Insomniac Games and PlayStation have announced a free prequel comic for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 ahead of the anticipated game’s release later this year. The prequel comic book will arrive as part of Free Comic Book Day taking place on 6 May, which is only a couple of days away. “Spider-Man 2 #1” from writer Christos Gage and artist Ig Guara will offer a glimpse at the lives of Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Mary-Jane Watson following the events of the previous games.
Gage, who previously wrote the comic book adaptation for Marvel’s Spider-Man, will return to write the prequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. According to a blog post from Insomniac Games Narrative Director Joe Paquette, the comic will dive into how Peter is adapting to the existence of two Spider-Men in New York City, how Miles is doing in school and what’s been happening in MJ’s career as a journalist.
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Additionally, a beloved Marvel Comics superhero, The Hood, will be introduced into the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man. The synopsis for the prequel comic reads:
“In this story, their lives collide as Peter, Miles, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city, and each other. They keep coming back to one of the main themes of the comic: is magic real? Because in this action-packed issue, a beloved Super Villain makes their first appearance in our universe and appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists: none other than The Hood!”
Fans in the US can go to their nearest comic book retailer to pick up the comic. Alternatively, they can also download it from Marvel’s website or through the Marvel Unlimited app beginning on 6 May. The comic will be made available digitally worldwide through the Marvel Unlimited app but no release date was given.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is currently in development for PS5.
Source: PlayStation Blog