Literature: Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours

A Spider-Man novel written by Jim Butcher in 2006 which serves as a sequel to a story arc within The Amazing Spider-Man comic (The start of which beings in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 if your curious). As is Jim Butcher's style, many tropes from the Dresden Files appear here as well.The novel chronicles the life of Peter Parker/Spider-Man as he attempts to defeat a trio of psychotic life-eating monsters who want him dead because he killed their brother by injecting himself with radioactive material and then beating him down until the monster's assistant empties a Glock into him. The now-dead monster (named Morlun) has two brothers named Thanis and Malos, and a sister named Mortia. All three of them want to beat Spider-Man and eat his totemic life-force (the power he has from being associated with a spider). Spider-Man is joined by his old flame The Black Cat as well as Doctor Strange and The Rhino (yes, really). Our hero eventually defeats the psychotic family with magic rocks and plays basketball with a Tibetan monk.

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Spider Man The Darkest Hours