Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artists: John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Published: November 2001
152 color pages
Throughout his life, Peter Parker has often felt alone. When he first discovered his spider-like abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider, he kept them secret. His attempts to exploit them for profit resulted in his Uncle Ben's murder. Later, his attempts at maintaining the secret from his first love, Gwen Stacy, resulted in her death. It seemed as though no one understood the difficult balance between mortal and hero.
Until now, that is. A mysterious figure appears suddenly, exhibiting similar powers to Peter. He can stick to walls and jump from building to building, just like the wall-crawler. Who is this mystery man? Who are the people he represents? And what is this ancient evil that has arrived in America in search of Peter?
This ground-breaking tale was written by famed comics and television scribe J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Rising Stars) and illustrated by the knock-out team of John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna.
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #30-35.