Marvel adds a Spider-Man video game tie-in to Free Comic Book Day

The comic by Christos Gage and Ig Guara will be available tomorrow.

Marvel has added another comic to their Free Comic Book Day line-up for this year — Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 #1, a tie-in to the video game series from Insomniac Games.

The story is set between the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game and the upcoming Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled to be released later this year. This marks the return of video game world, aka the “Gamerverse,” to comics, as it previously appeared in the Spider-Verse crossover series Spider-Geddon as well as several miniseries that followed the first game.

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Spidey villain gets his own title this fall in ‘Superior Octopus’

Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne chronicle the adventures of Doctor Octopus and his new identity.

One of Spider-Man’s greatest foes — you know, the one who took over his body for a while? — is getting his own series. Superior Octopus by Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne will launch this fall, spinning out of the Spider-Geddon event that will also bring us the new Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider title.

For those who aren’t up on their Spider-lore, Doctor Octopus traded bodies with Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #698, setting the stage for Superior Spider-Man, where the villain took over Parker’s dual identities. Eventually Parker took control again, and the good doctor ended up in a new body during the “Clone Conspiracy” storyline. His Superior Octopus challenged Spider-Man during the whole Hydra Cap/Secret Empires story, and he showed up at the end of Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man run to save Aunt May. Love never dies.

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Spider-Gwen gets a relaunch, new creative team — and a new name

Seanan McGuire, Rosi K√§mpe and Bengal leap into action as the creative team on ‘Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider.’

Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez wrapped up their run on Spider-Gwen this week, finishing up their story of the alternate reality Gwen Stacy who gained the Spider- powers instead of Peter Parker. But that’s not the end for the character — Marvel announced in San Diego this week that the character will return in a new title with a new name — Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider

The new series will be written by Seanan McGuire, an award-winning novelist and filker. She expressed her excitement over her new writing gig on Twitter:

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