A rising young author during the Golden Age of Heroes,
John Law threw himself into his research for his next
book a history of 'mystery men' titled Altered Egos by
becoming a 'mystery man' himself. Arming himself with
a 'web gun' and a costume with adhesive surfaces on
the boots that enabled him to climb walls, Law became
the Tarantula. He was a frequent ally of the JSA and a
member of the All Stars.
John retired his Tarantula id shortly after the
publication of Altered Egos in the 1960's.
Regretfully, the book's popularity was short lived and
John faded into pulp fiction obscurity. A resident of
Bludhaven for a number of years, John has become quite
the curmudgeon. He still writes pulp fiction novels on
a old battered typewriter.