Criminology * Psychology * Criminal Law * Detective
Forensic Medicine * Gymnastics * Writing
The Mighty Crusaders
When John Raymond was a child, his brother Tom was a juvenile lawbreaker. Tom continued his wicked ways and ended up in jail while John, trying to understand what made his brother evil, studied psychology and criminology.
Unsatisfied simply lecturing about crime, he became The Web, snaring criminals in events of their own making. He possesses no abilities beyond his criminology training and physically fit physique.
The Web is married to the former Rose Wayne who, in the '40s, forced him to give up his superheroic career. But he compulsively returned to it in the '60s and, since then, his forays into crimefighting have been the source of frequent domestic squabbles. Rose deals with her husband's "hobby" by going home to mother, taking jobs, and on one occasion becoming a superhero herself, Pow Girl. For his part, Raymond is frequently undercut by his age and slowed reflexes.