The Darkest Hours - Spiderman Author:Jim Butcher Peter Parker's life has hit a peaceful stretch. No evildoers have tried to flatten him in weeks, his marriage to Mary Jane isstronger than ever, and he's enjoying his job as a high schoolscience teacher. Life is good.Naturally, that doesn't last.When Peter learns that his old enemy the Rhino is on a rampage in Times Square, he suits up as Spider... more »-Man to stop the destructive villain in his tracks. But he's unexpectedly foiled in his attempts by the Black Cat, a former ally and old flame. The Cat informs Peter that the Rhino is just a distraction -- the real threat comes from a group of Ancients, members of the same race as the being called Morlun, who Spidey defeated in battle years earlier. The Ancients are now looking to exact revenge -- and hope to steal Spider-Man's life force in the process.To defeat such powerful beings, Spider-Man is going to need all the help he can get, especially from the Black Cat. But what will Mary Jane Parker have to say about that? Peter isn't sure which is worse -- the Ancients trying to drain his life force, or the wrath of a jealous wife....« less
Jim Butcher is also the author of the sci fi series "Dresden Files". I haven't read many of his books. He did a fantastic job on this book. I think he really captured the comic book Spiderman's essence in this novel. Without causing any spoilers the dialogue between Peter and the rhino later in the book had me actually laughing. Most of these comic novelizations are ok, some are pretty good. But this one rates up in the excellent category in my opinion.