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ISBN:
1416594760
ISBN13:
978-1416594765
Author:
Jim Butcher
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Gallery Books; Reprint edition (June 2, 2009)
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304 pages
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Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours is a novel written by Jim Butcher featuring characters from the Spider-Man Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours is a novel written by Jim Butcher featuring characters from the Spider-Man Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The book was first published by the Pocket Books division of Simon & Schuster on June 27, 2006. The book opens with Peter Parker being forced to be a substitute basketball coach at the high school where he teaches science. He is challenged by Samuel Larkin, a star basketball player, who refuses to work with the other players

Meaning that his novel SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS comes as a very welcome addition and a strong entry into the Spider-Man world

Ships from and sold by cbexchange. Meaning that his novel SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS comes as a very welcome addition and a strong entry into the Spider-Man world. Some background first: Some time ago Spider-Man tangled with a psychic vampire named Morlun (first appearing in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 2) I believe). Morlun, super-strong and inhumanly durable, pushed the webhead to the brink and Spidey admits that he almost, almost gave up.

Peter Parker's life has hit a peaceful stretch. Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours is thoughtful and insightful while still containing plenty of action and mayhem. To start, this version of Spider-Man has Peter and MJ married, Aunt May in on the alter-ego, and Peter teaching high school science part time. I start there because there are so many iterations of the Any time a novel is written about a comic book character there is the potential for much cheesy-ness. In the hands of an author of Jim Butcher’s caliber, that potential is never reached.

Chapter 1. My name is Peter Parker and I'm the sort of person who occasionally gets in a little over his head

Chapter 1. My name is Peter Parker and I'm the sort of person who occasionally gets in a little over his head. The most important thing," said the man in the dark hood, walking down the hall next to me, "is not to show them any fear. If you hesitate, or look like you don't know what you're doing, even for a second, they'll sense the weakness. They'll eat you alive.

Jim has written a Spider-Man novel! We saw Darkest Hours in July 2006. Posted by fred on 2010/12/26 at 6:51 pm. When’s the next book?!! Peace Talks is coming out July 14th, 2020! Curious about other goodies?

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours. 333333333333335 3 5 Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: Jack Meloche. 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?

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours. Future audiobook releases 2019-09-03. Peter Parker's life has hit a peaceful stretch.

We're onto book six of spider man! Guys, I just want to cry! .

We're onto book six of spider man! Guys, I just want to cry! Do you know what this means? We're so close to finish the entire spider man series! That's amazing! Thank you thank you thank you! This book is the prelude to book seven because there are certain characters who will appear-and you already know them by a group name they have been referred to by ^^ so another excitement! We're going to see a lot of stuff happening in here! Anyway, without further ado, let's get going!

Featured Characters: Spider-Man (Peter Parker). Supporting Characters: Mary Jane Watson-Parker. Samuel Larkin (Only appearance). Black Cat (Felicia Hardy). Antagonists: Inheritors (First appearance) (Unnamed).

Featured Characters: Spider-Man (Peter Parker). Thanis (First appearance). Malos (First appearance). Mortia (First appearance). Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich). Other Characters: Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange). Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Mentioned). Ezekiel Sims (Mentioned). Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Mentioned).

Written by Jim Butcher, Audiobook narrated by Jack Meloche. When the supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago - and all he holds dear? Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt.

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours. Written by: Jim Butcher. Narrated by: Jack Meloche. Release Date: September 3, 2019. Publisher: Dreamscape Media. Run time: 6 hours and 8 minutes. Unabridged Audiobook.

