Marvel Universe Live Gets a Special Prequel Comic

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marvel-universe-liveMarvel Comics writer Frank Tieri will write a new, original story with art by Miguel Sepulveda and Jay David Ramos as an official tie-in prequel comic to the upcoming Marvel Universe Live production.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring more than 25 Marvel characters together on a single, massive mission. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, shattered into pieces by the mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

According to Feld, the prequel comic will give audiences a look into how Thor gained possession of the Cube and reveals a new item in the Marvel Universe that will play a key role in the live show and the success of its heroes -- the Lectro Link. A new addition to Marvel lore, the Lectro Link is a wearable tech invention created by Tony Stark and Peter Parker that provides a remote power source for the Iron Man suit.

A Lectro Link replica is being made available to fans at the show; the comic is available to those who pre-order their tickets online. Customers can pre-order the Lectro Link online when purchasing tickets or buy it at the show.

“We are excited that even before the live arena action begins, we introduce fans to a piece of all-new Marvel lore: the Lectro Link. We teamed with Marvel to tell an action-packed story in Marvel Universe LIVE!, and this exclusive prequel comic book gives fans an inside look at the fantastic adventure they’ll experience at our show. It explains the origins of the Lectro Link and sets the stage for the unprecedented spectacular,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld.

“Which two vile villains attempted to destroy the Avengers with the Cosmic Cube? Did Tony Stark almost destroy Avengers Tower by attempting to analyze the cosmic construct? How did Loki nearly tear apart Earth’s mightiest heroes from within? Find out the answers to these colossal questions and feast your eyes on some amazing art in the pages of this all-new comic book created exclusively for the audience of Marvel Universe LIVE!” said Marvel Custom Solutions Creative Director Bill Rosemann.