"Apparently the editor of this comic book believes that spider bites cause people to dance."This comic is referring to the Tarantella, a famous dance from Italy's Taranto region, where it was once believed that a bite from the wolf spider would cause uncontrollable dancing. The arachnid and the dance get their name from this region. I would think this reference would make more sense in the 1960s when people did more folk and ballroom dancing than today.
More hacktastic Tallarico "art"... no wonder he was reduced to drawing "Where's Waldo" ripoffs and dire "how to draw" books.