The Golden Age Spider Woman was an unusual heroine even by the era’s standards. Helen Goddard, a beautiful shut-in who lived alone in the Ozarks, dressed up as a gigantic spider to keep intruders off her property.
Given that the character only appeared once before fading into the mists of comic-book history, it seems Ms. Goddard’s quest for solitude was a rousing success.
The following tale originally appeared in Major Victory Comics #1 (Harry A. Chesler, 1941). The story and art are uncredited.