Download “Hoboken Blues”: Issue #2 of the Max Payne 3 Original Comic Produced by Marvel

Posted on June 12 2012, 4:38pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

“Hoboken Blues”, the second chapter in the Max Payne 3 comic series produced by Marvel, is now available to read in its entirety and additionally downloadable as a PDF at

Written by Dan Houser and Remedy's Sam Lake, and featuring cover art by Jorge Molina with pencils and inks by Fernando Blanco, “Hoboken Blues” is loaded with flashbacks to Max's past that help to explain how and why he's at where he's at in Max Payne 3, including the fallout from his actions in Max Payne 2 that led to him becoming a semi-permanent fixture at a dive bar on the other side of the Hudson.

  • max_vpon June 25 2012, 4:27pmReplyFlag
    I will cry if I get one of those comics, manly tears of course.
    • ForRealmson June 23 2012, 7:20amReplyFlag
      • EmmBranton June 17 2012, 4:19pmReplyFlag
        Thank you R* for giving us another excellent Max Payne comic. That fact that you decided to put it out for free shows that you are not trying to gain profit like every other video game company. I always wanted to know how Max met Michelle and you guys delivered in such a way that it only took two or three pages to explain. Also, I was very pleased with how you included Max's relationship with Balder and Chief Bravura. On the first game, Bravura was depicted as a detective who wanted to bring down Max Payne because he thought he was a madman who killed his wife, daughter, and best friend. Bravura's attitude towards Max was also a little harsh on Max Payne 2 as well. This comic and the first one demonstrate a lighter side to Bravura and shows his respect for Max, which was not really seen in either game. I really enjoyed learning more about Max Payne's past as well as the events that transpired during significant gaps in the game's story. For the next comic, maybe you can depict Max and Passos' time in the police academy together. The reason I say this is because in MP3, Max did not remember ever meeting Passos, which the former attributes to his alcoholism over the years, so it was left unclear whether or not they really met in the academy. Anyway, you guys are the greatest hands down! Thank you again R*!
        • R* Aon June 19 2012, 4:08pmReplyFlag
          @EmmBrant Thank you for the kind words and great feedback. Stay tuned for Issue #3!
        • MartinLizardon June 20 2012, 10:34amReplyFlag
          @EmmBrant SPOILERS:

          Passos was lying, his family forced him to find a drunken "dumb gringo" through guilt to take a few bullets and take some attention off the family, thus enter Max Payne, too out of his mind to know any different.

          Also, Rockstar. Sam Lake.. Remedy. I LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY, VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Sam Lake, my God man, I.d spend my life to have the mind it would take to create the likes of Alan Wake and Max Payne, Remedy and Rockstar are the only companies I need, I swear to God!!
      • Batzemon June 17 2012, 11:50amReplyFlag
        Can you put the book on the Apple store ? For free downloading ?
        • Batzemon June 17 2012, 11:56amReplyFlag
          @Batzem And on your link France is not available to try to win issu ?
        • R* Aon June 19 2012, 4:10pmReplyFlag
          @Batzem We'd love to include France and many other territories - unfortunately, many countries do not allow their residents to enter sweepstakes hosted in outside countries
      • Toastdamoston June 16 2012, 9:26amReplyFlag
        awesome comic looks awesome on ipad cant wait for the next one keep up the good work rockstar
      • AdiChaoson June 15 2012, 10:05amReplyFlag
        Great job Rockstar/Marvel, i felt that same feeling that i had when i played the first two games in the series.
        It's amazing how some pictures can give you such emotions.
        And yes that is a very good line, bad-ass, when Max answers to "I own this town amigo".
        • R* Aon June 15 2012, 8:14pmReplyFlag
          @AdiChaos Great to hear. Glad you're digging the series.
      • Konig2492on June 14 2012, 11:53pmReplyFlag
        Why isnt the giveaway available in india man my country is not listed on the list
        • rattletopon June 15 2012, 8:32amReplyFlag
          @Konig2492 Yo Dawg, I heard your country aint listed on the i will include it right away so it'l get listed on the list.
        • R* Aon June 15 2012, 8:13pmReplyFlag
          @Konig2492 Hey mate - we'd love to make these giveaways open to everyone but unfortunately many countries do not allow their residents to take part in sweepstakes hosted in outside countries.
      • NYPDMAXPAYNEon June 14 2012, 4:17pmReplyFlag
        Rockstar first off I want to let you know how great it is to see a Max Payne comic series, I know I have told you that before but it is just so great to see it come to life! Second I want to acknowledge what TheBearPaw has been noticing this past year, I know Max Payne is not your original creation so I understand a few minor hiccups here and there, but like the TheBearPaw said about this issue Alex Balder is drawn with hair during his time of death, us die hard Payne fans have a hard time accepting a mess up like that...

        It is not a big deal too many but to us it is disheartening, because you guys of all people are known for your amazing attention to detail. As a game company there is no one out there that even comes close to how amazing you are with your minor details.

        I am not here to disrespect your guys work, I am just simply wanting Max Payne to stay true to its roots...

