In the mid-2000s, Simon & Schuster acquired the rights to do novels based on Marvel superheroes. The first three Spider-Man books they did were by me (Down These Mean Streets), New York Times best-selling author and creator of the hugely popular Harry Dresden books Jim Butcher (The Darkest Hours), and my fellow Star Trek novelist Christopher L. Bennett (Drowned in Thunder). All three novels took place at the same time as J. Michael Straczynski’s contemporary run on Amazing Spider-Man, with Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson married, Peter teaching high school science at his alma mater, Midtown High, and Mary Jane embarking on a theatre career.
As part of its “Marvel Classic Novels” line, Titan Books will be putting out an omnibus that will collect all three novels in a single volume, and it’s available for preorder! Click on this link for all the preorder possibilities for Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus, coming in May 2021!