A stunningly packaged trade paperback reissue of Pocket Books’ original Spider-Man novel—from New York Times bestselling 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 is stronger than ever, and he’s enjoying his job as a high school science teacher. Life is good. But, 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-Man to stop the destructive villain in his tracks. But he’s unexpectedly foiled 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.
Reviews:
  • Bremar
I can only imagine how difficult it is for an established writer and world-builder to step into another universe and contribute. But Jim Butcher is clearly a big fan of Spider-Man, and it shows here. This is a Harry Dresden novel, if Harry Dresden had been bitten by a radioactive spider. And had a luckier love life. And been the foster son of Stan Lee. There is a fairly involved plot, in whose multiple threads I never felt entangled, a wise-cracking lead character who is also capable of growing and learning from experience in ways hard to pack into a comic book, and some quite remarkable character development in (not much spoiler here) The Rhino.

In spite of a schedule that doesn't allow me much fun reading these days, I buzzed through this in segments in two days, always interested to get back to it, never bored, and never feeling I could predict what would happen next. If Butcher gets tired of world-building and just wants to play, I hope he comes back to Spider-Man, because I had a lot of fun reading this book.
  • Mikarr
This is a pretty good Spider-Man story with the villain being Mourlun. He is usually not my favorite villain but in this one he is okay. Also we have a little sub plot bout Mary Jane getting her own little car to get around NYC for her acting gig. Overall it's not bad and I enjoyed it a lot.

It's worth reading for fans of the wall-crawler. Check it out!
  • Nilarius
Man, I have been on some Spider-Man kick lately. Being a nerdy nerd of the nerdiest order, when it comes to superheroes, I can't help but relate most to the wallcrawler. I've read novels featuring Spidey before, but I have to say that Jim Butcher is the first writer outside of the comic book field to really capture the essence Peter Parker, his voice and his humor and his compassion. Jim Butcher gets Spidey, really gets him. Meaning that his novel SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS comes as a very welcome addition and a strong entry into the Spider-Man world.

Some background first: Some time ago Spider-Man tangled with a psychic vampire named Morlun (first appearing in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 2) #30, I believe). Morlun, super-strong and inhumanly durable, pushed the webhead to the brink and Spidey admits that he almost, almost gave up. It took Spidey injecting himself with radioactive substance from the core of a nuclear reactor to take the bad boy out. This face-off would end with Morlun perishing, although not at Spider-Man's hands.

In Jim Butcher's novel Morlun's siblings come looking for vengeance and, once again, Spider-Man would be tested to the limit. As he soon learns, Morlun and his family are part of the Ancients, supernatural parasites, thousands of years old, who feed off totemic beings, namely humans who are associated with and who base their powers on animals. Worse news: once these Ancients make bodily contact with their prey, they're able to track them down anywhere.

Peter is out investigating a dust-up in Times Square when Felicia Hardy, the reformed ex-criminal Black Cat and Peter's ex, drops in to warn him that he's about to step into a trap. The trap turns out to be Morlun's sister and two brothers, newly come to town and looking to bust some friendly neighborhood web-heads. But, as a totemic person herself, Felicia promptly finds herself in mortal danger and a possible snack. As a longtime reader of Spidey's adventures, I'm always cool with sexy Felicia popping up, and there's always that flammable relationship between her and Mary Jane to look forward to. With those two, the possibility of an epic cat fight is always on the table. Need I say that MJ isn't too pleased that her husband's old flame is back in the mix?

Of course, heavy hitters like the FF and the Avengers are unavailable. And the one ally fully appropriate to the situation, Dr. Strange, is forced to sit this one out (something about how his interference may throw off the balance between the forces of this and that mucketymuck). Surprisingly, Spidey and the Black Cat get help from an unexpected corner.

It's not that Spidey hadn't gone toe to toe with overwhelming opposition before. And, certainly, I don't believe that Mortia, Malos, and Thanis (Morlun's siblings) are the worst Spidey has ever or will ever face. But dang if Jim Butcher doesn't ratchet up the suspense and make you feel that Peter Parker, frightened and desperate, is really up against it this time. SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS is narrated thru Peter's first person perspective, and so we get a personal front row seat to what makes the guy tick. After all this time the death of his Uncle Ben remains an unshakeable reminder, and so that colossal old bump of responsibility is always there, chillin' at the periphery. And, if you're a fan of the Dresden Files, then you already know that not only is Jim Butcher aces at presenting the human side of a hero but the guy can really snap that banter, as well. Butcher peppers the story with Peter's self-deprecating sense of humor, although the funniest thing in this book may be Felicia's revelatory accusation that Peter, a guy who seems to prefer going solo, may actually be the world's biggest team-up slut.