        Thank you for reading
      • celticfangon June 14 2012, 10:24amReplyFlag
        Liking what I see so far, hoping it gets better and better. Any plans to release an ultimate edition with all the volumes in one book?

        Or maybe I'm just spoiled having a hard copy of the complete Amory Wars signed and in my room.
        • EdwardFlunky45on June 14 2012, 12:30amReplyFlag
          Awesome comic! I've read both and the comics are awesome. Thanks again for bringing entertainment and culture for a guy like me... I mean... I'm not so smart at english... but i was reading it.. and it's helping me with everything about english. A NICE Reading always help huh ? haha! Thanks Dan Houser and R* for the comic and for the best game ever Max Payne 3. Thanks thanks and thanks!
        • sed1eron June 13 2012, 11:29pmReplyFlag
          Why don't u sell physical copies of this?? i hate that u are giving them away at random. I want to own actual copies and refuse to read them till i have them in my hand. I'm a collector kind of guy and i don't like digital stuff.
          • EdwardFlunky45on June 14 2012, 12:32amReplyFlag
            @sed1er You should read...(you've read for sure). It's awesome, they really could sell physicall copies... THe comics are awesome. Great story!
          • R* Aon June 14 2012, 8:10pmReplyFlag
            @sed1er We will have lots of them for giveaway mate - don't worry, we're sure we'll be able to get one in your hands after we've received them from the press. Email us at so we can keep in touch.
        • ABoyandHisXon June 13 2012, 11:17pmReplyFlag
          Dammit, I cried while reading this one.
          • Anticitizen011on June 13 2012, 10:47pmReplyFlag
          • Walnuttyon June 13 2012, 8:17pmReplyFlag
            Thx good read again nice work was worth the wait and great follow up to the 1st issue.Shows how much the story transcends the game Scorsese would be jealous.
            • RamboWitAmmoon June 13 2012, 6:44pmReplyFlag
              • R* Yon June 13 2012, 7:11pmReplyFlag
                @RamboWitAmmo We haven't made any announcements about doing that, but thanks for suggesting
              • celticfangon June 14 2012, 10:25amReplyFlag
                @ Hoping they are, they're very, VERY well made but I would personally prefer a physical copy.

                Plus, bragging rights. Am I missing something or is issue #1 hard to track down?
            • GoodCatholicBoyon June 13 2012, 4:43pmReplyFlag
              It's amazing the amount of detail you guys go into when you release a game. From comics to Max's Hawaiin shirt as merchandise and mixed tapes, you guys sure know how to please your audience and show how much you care about your work. I think that other game companies like EA and Activision should take a leaf out of your book!

              A long time R* fan (even when i was a kid,lol)
              • Walnuttyon June 13 2012, 8:20pmReplyFlag
                @GoodCatholicBoy Real talk R puts in that extra effort and passion others lack.Where that hawaiin shirt at own risk it rocks in game but it might be a woman magnet or repellent in real life.
              • GoodCatholicBoyon June 14 2012, 4:01amReplyFlag
                @Walnutty Nah, I won' wear the Hawaiin Shirt, Just keep it, as merchandise. :P
            • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon June 13 2012, 3:25pmReplyFlag
              @R*Y, R*A, R*Z, R*K, R*T, R*X, R*Q, R*W, R*S, R*G, R*M, R*ST
              Cheers all! haha
            • WhatMakesUsHumanon June 13 2012, 2:42pmReplyFlag
              Incredible, it's great to know more about Max's backstory, his days with Alex as a partner, how he met his wife an so on. Great job guys, waiting for the third issue!
              • ipekguleron June 13 2012, 1:59pmReplyFlag
                Loved the part which exists in one of the cutscenes of the game. Nice issue again, waiting for the 3rd one!
                • R* Yon June 13 2012, 3:15pmReplyFlag
                  @ipekguler Thanks, glad you and everyone else are enjoying the new issue
              • TwinFireon June 13 2012, 1:16pmReplyFlag
                Now all we need is the 3rd chapter :p
                • R* Kon June 13 2012, 1:18pmReplyFlag
                  @TwinFire Sit tight - we'll let you know here on the Newswire when it's here
                • TwinFireon June 13 2012, 1:20pmReplyFlag
                  @ Whatever you say, R* ! :p
                • Sprunk1995on June 13 2012, 2:18pmReplyFlag
                  @TwinFire Yeah man i want the 3rd too i love reading those, reading a comic releated to some of your best games is an awesome thing. Thanks Rockstar
                • TheSmileCannonon June 13 2012, 3:02pmReplyFlag
                  @Sprunk1995 Hey dude do you still draw those GTA V artworks? I would love to see them or do you have any fansite where you put them?
                • Sprunk1995on June 13 2012, 4:11pmReplyFlag
                  @TheSmileCannon Thanks, for GTA V i only have the GTA V logo art that i shared on the Newswire months ago :
                  I don't have any plans of doing other ones until the next Trailer.

                  I have two Max Payne 3 arts, check 'em if you didn't :

                  -First one :
                  -Second one :

                  And i'm currently working on one of Fabiana i'll share it as soon as it's finished :)
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