One of the most impressive things about Marvel’s Spider-Man, at least for my money, is the fact that it managed to deliver arguably the greatest version of Peter Parker I’ve ever seen outside of the comic books.
While the likes of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland are all excellent in their own way, Insomniac Games and actor Yuri Lowenthal created a loveable new version of the web slinger that remained true to the hero’s roots without being afraid to make genuinely interesting changes to the lore along the way.
Great news for any fans of the PS4 Spidey then, as it looks like Insomniac’s version of the character is getting his very own comic book in March 2019.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War #1 will kick off a six part story that follows along with the plot of the game, taking place eight years after Peter got bit by a spider and decided to pop on spandex and fight crime.
It’ll focus on Spider-Man’s mission to take down the Kingpin (which is where the game starts) and will dive into the repercussions of that action, such as gang wars kicking off on the streets of NY in a bid to take the Kingpin’s place.
If you’re worried you’re just gonna be reading a rehashed version of the video game though, we’ve also been promised the comic will feature new story moments not seen in the game, as well as some cheeky behind the scenes content.
Bill Rosemann, executive creative director of Marvel Games said:
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!
This isn’t the first time the PS4 Spider-Man has popped up outside of the game, of course. He recently appeared in the comic book crossover event Spider-Geddon, and his distinctive suit can be seen in the (brilliant) Into The Spider-Verse animated feature.
City at War is written by Dennis Hopeless (Jean Grey, Amazing Spider-Man), with art by Michelle Bandini (X-Men: Gold, What If? Thor). I can’t wait to revisit this version of Spider-Man, personally.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.