By: Chris Baker, Interactive Manager, Marvel
Among the many Marvel-ous new selections available today at your local comic shop is the second and final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE, which serves as a prelude to the events of the film.
So why am I mentioning this on a videogame blog, you might ask? Well, in addition to supporting my friend and coworker Tom Cohen, who wrote the comic and helped immensely with our contacts with Sony Pictures, the story also actually includes a bit of an Easter egg that foreshadows the plot of the game -- which, in contrast to this comic, serves as an epilogue to the events of the film.
Now, I'd love to tell you exactly what this Easter egg is...but I also want you to pick up the comic. That said, I will go ahead and tell you where to look. First, check out this spread, which pops up about one-third into issue #2. (Just conveniently small enough so that you can't read what they're saying.)
The game-related part occurs in these two panels (which I assure you actually have words in them if you pick up the comic):
If you didn't know, the three characters involved in this scene at Oscorp are Dr. Curt Connors, pre-Lizard; his lovely intern, Gwen Stacy; and his not-so-happy boss, Rajit Ratha.
So...what do you think they're discussing?...