Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six (Spider-Man)

Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six (Spider-Man)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 Before Lives Are Claimed

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

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six (Spider-Man)
  • Adam-Troy Castro
  • English
  • 08 September 2017
  • 9780425167748

10 thoughts on “Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six (Spider-Man)

  1. says:

    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 enough twists and turns to keep the readers in suspense Unlike in some other superhero licensed things, it doesn t throw in elements that throw off the counter balance of the story Another cool thing about this book is that it has a cartoon panel at that beginning of each chapter to give it that Comic book feel As a fan of Super Heroes it made this already great book even better I must say that Mr Castro did a great job of capturing the very essence of the well known web head and his friend s and enemies alike This one joins my Blockbuster Book Club.

  2. says:

    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 reforming the supervillain team of ever changing members, The Sinister Six This time around featuring Dr Octopus, The Chameleon, Electro, The Vulture, Mysterio and Pity, who is the new kid on the block The problem is Mysterio, who has his own agenda to deal with before he can commit to the team And that agenda is to destroy the lives and or careers of the people who mocked his directorial debut in Hollywood As motivations go, it s not a bad one Of course, things get personal when the first victim is an old friend of Mary Jane Watson Parker, wife of Peter Parker who is also The Amazing Spider Man This drags our hero into the fray with his own set of motivations beyond the simplistic idea it s his job to save people The book moves along at a good pace, never really feeling like a novel of over 300 pages Castro really captures the flavor of Spidey s personality while at the same time allowing us inside his head to feel his fear when his wife is in danger He also fills the books with innumerable nods and winks to popular culture, other marvel comics, and even characters from that other company which also does superheroes I got a fair few of them but I guarantee I didn t get them all But they are not so intrusive that if you don t get them you don t feel like you re being left out of the joke Instead, you just read straight past them If you do catch it, though, it s good for a momentary laugh before you move on Where I did have a slight problem, though, and why this gets a four and not a five, is twofold One, there were some language issues The amount of repetition of words and ideas did get intrusive after a while It felt like the book needed one pass from the copy editor since a lot of these particular passages had the feeling of making a change on one end of the sentence without cleaning up the other end something we all do, but in this case should have been caught The other problem had to do with Peter and Mary Jane s marriage We get a lot of how in love they are and that s wonderful As I said earlier, it s really nice to see Spider man nervous not because he s fighting the bad guy, but because he s worried about getting home to the missus or, worse yet, she herself is in immediate danger and he can t afford to make a mistake But then there are scenes where we get back story like she was friends with the first of Mysterio s victims, which don t come out until they become major plot points As a married couple, this seems to be one of those things which would have been discussed, especially since it started and was continuing during the time of the marriage Further, there s a scene at a gloriously bad Broadway Musical and a side kudos for nailing the musical style lyrics and we find out later Mary Jane was in the running for the lead of that particular play As an actress, devoted to her husband, you would think he d have been told she almost got the lead in huge broadway hit We find out they had fights over here career path in the past so why did she never mention her prominent audition before the show was shut down by a bad guy It was these few moments which pushed me right out of the book There weren t many, mind you, but enough that it left me a little disappointed, especially since the rest was so good.

  3. says:

    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 from him This has all the earmarks on would expect from this type of book It has other beloved characters from this world, name dropping that connects it to other Marvel characters, the funny quips which is a trademark of our main character, and plenty of action The only reason I did not give this a higher rating is a personal one I have never been a fan of Mysterio but with that being said, this book does entertain.This book does what it is suppose to do It is not great literature but I satisfies the comic book fan inside me From the references to pop culture to fantastic images Spidey battling mechanical sharks , this book satisfies and this trilogy only gets better as I have already read the other two books and they were terrific.

  4. says:

    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 Jane decides to take part in an action movie being filmed in New York, and Spider Man works to stop Mysterio before he causes any trouble However, unknown to the web slinger, a mysterious person known as the Gentleman has tasked the Chameleon with a serious task The gathering of some of Spider Man s strongest and deadliest foes for a team known as the Sinister Six Although the story s plot was good, I felt that it was a little dark after growing up seeing Spider Man on the little screen Kids who like this hero might not like how much serious the characters are in the story, although the book has all of Spidey s humor and witty lines However, after reading this book I ve decided to stick with the Spider Man I grew up seeing on television.

  5. says:

    Fantastic opening act in this very entertaining trilogy.

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