Tron: Legacy won't be hitting theaters until December 17 but Marvel has just announced a way to step into this futuristic universe before then. Marvel.com has announced that they will release a comic book prequel series to Tron: Legacy, entitled Tron: Betrayal this October.

This two-issue prequel comic book will bridge the gap between the 1982 classic film Tron and Tron: Legacy film. Marvel has released the first image from this comic book which you can see below, and take a look below the image for a plot description of this new comic book.

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Tron: The Betrayal Comic Book Image #1
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.

A concrete release date wasn't given for this comic book series, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on Tron: Betrayal as soon as we have more information.