Black Spider is a DC Comics villain and an enemy of Batman who first appeared in Detective Comics #463 (September 1976). Eric Needham was a small time crook and heroin addict. After accidentally killing his father and arrested, he fights his drug habit and begins a war on the drug trade. Donning a costume, Needham calls himself Black Spider and begins killing off drug dealers, putting him at odds with Batman. In addition, Needham has also served in the Suicide Squad. Black Spider has no superpowers, but he is a capable fighter and uses a wrist pistol to shoot enemies.