TRON: Legacy Prequel Comic Coming

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Just a few days after Disney blew Comic-Con audiences away with their Hall H panel for TRON: Legacy, opening on December 17 in Disney Digital and IMAX 3D theaters, Marvel Comics has announced they will release prequel comic books with the two-issue limited series “TRON: The Betrayal” coming out in October.

The first release as part of Marvel’s acquisition by Disney earlier this year and credited to a new entity dubbed “Disney Publishing Worldwide,” these comics will be extra-sized books with art and stories by some of the top creators working today as well as covers by Salvador Larroca (“The Invincible Iron Man”). (You can see the cover image above and click on it to see a full-sized version of it on Marvel.com.)

As mentioned in the official blurb, the stories in the books will take place between the original 1982 TRON and the anticipated sequel. Here is the official plot synopsis:

“The storytelling picks up in the aftermath of Walt Disney Pictures’ first film in its franchise TRON. Kevin Flynn is now in charge of Encom, the world’s largest video game company. Kevin, a break-through game developer, has built the Grid, a digital world filled with living programs. This new virtual world is about to develop a life of its own and, in order to control it, Flynn’s going to need to help of an old friend…named Tron.

Furthermore, Marvel Senior Vice President of Developing and Planning Ruwan Jayatilleke gave this comment to Marvel.com:

“Marvel Publishing is excited to bring Disney Book Group’s first TRON graphic novel to comic book fans in this limited series, so whether you’re new to TRON or a longtime fan, ‘TRON: The Betrayal’ is an action-packed thrill-ride that will not disappoint!”