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Tron inspires comic book releases

As comic books continue to be adapted to film, from Green Lantern to The Avengers, Marvel will reverse this order by releasing comics based on the original 1982 Tron movie.

books Updated: Aug 25, 2010 16:25 IST

As comic books continue to be adapted to film, from

Green Lantern

to

The Avengers

, Marvel will reverse this order by releasing comics based on the original 1982

Tron

movie.



The books will be released before the film

Tron: Legacy

starring Jeff Bridges is released December 17. Also, Marvel Comics'

Tron: The Betrayal

will be released in October. The two-issue miniseries is a prequel, explaining what happened between

Tron

and December's

Tron: Legacy.



The story starts with videogame developer Kevin Flynn, who is in charge of Encom, the world's largest video game company. After building

The Grid

, a digital world filled with living programs, this virtual world needs to be controlled, so Flynn seeks the help of

Tron.



In anticipation of the high-tech adventure film, another Marvel Comics book,

Tron: Movie Adapation #1

, is being written by Peter David (

X-Factor, The Dark Tower

) with art by Mirco Pierfederici (Dark Wolverine) and covers by Olivier Coipel and Salvador Larroca. It arrives in stores November 3

A series of six Tron comics were previously published by SLG, Tron: Ghost in the Machine.

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