Another thing I really liked is the exploration of Peter and Mary Jane's relationship and marriage. We get treated to an MJ who is a strong three dimensional character, and Jim Butcher demonstrates in this book just how fortunate Peter is to have someone as understanding and self-sacrificing (and drop-dead gorgeous) as MJ in his life. Imagine being the wife to a vigilante who dresses up in tights and takes on superpowered menaces... Waiting and wondering if he'll come home safe and sound this time... That's a horrible chore, brother. MJ is written so well here and her moments with Peter are so good that it brings back all the bile generated from my reading of the ONE MORE DAY arc, which erased their marriage from existence (I spit on you, ONE MORE DAY - ptui!).

There's also a subplot involving Mary Jane needing to pass a driver's test in order to make sure she gets to her new acting gig on time. It all ties into the big picture.

On the civilian side, Peter is still a high school science teacher, only this time he's also been saddled with temporary basketball coach duties. As such, he right away crosses the high school hoops prodigy, a promising but arrogant kid who needs to learn a lesson on teamwork. What are the odds that Peter himself will end up taking notes about the subject? After all, it just may save his life.

I don't exactly perk up whenever the Rhino does one of his patented rampages thru New York; I never thought he was all that interesting a villain, and, really, overall, I still don't. But Butcher invests some depth and even complexity to the Rhino, and we even learn dude's first name. And there's that one scene in which the Rhino inadvertently has Mary Jane cracking up with his tales of woe as a professional mercenary (mostly because his comments indirectly, hilariously references certain elements of the Spider-Man mythos).

Regarding the 616 continuity, SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS takes place before THE OTHER: EVOLVE OR DIE arc (Spider-Man: The Other (Black Costume Cover)) and definitely before ONE MORE DAY. Here's a fun fact: In THE OTHER storyline Morlun returns and ends up munching on one of Spidey's eyeballs.

I recommend the hell out of this book. Jim Butcher is a fantastic visual storyteller, his style pretty ideal for superhero novelizations. Here, he packs in blistering action sequences and doles out heaps of good characterization and throwaway wisecracks. Butcher, with his research and keeping the faith with the Spidey mythos and continuity, easily convinces me that he's a True Believer and that he also probably faces front. I'm really glad that he wrote this Spider-Man novel, but, brother, get cracking with the next Harry Dresden book already!!
  • Chillhunter
I picked this up because I like Butcher's Dresden Files books. This is the best comic book novel I have read. It actually feels somewhat like reading a comic book; good imagery and good writing. Many of the comic book novels I have read feel like they were written by someone who knew very little about the characters, or comics in general. Butcher seemed to actually know the characters he was writing.
  • Pruster
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files series. The protagonist, Harry Dresden, is a wizard version of Spider-Man. After reading most of the Dresden Files books, I stumbled upon The Darkest Hour, and I knew it would be a fun read. Butcher understands Spider-Man/Peter Parker, and he is able to take you into the web slinger's mind and life as well as the best of the comic book hero's writers. I feel like I know Spider-Man/Peter Parker even better after reading this book, and I have been a fan of the comics for decades. The combination of Butcher's knowledge of the comic and ability to write allows him to describe the web-slinger better than the comics could by themselves. And we haven't even touched upon Butcher's real talent. He can spin an adventure and fight scene like no other author. I have never known an author who can put the protagonist in impossible situations and still find reasonable ways for him to succeed, and in this book, Butcher does it over and over again. As an extra bonus, we get to learn more about the Rhino and there is a guest spot by Dr. Strange. You don't even need to be a fan of Spider-Man to really enjoy this book.