The Super Bowl ad wasn’t the only thing related to The Avengers that was relased yesterday. Marvel also released the first issue of a digital miniseries that is advertised as a canonical prequel to the May 4 film.
Marvel’s The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week is a eight-week digital comic book focusing on Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and purports to fill in the blanks between the Iron Man films, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger and set the stage for this year’s blockbuster.
Much like your neighborhood crack dealer, Marvel is offering the first, twelve-page issue for free, the rest you have to pay for. The remaining issues will be released every Tuesday starting February 14th for seven weeks and will cost $.99 each.
The book can be purchased through the Marvel app for you smart devices, or through the digital comic service, Comixology. What if digital comics are not your thing? Well, considering the fact the digital series will be ending in March, it just might be collected into a analog, ink and paper format sometime in April before the film arrives in theaters.
Of course, FilmBuffOnline has its own Marvel Universe Cinematic Timeline as well if you want another way of seeing how all these films fit together.