First Prequel Comic Announced for Marvel’s Avengers

In the most recent Marvel’s Pull List, Marvel previews a number of comics that will be making their way to shelves this December. Among those is Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man #1.

Written by Jim Zub, with art by Paco Diaz and cover by Stonehouse, this issue will serve as a prequel to the upcoming video game that’s set to release on May 15th next year.

The listing also states that the comic will serve as the first prequel to the game, implying that there could be other issues on the way, perhaps focused on the other Avengers?

THE FIRST PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

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!

For those looking to dive into some Marvel comics before Marvel’s Avengers arrives, an interview by IGN back in June asked the game’s lead Creative Director and Writer Shaun Escayg about which books they pulled inspiration from.