In Marvel Comic's classic "Amazing Fantasy" #15, the legendary creative team of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko transformed teenage Peter Parker into Marvel's flagship hero, the Amazing Spider-Man. Early on in the issue, Peter receives his super powers and creates the identity of Spider-Man, but that's not what transforms him into a hero. Spider-Man's true career begins after the burglar he let escape murders his beloved Uncle Ben, teaching Peter the harsh lesson of, "With great power, comes great responsibility."
Since that fateful day, Peter has lived by that mantra. It's forced him to make difficult and dangerous choices. It also forces him to confront and overcome his fears on a regular basis. This Spring, Spidey will have to contend with not just his fears, but the fears of the entire city of New York. This is the premise behind writer Christ Yost and artist Mike McKone's event tie-in miniseries "Fear Itself: Spider-Man." We spoke with Yost about the project, which begins in May.