Sony announced fans of Marvel’s Spider-Man can enjoy a prequel comic as part of Free Comic Book Day. This takes place on May 6, so if you want to secure a copy make sure to plan ahead.
The same reveal post also added some insight into what players can expect from the comic, and where to find it for free.
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?
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!
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!PlayStation Blog
Finally, Sony confirmed Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will be available as a standalone purchase on PlayStation 5 later this month.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will be available as a $10 upgrade to PlayStation 4 owners. For everyone else, it will be available for $49.99.