Deep Silver wants fans and potential gamers who may be checking out the upcoming Dead Island to get an early start. Even though you cannot play the game until this coming Tuesday, when it launches, you can head over to the official Marvel Comics website and check out a six-page digital comic prequel which will set up the game.

The comic, which is the work of Marvel’s William Dailey and artists Jorge Lucas, Juan Santacruz, Diego Olmos, Carlos Rodriguez, and Sergio Arino, was previously offered in a limited-run print edition that was given out at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. Now it is available for all to read and enjoy as the world prepares for the pending zombie apocalypse.

Dead Island is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this coming Tuesday, September 13, 2011.