The fan favorite Spider-Man from the Playstation 4 video game made his comics debut in Spider-Geddon #0. This March he’ll get his very own mini-series in Spider-Man: City at War, following the game’s original story. Written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Michele Bandini, the six-issue mini-series picks up after Spider-Man has been protecting New York City for eight years. He’s decided to put Wilson Fisk behind bars for good, but that has a number of consequences. A new crime lord called Mister Negative rises to fill the power vacuum, threatening everything Peter Parker hold dear, from his beloved Aunt May to his former girlfriend and current Daily Bugle investigative reporter, Mary Jane Watson.
Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann says:
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. 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!
Spider-Man: City at War is the first of a number of stories from the Marvel Gamerverse. I’m happy to see more Spider-Man stories out there, especially if they tie into the cool world of the new video game, but this seems like a weird way to bring gamers into comics. If this mini-series is just a rehashing of the game’s story, will people be that interested? Why not tell some new stories instead?
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War kicks off in March. The first issue will feature a main cover by Clayton Crain and variant covers by Tim Tsang, David Nakayama, Gerardo Sandoval, and Adi Granov.