The combined creative might of Rockstar and Marvel recently released the first in a three part Max Payne 3 Comic Book series. It's co-written by Sam Lake from original Max Payne developer Remedy and Rockstar's veteran script man Dan Houser. It explores some of the bleak back-story - including a pretty miserable childhood - that shapes Max Payne's character. Anyone suffering itchy trigger-fingers ahead of next week's return to gaming of the hard-drinking and perennially shit-out-of-luck detective in Max Payne 3 should definitely check it out.
What makes the comic really amazing is the way it uses highly advanced audio-to-brain transmission technology to magically beam the satisfyingly manly voice of Max Payne into your head as you read. It really is something. Give it a try. You can read the entire first issue here.(opens in new tab)
We'll have the Max Payne 3 review ready for you next week.