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Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six

(Sinister Six #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  8 reviews
On several occasions, a half-dozen of Spider-Man's greatest enemies have banded together as the Sinister Six. Now, at the behest of a deadly benefactor known only as the Gentleman, the Chameleon has been tasked with assembling a new Sinister Six with the most ambitious scheme yet! Soon, he has recruited the Vulture, freed Electro and Dr. Octopus from prison, and been joine ...more
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Published October 1st 2019 by Dreamscape Media (first published March 1st 1999)
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Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Superhero comic book stories are straight-up bonkers. I'm not sure how I haven't really noticed this before, especially after seeing Alan Moore deconstruct them so well in Supreme, but when an author summarizes all the events that have happened to a given character when introducing them in his story, it gives attention to it. I mean, Razorback the character should be a clue, but when you find out he went to space and fought Thanos ... well, sometimes I'm a little dense.

I think part of what Castr
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The following review was published in the online newspaper The Orkney News in March 2020. Link here.

Spider-Man: The Gathering Of The Sinister Six by Adam-Troy Castro

Hello again to my readers! I think it’s time I return to the realm of auditory superheroes. So why don’t I bring us back to the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man? Unlike last time with Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours this isn’t an adaptation of a comic book storyline but – as far as I can make o
Adam Graham
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
The first of the Sinister Six trilogy of text novels by Adam-Troy Castro finds a sinister "Gentleman" gathering together the Sinister Six, but one of them-Mysterio is launching a deadly plot of his own against the acting community.

I have to admit that this book did kind of pull the rug out from under me. Initially, at the start of the book, the focus was on the Gentleman, his cruelty, and his plan to take on Spider-man for reasons unknown, as well as to destroy the city and somehow reap a handso
Stephen Holtman
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Sinister six trilogy. It’s about how this criminal mastermind known as the Gentlemen tries to assemble the afore mentioned Sinister Six, while at the same time, Mysterio wrecks havoc on various movie related places such as sets, movie theatres and Etc.. This book was great because it gave you a glimpse into what happens in the Superhero’s life without straying too far from the points that we are use to. I don’t want to completely ruin what happens. Because it has en ...more
Jaq Greenspon
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
Jim C
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My actual rating is 3.5 stars.

This is the first book of a trilogy. It is a book that takes place in the Marvel universe. Even though the title suggests this would concern the Sinister Six, they are the minor storyline. This story concentrates on Mysterio and his plans to revenge on those who he believed that have wronged him in the past. Our favorite wall crawler plans to stop him.

This was an enjoyable read and this author has penned several books in this universe and I have not read a bad one f
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
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Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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