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PS5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Variant Cover Art Revealed; Confirms Villain 'Prowler'

Take a look at the first appearance of the Prowler from Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

October 28, 2020

PS5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the exciting new launch titles arriving for the PS5 in just a few week’s time and to celebrate this, Marvel Comics is releasing a series of variant covers for several November and December Spider-Man titles. Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games has recently confirmed that its version of Prowler for the upcoming issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man has been revealed through the medium of comic book covers that shows off Prowler, a classic Spider-Man villain, and how the antagonist will appear in the game.

Marvel’s official Twitter account initially tweeted about Prowler, giving us all a first look at the character’s outfit which also included a dashing image of Spider-Man and the villain. Insomniac Games jumped on to retweet it by saying “Well, it seems Spider-Man the Cat is out of the bag”. Referring to the tweet below, our first look at Prowler comes by way of a look at Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales creative director Brian Horton’s variant cover for the Amazing Spider-Man #55 comic. In the image you’ll notice Mile’s familiar spidey sense being alerted as Prowler, in his notable purple and green suit, sneaking up behind him and about to pounce. Spider-Man and Prowler followers will see that there are some key differences between this Prowler and the traditional appearances of the character they are used to, more notably the toned down colors and the style of the suit.

The five variant covers showcase Miles Morales at different stages in his hero’s journey, all of which tie back to the eagerly anticipated and soon to be released Spider-Man: Miles Morales. As previously said, Brian Horton is at the helm of this variant cover and has previously worked at Disney, DreamWorks, EA, Lucas Arts, Konami, Atari, Infinity Ward/Activision, Vivendi, Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix, Dark Horse Comics, and DC Comics. On the subject of Prowler, aka Aaron Davis, we may see him spearheaded along by the Tinkerer, who is the main villain of the game but hopefully, we will see more information as the release approaches.

Marvel Games VP & head of creative Bill Rosemann has said that “Just as Marvel’s Spider-Man was a love letter to Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter-ego, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales celebrates every aspect of this break-out hero of a new generation, continuing that tradition of authenticity, the teams at Insomniac Games, PlayStation, and Marvel Games have united to spotlight the amazing behind-the-scenes artists who are bringing this action-packed game to life.” Bill continues “What’s especially meaningful about this series of variant covers is that, if viewed in a particular order, they showcase our collective commitment to storytelling.”

The rest of the Amazing Spider-Man #53 covers has been done by Insomniac Games art director Jason Hickey and Marvel Games creative director Tim Tsang. The Miles Morales: Spider-Man #21 cover is by Insomniac Games senior concept artist Nicholas Schumaker and finally, the Amazing Spider-Man #54 cover is completed by Insomniac Games art director Gavin Goulden which showcases the collision between Miles and the Tinkerer as they battle for the fate of the city. You can see all these variant covers below.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available on November 12 as a PlayStation 5 launch title, alongside the PlayStation 4. The game is available for preorder on Amazon now. As more news releases about the PS5 and Miles Morales, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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