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Spider-Man. Secret of the Sinister Six
Castro, Adam-Troy.
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New York : ibooks : BP Books, Inc, 2002.
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442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Gentleman has been the secret mastermind of wars and acts of crime around the world, including the murder of Peter Parker's parents. Years ago, the Gentleman discovered that Peter Parker is secretly Spider-Man. He brainwashed Peter's long-lost sister and turned her into the super-villainess known as Pity. A new Sinister Six (The Gentleman, Pity, Doctor Octopus, Electro, the Vulture, and Mysterio) will enact the final act of vengeance--destroy Peter Parker!
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"Based on characters in Marvel Comics"--Jacket.
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X Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy
X Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Spider-Man battles the most dangerous Sinister Six line-up ever: Doctor Octopus, Electro, Mysterio, the Vulture, the tragic but deadly Pity, and the group's mysterious leader, the Gentleman - a villain who had a hand in the deaths of Spider-Man's parents But what neither Spider-Man nor his enemies know is that the Gentleman is about to set his master plan into motion: destroying all the financial markets in the world and make himself the richest man in the world. As for the villainess Pity, Spider-Man has become convinced that she is his long-lost sister. But to get Pity to reject her life of crime and break free of the Gentleman's control, he needs conclusive proof - proof that only the X-Man known as Wolverine has. But time is running out for Spider-Man, for Pity, and for the world.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-Up In this final volume of a trilogy, Spider-Man faces six super-villains who attack New York City. Brought together by the deliciously evil "Gentleman," the bad guys each battle the webslinger at least once. The most intriguing of the six is Pity, a female with powers of darkness; Spider-Man suspects she might be his sister. Castro does an excellent job of capturing the feel of comic-book action through his prose. The lively scenes feature nearly over-the-top descriptions, balanced by dry and sometimes sarcastic humor. The intense, but playful tone involves readers in the intrigue and the battles, while recognizing that it's all in good fun. Sly nods to popular culture are peppered throughout, including references to characters from beyond the world of comics, such as the sheriff from Fargo and the evil Nazi from Marathon Man; even Scooby Doo and friends show up on the final pages. The daylong attack on New York fills up more than 100 pages, with plenty of quick scene changes and a large cast of supporting characters. Though they can be hard to keep track of, they add to the atmosphere of this bizarre city in which super-powered heroes and villains wage life and death battles on a fairly regular basis. Readers who haven't read the first two books in the trilogy will have no trouble catching on: Spider-Man himself sums up recent events in a funny lecture he gives to a ridiculous would-be villain. -Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.