Spider-Man The Venom Factor Author:Diane Duane Something is stealing radioactive waste in New York, the homeless are being killed, and the navy has lost a mysterious cargo. Who better to deal with these harrowing happenings than Spider-Man? Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) somehow gets mixed up in it. As Peter worries about the price of film, and his girlfriend MJ auditions for acting jobs, the... more » menaces multiply until Spider-Man, with some unlikely help, succeeds in saving the city despite the usual misconceptions and opposition.
Duane has a nice light touch with her comic-book superhero protagonist, managing to invest some intrinsically pretty unbelievable occurrences with a patina of authenticity. Great literature it ain't, but it's fun, which, after all, is what it's supposed to be.« less
About ten years ago, I somehow got my hands on this book, and it changed the way I look at super heroes for the rest of my life.
This is an exceptionally well-written novelization of a comic book universe, with each character thoughtfully written out and brought to life. Spider-Man is in all his glory, although without the graphical representations you find in the comics, a little bit more imagination will be needed to fully enjoy the story!