Dianne Grayton was a wealthy but bored socialite who discovered by accident that she had the ability to mentally control black widow spiders. Since she had little better to do, Dianne decided to use her newfound power and her natural athletic prowess to fight both crime and the Nazis, dressing up as the green skinned hag called the Spider Widow to scare criminals. She later developed a romantic attachment to fellow crimefighter the Raven (Tony Grey) and on occasion teamed up with the Phantom Lady. Her whereabouts since World War II are unknown.
- Animal Control Telepathically controls spiders
Superior athletic ability
The Spider Widow was originally published by Quality Comics and is presumed to be one of the properties DC acquired along with other characters published by the company. However, DC has yet to revive her.
- 18 Appearances of Dianne Grayton (Quality Universe)
- 2 Images featuring Dianne Grayton (Quality Universe)
- 1 Quotations by or about Dianne Grayton (Quality Universe)
- Character Gallery: Dianne Grayton (Quality Universe)
- Spider Widow at dccomics.com
- Spider Widow at Wikipedia.org
- Online compilation of all of the Spider Widow's Quality Comics stories at ComicBookPlus.com