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Eighth book in the interesting but failed experiment to turn Marvel super-heroes into a series of paperback novels for grown-ups. The authors were burdened by telling two stories, the mail plot, plus they had to fill in all the character background that non-comic readers needed to know. The books told fairly typical comic book stories, but in prose. Prose is not ideal for these stories. Finally, most of the writers were comic book writers, not seasoned prose stylists. In an earlier experiment, p ...more