Marvel’s Avengers is getting a prequel comic focusing on Iron Man.
Although fans still have to wait till May 2020 to play the Marvel’s Avengers game, Marvel are publishing a releasing a prequel comic later this year to satiate the appetite for the new world they’re bringing to our screens. The prequel will focus on Iron Man as he tracks down the Lethal Legion after they start using some of his own Stark Industries technology in their schemes. It promises to be a good jumping on point for fans wanting to familiarize themselves with the world of Marvel’s Avengers.
Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man #1 arrives in December and is written by Jim Zub with art by Paco Diaz, while the cover was created by Stonehouse. With Jim Zub at the helm it should hopefully be a captivating story. The synopsis of the issue also promises that the issue is a “landmark” moment in comic history. Given that the prequel arrives six months before Marvel’s Avengers itself, it wouldn’t be surprising if each of the team are given their own issue, showing fans what they’ve been up to in the run-up to the game. See the cover for Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man #1 and read the synopsis for the issue below.
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!
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Here is a plot synopsis for Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics:
“Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
Marvel’s Avengers is currently set to be released on May 15th of 2020.