When Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, he became much more than the shy, introverted high school student he had always been. Now possessed of the proportionate strength, speed, and agility of a spider, he sought to use his newfound abilities to achieve wealth and fame. But after his beloved Uncle Ben was murdered, the grief-stricken youth soon realized that with great power comes great responsibility. Now Peter wages a one-man crusade against crime...in the costumed identity of the amazing Spider-Man!
Jeff Mariotte is the award-winning author of more than 40 published novels, several nonfiction books, and more than 130 comic books and graphic novels. His output includes original thriller The Devil's Bait, supernatural thrillers such as Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, and teen horror novels Dark Vengeance (a four-book series, collected in two volumes) and Carnival Summer. Work in licensed publishing includes novels set in the universes of CSI and CSI: Miami, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Conan, Spider-Man, Superman, Supernatural, and more. Among his best known comics are the long-running horror/Western series Desperadoes, Barack Obama: The Comic Book Biography, Garrison, and Fade to Black.
Since 1980, he has worked in the worlds of books, comics, writing, editing and publishing, in nearly every occupation: bookseller and bookstore owner, vice-president of marketing, senior editor, editor-in-chief, freelance writer, technical editor, and occasionally freelance editor.
He's recently joined the digital book revolution, self-publishing the original e-books The Devil's Bait and Carnival Summer, and a new digital reprint of The Slab.
He lives far away from everything and everyone, on the Flying M Ranch in the rural American southwest, and he likes it that way.