From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-David has taken the screenplay and turned it into an entertaining, exciting novel. The famous character has been updated for the 21st century with high-tech weapons and gadgets, and genetically altered spiders. The story traces Peter Parker from his origins as a wimpy high school nerd to a New York City photographer by day and crime-fighting superhero by night. The usual characters are all well portrayed: Peter's longtime love Mary Jane, the gruff newspaper editor J. Jonah Jamesson, Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and, of course, Spidey's nemesis, the Green Goblin. Much of the book centers on the rivals and how they came to be what they are: one seeking redemption and the other revenge. With its snappy dialogue, fast pace, and jam-packed action sequences, the novel has the feel of a comic book, and it should be a hot item with teens.James O. Cahill, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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About the Author
is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation
novels, including Imzadi
and A Rock and a Hard Place
. His original works include the original fantasy Sir Apropos of Nothing
, the Arthurian novel Knight Life
, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad
. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk
and has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Spider-Man
and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099
. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5
novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases
. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and TV scripts.