The free prequel comic for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is now available to read online.
The comic was initially released physically on May 6 in the US to coincide with Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotional effort by the comic book industry which sees participating specialty stores give away comics free of charge.
It can now be read online at Marvel’s website too.
“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,” Insomniac Games narrative director Jon Paquette said in a PlayStation Blog post. “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?”
He added: “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.”
Tony Todd, who plays Venom in Spider-Man 2, recently claimed that Sony is targeting a September release date for the game.
This is the same release window publishing sources previously told VGC to expect the highly anticipated title.