Enters The Grid With
TRON: The Betrayal
synergy unfolds at last with this two-issue prequel to the
sequel to Disney's classic TRON. It would seem that we'll
all be ignoring the events of the mini-series from Slave
Labor Graphics, and no slight to them, but that makes sense.
They had the license at a time when no one ever thought
there would be a sequel, least of all the cast of the movie.
(I will find my audio of Bruce Boxleitner telling me it
would never happen.)
So with this
and Marvel's veiled announcement that CrossGen would return,
I'm pretty jazzed about the new era of Disney/Marvel.
Marvel is proud to announce TRON: The Betrayal,
a new two-issue limited series serializing the highly anticipated
graphic novel from Disney Publishing Worldwide, tying into
Walt Disney Pictures’ high-tech adventure TRON: Legacy,
which hits U.S. theaters in Disney Digital 3D™ and
IMAX 3D® on December 17, 2010. The limited two-issue
series arrives in October and serves as a prequel to TRON:
Legacy. Each extra-sized issue of TRON: The Betrayal features
a new cover by superstar artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible
Iron Man). Featuring art and stories by some of the top
names in comics today, this all-new story extends upon the
mythology of the world of TRON.
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.
“Marvel Publishing is excited to bring
Disney Book Group’s first TRON graphic novel to comic
book fans in this limited series,” said Ruwan Jayatilleke,
Marvel Senior Vice President, Development & Planning,
Print, Animation and Digital Media. "So whether you’re
new to TRON or a longtime fan, TRON: The Betrayal is an
action-packed thrill-ride that will not disappoint!”
This October, experience this must-read
story in TRON: The Betrayal #1 before TRON: Legacy lights
up the big screen!
TRON: THE BETRAYAL #1 (of 2)
Written by JAI NITZ
Plot courtesy STARLIGHT RUNNER ENTERTAINMENT
Pencils by ANDIE TONG
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
ON SALE IN OCTOBER 2010