Manhattan is gripped in violent panic. Peter Parker has not slept in days. Abandoning his friends and family, Spider-Man cannot…WILL not…stop if there are people to be saved. But as the opening salvos of Fear Itself take their violent toll, will Spidey have what it takes to fight his own doubts? Then: Ben Grimm, one of the most beloved heroes in the Marvel Universe, is now the willing avatar of the Srepent’s malice–an engine of discord cutting an unstoppable path of destruction through the heart of New York City! How did the Serpent’s Hammer seduce him so easily? And can he be stopped before he levels the entire city in the name of his dark master? Plus: the secrets of Fear Itself’s Hammer-wielders revealed! Get up to speed on the origins of the foes who are shattering the Marvel Universe’s very core! Some of Marvel’s finest writers and artists team up to bring you the living history of the Worthy!