Amazing Spider-Man, The: What Makes a Hero? Peter Parker is the Amazing Spider-Man, and he has awesome powers. Thanks to a bite from a radioactive spider, the Amazing Spider-Man can scale tall buildings and even sling webs across skyscrapers. But does he have what it takes to be a hero? Find out what it really means to be a superhero in this super eBook short that's jam-packed with action, adventure, and heart.