Spider-Man is the star of his own Fear Itself tie-in miniseries, Fear Itself: Spider-Man, announced by Marvel Comics on Thursday.The three-issue miniseires will be written by Christopher Yost, the head writer of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes on Disney XD and co-writer of stints on New X-Men and X-Force with frequent collaborator Craig Kyle. Mike McKone, recently of Avengers Academy, is on art duties for the series. In an interview published in early January on Newsarama, main Fear Itself writer Matt Fraction described Spider-Man's role in the story as, "Thematically, my approach to Spider-Man in this is that he is really the presence of vox populi. He is the voice of the people, he is the guy on the streets. That there is an art image of him surrounded by the anxiety of the people is perfectly appropriate." Fear Itself: Spider-Man starts in May, with a cover price of $2.99. The series joins other previously announced Fear Itself tie-ins including Fear Itself: The Home Front, Nick Spencer and Scot Eaton on Secret Avengers, the April-launching Herc series, and the prologue Fear Itself: Book of the Skull. Marvel's full press release follows: This May, great fear will come with great vulnerability as acclaimed writer Christopher Yost and superstar artist Mike McKone plunge Marvel’s web-slinger directly into the year’s most cataclysmic comics event in Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1 (of 3)! The forces of fear have overrun New York…and Spider-Man is the only hero left standing!
“Everything I’ve seen so far from Fear Itself has given me chills,” said Editor Stephen Wacker. “Yost who really found the way into the story by pinpointing the sheer humanity of Spidey and the fact that Fear Itself would affect Peter Parker more deeply than just about any other hero.”
As the entire city stands on the brink of chaos, will he alone be able to defend its citizens from the legions of fear? And can even Marvel’s most mettlesome of heroes gaze into the face of Fear Itself without giving into mortal terror? Learn the true meaning of arachnophobia this May – only in Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1 (of 3)!
FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN #1 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils by MIKE MCKONE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated T+ … $2.99
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