Yelena Belova is the beautiful Russian spy known as the Black Widow. She has a particularly close to Lt. Colonel Starkovsky, her main hand-to-hand combat instructor. Starkovsky has trained her since she was fifteen and has become a surrogate father to her. When he is brutally murdered during a session at a Russian S&M club, the Black Widow is sent to investigate his death. What she finds tests not only her love for Starkovosky, but also her sexual identity and sanity. “Pale Little Spider” takes a hard look at sexual fantasies, S&M clubs and the people who frequent them. Being part of the Marvel Max line, the series is intended for readers over the age of 18.