For Free Comic Book Day on May 6th, Marvel released Spider-Man 2 issue #1. On Saturday only, local shops were giving away limited copies of the Spider-Man 2 prequel comic. The free 29-page issue covers events directly leading to the upcoming Spider-Man 2 game releasing this fall on the PS5. We have read through the issue and wanted to give fans unable to attend the event, a chance to know what happened.
The Events From Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic
The comic starts off with MJ and J. Jonah Jameson squaring off on a podcast. J. Jonah Jameson is interviewing MJ, asking questions about her failed book about war in Symkaria.
At the same time, Peter and Miles battle it out with long-time Spider-Villan, The Tarantula. The art direction used for The Tarantula comes from the 2018 Spider-Geddon storyline. It is high-tech armor similar to Doctor Octopus. He is quickly defeated and the trio head back to Peter’s.
At Peter’s house tension builds between Peter and MJ. When the topic of moving in together comes up, she shuts down and will not commit. Meanwhile, Miles talks about his struggles with picking a college that can support both science and music.
The three decide to walk and get some air, along the way they encounter a group of hooded car thieves. It is later discovered the group is using stolen tech from the now-deceased Tinkerer working under the name The Hood. The Hood is able to escape by using cloaking tech but Spider-Man, MJ, and Miles work together to track them down.
Using electronic webbing Spider-Man, MJ, and Miles are able to capture members of The Hood and get them to talk. MJ uncovers their massive crime spree while Miles and Peter hunt down their leader. They encounter a man in hiding with his ailing mother, trying to find a cure.
Spider-Man and Miles approach The Hood’s leader, and a battle ensues. The conflict ends shortly after it begins as the mother of The Hood’s leader passes away. Peter and Miles console the man, giving him time to grieve before they hand him over to the cops.
Tension on the Homefront
MJ, Peter, and Miles are together again and Miles has decided to follow Peter’s footsteps in college and attend ESU where there is a Music Science program. Peter and MJ have patched things up but, they still have not moved in together.
The story ends with J. Jonah Jameson making a pitch to buy the failing Daily Bugle newspaper. The corporate conglomerate agrees to sell, and J. Jonah Jameson vows to teach keyboard warriors a lesson.
What Could It Mean for the Story in Spider-Man 2?
A War in Symkaria is officially canon in Spider-Man 2. This could mean a return of Silver Sable who was last seen headed there after The City That Never Sleeps DLC expansion. Alternatively, Doctor Doom and S.H.I.E.L.D have been tied to the events there in the more recent events in comics. This could also be how they bring Kraven into the fold. Of course, it could mean nothing at all, and MJ’s finished book might mean, that chapter has closed.
It is clear to me that at this point in their lives MJ, Peter, and Miles are working together. Maybe they do something where Miles is away at college but, Miles is clearly a prominent character in the current Spider-Man 2 trailer. I believe you will see them working as a trio while tension lingers over MJ and Peter.
One thing we know for sure from the Spider-Man 2 prequel comic is that J. Jonah Jameson will return and will be as disruptive as ever. From there we will have to see how this all ties back to Venom, Kraven, and the rest of the villains in Spider-Man 2. It should not be long before we find out more, Sony is sure to drop some news soon leading up to the game’s fall release.