Spider-Man 2099 #1

spider-man-2099-1Last summer, Peter David’s Spider-Man 2099 #1 spins out of his more recent appearances and puts Miguel O’Hara into the current Marvel Universe. So did it succeed in getting my attention?

Well, yes. But then again, I’ve always been into the character. I loved the original series. I’m a big fan of the costume design (heck, I’d cosplay that if I could). So I might have gone into this biased.

Anyway, Miguel is now stranded in the past. He winds up getting a job at Alchemax (the evil corporation that he worked for/fought in 2099). While he’s on the clock, a time travelling agent of T.O.T.E.M. shows up to kill him, as his time travelling may possibly alter the future in a negative way. Not only that, but this time traveler is also after Liz Allan (longtime friend of Peter Parker and ex-wife of Harry Osborn). So it’s up to Miguel to change into his Spider-Man costume and save the day. The issue ends with Miguel and Liz safe, and her deducing that whoever was in the costume had to be an employee of Alchemax.

And on top of all that, there is a lot of humor in this book, which you would expect ina Peter David series. He uses Lyla, the artificial intelligence watch Miguel has, for comic relief. It’s even pointed out that Lyla gave him the winning lottery ticket numbers to pay for their 2014 apartment. So yeah, this was interesting enough to warrant track down the following issues.