Forced to flee on her own, the house explodes behind Spider-Woman, seemingly killing Hardy and Century.

Creators View all

Writer J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller Steve Leialoha
Inker Bruce D. Patterson
Colorist Carl Gafford
Letterer Jim Novak
Cover Artist Dave Cockrum
Editor Denny O'Neil, Denny O'Neil
Editor in Chief Jim Shooter

Characters View all

Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)