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Marvel Announces Prequel Comic for Upcoming Avengers Video Game

Marvel Comics plans on releasing a prequel comic for the upcoming Marvel's Avengers video game. Written by Jim Zub and illustrated by Paco Medina, Marvel's Avengers: Iron Man #1 reunites part of the creative team from the Avengers: No Surrender weekly event, as the Armored Avenger and the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes take on a supervillain team that made its debut in No Surrender.

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow will have to oppose the Lethal Legion, with Tony Stark discovering his enemies have co-opted Stark technology.

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As he begins his investigation, Iron Man starts to question his teammates' true motives, with the comic's synopsis teasing "something more sinister at play."

Head of studio Scot Amos recently offered a detailed breakdown of how the co-op will work on Marvel's Avengers, with examples given for campaign and multi-player modes.

The cover and solicitation for Marvel's Avengers: Iron Man #1 can be found below:

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: IRON MAN #1

  • Written by JIM ZUB
  • Art by PACO DIAZ
  • Cover by STONEHOUSE
  • THE FIRST PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!
  • Avengers Assemble! The road to Marvel’s Avengers begins here, with an all-new story leading directly into the events of the highly anticipated video game! IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, THOR, and HULK are the mighty Avengers, but as the LETHAL LEGION strikes, it’s going to take more than their usual teamwork to save the day! When TONY STARK discovers his enemies have co-opted Stark technology for nefarious purposes, it’s up to him to stop the leak. But can his teammates be trusted, or is something more sinister at play? Featuring the debut of the game’s AVENGERS, as well as never before seen takes on some classic villains, you won’t want to miss this landmark moment in comics history!

Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, Marvel's Avengers features Nolan North as Iron Man, Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Jeff Schine as Captain America and Travis Willingham as Thor. The game is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.

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