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Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six

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At the behest of a deadly benefactor known only as the Gentleman, the Chameleon must assemble a new Sinister Six: Dr. Octopus, the Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, and the Gentleman's mysterious ward, Pity. But Mysterio, the master of illusion, has a plan of his own! A number of Hollywood people have been targeted for murder, and the Webhead must halt Mysterio's deadly rampage ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Berkley
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I'm not sure if I've ever actually read a prose version of an actual comic character which wasn't a novelization of a film (I read the original Superman novel back in the 70s) but I love comics (and this book was written by Adam-troy Castro, an acquaintance) so I figured I'd give it a shot.

It's good. It's also the first book of a trilogy and so sets things up nicely for the next two installments. In this one, a mysterious villain known only as The Gentleman (original to this series of books) is
I've grown up watching the Spider-Man animated series, and I thought I should give this book a try. However, it takes on a darker feel than the shows featuring the web-slinger. This book had certain elements that are completely different from the animated series, but still a good plot.
An old friend of Mary Jane's has died, and a lot of people are saddened. However, Mysterio appears at the funeral and mocks the man, attempting to murder the people on the site, but is stopped by Spider-Man. Mary J
Fantastic opening act in this very entertaining trilogy.
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Adam-Troy Castro made his first professional sale to Spy magazine in 1987. Since then, he's published 12 books and almost 80 short stories. Among those stories are "Baby Girl Diamond" (nominated for the Bram Stoker Award) and "The Funeral March of the Marionettes" (nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1998). "The Astronaut from Wyoming," a collaboration with Jerry Oltion, appeared in Analog ...more
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