Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Receives Prequel Comic For Free Comic Day


Posted on May 4, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Come this September will mark two years since the announcement for Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The sequel illustrated in the cinematic trailer shares a new team-up with Peter Parker & Miles Morales as they fight new foes – namely Venom. However, since then has been little detail on the new game. The developer at the same time revealed a Wolverine game is also in the works as well.

More recently, Insomniac Games despite sharing no release window for the game did assure its fans it aims to release the second installment sometime in 2023. A later reveal told that fall or late 2023 is when to expect the new game for 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man. But amid the wait, fans can sample some of the story in celebration of Free Comic Book Day this weekend.

Over at PlayStation Blog, it was revealed that a prequel comic leading up to the events for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will release. Noted, it appears the comic is only one issue to catch up players from the first game and the Miles Morales spin-off.

When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic. But we kept coming back to the same core premise—What if Peter, Miles, and MJ had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand?

Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going?

Jon Paquette, Insomniac Games Narrative Director

“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!” Paquette adds.

“To find the answers to these questions we collaborated with the experts: Writer Christos Gage (who was also one of the writers on Marvel’s Spider-Man), and Artist Ig Guara. In celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Fans in the US can visit a participating comic book store or download the comic digitally on the Marvel Unlimited app* or Marvel.com starting on May 6. The comic will be available digitally worldwide through the Marvel Unlimited app at a later date!”

Similarly, Rocksteady Studios is doing the same for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. In collaboration with DC Comics, the developer is creating a five-issue comic series that take place prior to the game, titled ‘Suicide Squad: Kill Arkham Asylum’. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you plan to read the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 prequel comic?

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is listed for PlayStation 5.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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