The Darkest HoursBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Darkest hours