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Published May 3, 2023

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Releases Prequel Comic for Free Comic Book Day

Get a first glimpse of what's to come in this Prequel Comic for the highly anticipated game Marvel's Spider-Man 2!

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Releases Prequel Comic for Free Comic Book Day

For Free Comic Book Day this year, we’re celebrating by releasing a prequel comic to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2!

Take a look at what Peter, Miles, and MJ have been up to after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. You can read the synopsis below:

When the story opens, MJ and Peter are back from Symkaria, and MJ has just finished her first book, “Perilous: A Journey Into War-Torn Symkaria.” But unfortunately, sales aren’t going well, and she’s been forced to go on J. Jonah Jameson’s “Just The Facts” podcast to try and drum up support for her book. As their ideologies clash and the interview starts to go south, the Spider-Men literally crash the interview while fighting The Tarantula (a familiar face from Spider-Geddon #0). Miles and Peter wrap up the Tarantula, which also wraps up MJ’s disastrous interview.

As the story continues, we see several worlds colliding in the lives of Miles, Peter, and MJ. Miles, a student at Brooklyn Visions Academy, sees all of his friends solidifying their plans for college—but he is feeling left out. He’s been so focused on other things; he hasn’t had time to think about the future. There are plenty of directions he could go but trying to pick the ‘right’ one is overwhelming and paralyzing.

Meanwhile, Peter is back in Queens, living in the house he grew up in. But he’s drowning in bills. May had mortgaged the house to keep F.E.A.S.T. running during the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and now Peter is left with the responsibility of finding a new job in order to make the payments. MJ would make a perfect housemate to help with the mortgage, but she needs to stay in the city for her job as an associate editor at the Daily Bugle. At least that’s what she tells Peter. There is unspoken tension between them, as both struggle to take the next step in their relationship.

On top of all that, there’s a new gang in town, and they appear to be using…magic? Our heroes work together to track down and confront members of this gang, using their super powers to uncover the gang’s leader: The Hood! This new Super Villain appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists. While Miles, Peter, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city, and each other, they keep coming back to one of the main themes of this action-packed issue: is magic real?

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic

Make sure to hop into your local comic shop and see if they’re carrying this free issue on Free Comic Book Day this May 6th! If you prefer your comics digitally, keep an eye out for the comics release on the Marvel Unlimited app at a later date.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic

If you missed out on any of the previous comics featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man’s version of Peter, check out these cool comics!

To celebrate Spider-Man's 60th anniversary, Insomniac Games joined forces with Marvel to spin up five Beyond Amazing variant covers, featuring art inspired by the Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise.

Look for other Marvel’s Spider-Man Video Game Variant covers with these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by DENNIS CHAN (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #546 by Steve McNiven)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by DARYL MANDRYK (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #46 by John Romita)

3. AVENGERS #7 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by EVE VENTRUE (homage to Dark Reign: Mister Negative Issue #1 by Jae Lee)

4. SPIDERGEDDON #0 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by SING JI (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #671 by Humberto Ramos)

5. WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by TIM TSANG (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #151 by John Romita)

See all variant covers in the galleries here and here.

 

Need more Marvel’s Spider-Man? We’re happy to announce that a standalone version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will be available to purchase on the PlayStation Store later this month! If you already own the game on PS4, whether digitally or physically, you can upgrade to the PS5 version for a discounted rate as well!

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