Synopsis: Spider-Man defends himself from yet another attack by the special effects guru turned criminal, Mysterio. The fight ends quickly when the wall-crawler realizes he is not actually dealing with the villain but his cameras and simulations. Peter Parker doesn’t have time to investigate; he is late for another assignment at the Daily Bugle. He will be working with college interns Sam Exmore and Toni Harris as they try to get a story for the newspaper’s teen supplement, “On Target”. J. Jonah Jameson refuses to run ads for a new movie in which the star, Zane Whelan, seems to condone (if not promote) marijuana use. J.J.J. storms off after Toni reminds him that the advertisements pay for the paper. Sam idolizes Zane Whelan and leads the news team to an interview the interns arranged with the actor. As they drive across town, however, Mysterio strikes. Spider-Man’s foe uses a large crane and magnet to lift the vehicle off a bridge and dangle it precariously over the river. Sam falls out the driver’s side door, and the only way Peter can save him will reveal his secret identity.
Notes: Fast Lane is a four part anti-drug story that ran as an insert in most Marvel titles between November 1999 and May 2000.