Eric Needham
Black Spider AOA
Alias(es) Black Spider
Appeared in Batman: Assault on Arkham
Status Deceased
Actor Giancarlo Esposito

Eric Needham became a masked vigilante named Black Spider. He does not claim to be a supervillain but is known to work together with other dangerous criminals. Black Spider often targets mob leaders for death.


Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit

When the Suicide Squad was sneaking into the Asylum, Black Spider killed one of the chef's who were playing poker and stole his hat to complete his disguise. He got past security and once in the kitchen he put a bunch of utensils in a microwave and it exploded, causing the distraction the Squad needed.

Later, Batman and Black Spider fought but Spider was defeated by Batman who switched costumes with him as a way of joining the Suicide Squad without their knowledge. Black Spider recovered and walked around weakly until the Joker (mistaking him as Batman) ambushed and attempted to murder him, only for Amanda Waller to do so first by triggering the detonator in his neck killing him instantly.



  • Animation (1 film)


  • Black Spider is one of the three rejected assassins in Arkham Origins, along with Cheshire and David Cain.
  • While looking at his decapitated head, Joker mockingly calls Black Spider 'Denzel', clearly because he bares a resemblance to American actor Denzel Washington.
  • During Assault on Arkham, while being transported to the Asylum he escapes his locked chair and holds a knife to Captain Boomerang. It is unclear how he mysteriously escaped.


Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit

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