The highly anticipated September release of the new PS4 Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games has already begun to tie in with the Marvel Universe, as the special suit he wears in the game will be appearing in Spectacular Spider-Man and the alternate version of Spider-Man himself will make his canonical comic book debut in the upcoming crossover involving alternate reality Spider-Men, Spidergeddon #0, by Christos Gage and Clayton Crain (Gage wrote the PS4 Spider-Man game).
Now, Marvel has announced that the PS4 Spider-Man will also be coming to Marvel in five select variant covers in September, each one celebrating a classic Amazing Spider-Man cover from the past, only now with the characters from the PS4 game in the place of the characters on the original cover. The covers are drawn by Insomniac Games artists Dennis Chan, Daryl Mandryk, Eve Ventrue and Sing Ji, as well as Marvel Games’ Art Director Tim Tsang.
Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann discussed the variant covers as well as the character's role in Spidergeddon, “Growing up as lifelong fans of the web-slinger, everyone on the Marvel Games, Insomniac Games and PlayStation teams are honored and thrilled that characters from Marvel’s Spider-Man are not only gracing all-new variant covers, but are also starring in an in-continuity Marvel Comics event. While making the game we poured through hundreds of Spidey’s comics, which inspired our take on his many famous friends, foes, costumes and moments. For the creative process to come full circle and see our version of the characters now appear in the web-slinger’s latest comic book saga is a dream come true for these True Believers.”
Similarly, Insomniac Games creative director Bryan Intihar noted, "It’s been such an honor for all of us at Insomniac Games to bring the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler to the PlayStation 4, but to see our version of Spider-Man now swing to the pages of a Marvel comic and be featured in Spidergeddon is something we could have never imagined. We’re all web heads and super excited for the upcoming comics.”
The five comics featuring Spider-Man PS4 variants in September are as follows:
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game Variant, with art by Dennis Chan, homaging Steve McNiven's cover for Amazing Spider-Man #546.
Amazing Spider-Man #5 Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game Variant, with art by Darly Mandryk, homaging John Romita's cover for Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #46.
Avengers #7 Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game Variant, with art by by Eve Ventrue, homaging Jae Lee's cover for Dark Reign: Mister Negative #1.
Spidergeddon #0 Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game Variant, with art by Sing Li, homaging Humberto Ramos' cover for Amazing Spider-Man #671.
West Coast Avengers #2 Marvel's Spider-Man Video Game Variant , with art by Tim Tsang, homaging John Romita's cover for Amazing Spider-Man #151.
Look for these covers in September, along with the new video game!