The best-selling and award-winning Marvel's Spider-Man video game, developed by Insomniac Games for PlayStation 4, will be adapted for comic books in a new six-issue miniseries set to release this March.
Written by Dennis Hopeless (Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions) and illustrated by Michele Bandini (X-Men Gold), the upcoming comic series will retell the events of the game while expanding on previously unseen moments from its story. It will also provide behind-the-scenes content from the acclaimed video game's production.
"While creating the game, the writing team’s goal was to pay homage to Spider-Man’s rich history while also shaking things up to keep players on the edge of their seats," Marvel Games Executive Creative Director Bill Roseman explained in a statement. "Now we’re thrilled to see our game’s original story swing full circle and come to life in the pages of this all-new comic book series in the Mighty Marvel Manner!"
The miniseries will show Spider-Man finally defeating the Kingpin, only for a new threat -- the mysterious Mister Negative -- to take advantage of the power vacuum left in New York City's criminal underworld. As the battle for the city escalates, Peter Parker will also have to contend with his ex-girlfriend Mary Jane Watson suddenly reentering his life.
Marvel's Spider-Man: City at War is written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Michele Bandini. The first issue is expected to go on sale this March from Marvel Comics.
Developed by Insomniac Games, Marvel's Spider-Man is available now on PlayStation 4. The third and final DLC story expansion, "Silver Lining," will be available to download on December 21. Clayton Crain's debut cover for the series can be seen below.