Warner Brothers has released a free Inception comic book (viewable at the website or downloadable as a .pdf). The story, “Inception: The Cobol Job”, is a 19-page long prequel to the movie which does a very good job of establishing the basic premise and physics of the Inception universe without spoiling anything. It’s written by Jordan Goldberg with artwork by UDON artists Long Vo, Joe Ng, and Crystal Reid.
The Cobol Job follows Leonardo DiCaprio’s character as he fights the urge to punch a computer monitor while working with a maddening programming language from the 1950s. I may be confusing this comic with a class I took in college.