X-Fanreported that Marvel is planning two prequel comic books to coincide withthe release of X-Men 2 next year. The first comic features Wolverineand is written by Brian Vaughn with art by Tom Mandrake. The comic is calledX-Men 2 Movie Prequel: Wolverine.
The site gave a plot description,"In this prequel to the upcoming X2 movie, Wolverine hunts downthe secrets to his mysterious past and finds someone looking for similaranswers... Sabretooth! Starting where the original X-Men movie left off."
The other comic will followthe pre-film adventures of Nightcrawler who makes his first cinematic appearancewith X-Men 2. Chuck Austen wrote the book and Karl Kerschldid the art.
The plot of X-Men 2 Movie Prequel: Nightcrawler isdescribed, "Meet the newest addition to the X2 movie cast, Nightcrawler,in a story set before his first appearance in the movie. Will Nightcrawlerend up being a friend of the X-Men... or a foe!"
X-Fan also reported thatChuck Austen would be writing the comic book adaptation of X-Men 2.
Thanks to DarkHorizons for the lead.