- Taschenbuch: 304 Seiten
- Verlag: Pocket Star (26. Dezember 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1416510729
- ISBN-13: 978-1416510727
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2 x 17,1 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.317.157 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. Dezember 2007
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The ongoing conflict between Spider-Man and his longtime outspoken nemesis, crusading newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson, reaches a whole new level when JJJ exploits several mysterious attacks on Manhattan island in his propaganda war against the web-slinger. While Spidey battles killer robots and attempts to solve the riddle of their origins, Jameson's manipulation of public opinion damages the hero's reputation and his idealism, leading to a dual showdown that will change both men's lives forever.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. He has written such critically acclaimed Star Trek novels as Ex Machina, The Buried Age, the Titan novels Orion’s Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea, the two Department of Temporal Investigations novels Watching the Clock and Forgotten History, and the Enterprise novels Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Uncertain Logic, and Live By the Code, as well as shorter works including stories in the anniversary anthologies Constellations, The Sky’s the Limit, Prophecy and Change, and Distant Shores. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider Man: Drowned in Thunder. His original work includes the hard science fiction superhero novel Only Superhuman, as well as several novelettes in Analog and other science fiction magazines.
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The fight scenes are great, the humor is great, and the characterization is spot on.
Best of all, it's so continuity-rich you'd swear Mark Gruenwald wrote it from beyond the grave. There's references to things like Aunt May hitting Spidey with a vase and MJ trying to hit him with a pillow (from a little BACK-UP story in an ANNUAL!). And even better, there's references to the previous novels, not just "Down These Mean Streets" by Keith R.A. DeCandido and "The Darkest Hours" by Jim Butcher, but even the novels from the previous series, including the ones by Diane Duane and Adam-Troy Castro. And a direct quote from the 1960's Batman movie.
And even a nickname for JJJ that's taken from the 90's animated series!
Pick it up, you will not regret it.
***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***
So all throughout this book, both Spidey and Jonah Jameson think each other is responsible for the robot attacks that are plaguing the city. Each thinks the other is in league with Electro who was directing the robots at first, even though there is very little evidence to support that. All throughout the book there is a lot of drama and tension building as the two rivals investigate these attacks and they both have a personal stake in putting a stop to these attacks.
Yet when we find out who it is, it turns out it is an A.I. that Robot Master, or whoever he was, built years ago and has now become sentient and is out to destroy humanity. Ummm... okay... why? Why use this 4th rate villain who I honestly can't remember and I've been reading Spidey comics for 13 years now. Wouldn't Doc Ock or Ultron, or even Stilt-Man be a better mastermind for this story? They all at least have something to do with robots and they are memorable and people won't be having to go to Google just to figure out who the character is.
Seriously, the story was great right up until that reveal. Then it was just a disappointment, but I still read on until the end.
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So overall this is a good Spider-Man story that involves his time as a teacher, his friends at the Bugle, his wife MJ, and Aunt May. Any fan of the Spider-Man comics will enjoy reading this and I recommend it. Check it out!
I understand that Marvel novels and novellas aren't typically the height of literary genius but if I learned to write better sentences in my sophomore fiction class, Bennett should definitely write better. There are simply too many sentences that you could read anywhere, as though Bennett typed up the book in a hurry and didn't bother to edit it more than once, as though his editor didn't care to make the prose tighter and more powerful.
On a plot level, it's not bad. The twists work. Bennett obligingly introduces the major bad guy early on and then dismisses him, only to bring him back at the end with enough logic to make it work. Agatha Christie style, though not as good. There are some plot points that seem a little stretched, like Peter's reaction to his aunt and wife when he begins to distrust everyone, but for the most part, the plot works on a fun level. There's nothing too surprising but then again most people who read this are looking for a slightly more in depth version of the comics. There's certainly nothing soul-shaking in here and, unlike the comics, there are no powerful drawings to catch the eye and mind.
It's okay but I feel Bennett could have done better.