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Spider-Man 2099 Omnibus Vol. 1

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I never know if I'll like something I don't know much about, but similar to The Question I read last year for DC, sometimes a unknown helps when reading something like this for the first time and loving 80% of it. It just started to get sloppy towards the end due to Marvel having money issues in the late 90s and it starts to show in the story as well. But he’s become stranded in the present day, when the omnipresent future corporation Alchemax has only just been formed – and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! I absolutely cannot wait to read the other modern series in Omnibus vol 2, which I have been putting off until after I finished the classic series.

The setting begs to be explored with themes that go way beyond good guys fighting bad guys but it ends up being just that. Miguel O’Hara, his DNA rewritten in an attempt to escape his employer Alchemax, has gained amazing powers – and become the brand new Spider-Man!For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. Quite a few superheroes had abusive upbringings, but I feel like it's more developed here when you have Conchata taking out her own anger and disappointment (at herself, at Tyler, at George) on Miguel, thus giving us layers of trauma and abuse. The neo-industrial not-so-distant future background, where the air and class is "better" the higher up you are, and one mega corporation is in charge of nearly all living in the city it's based in are just a few examples of the cliches that dot this classic run. At the time of writing this review, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is still in theaters, and has introduced a new generation to Miguel’s character for the first time. But sadly it feels like Peter David got short notice that 2099 would be ending because while few plot points wrap up there's like 5 or 6 that didn't.

Miguel had no interest being a hero but thanks to the company he worked for, he couldn't let them do all their shady shit. But when a dangerous new threat appears and puts his new life in jeopardy, he's got no choice but to don some new threads and tackle the problem the only way he knows how: head on! Miguel O'Hara, his DNA rewritten in an attempt to escape his employer Alchemax, has gained amazing powers - and become the new Spider-Man!With a job at Parker Industries, a stable relationship, and uncertain of what impact his actions will have on the future, Miguel O’Hara has decided that it’s time to hang up the webs and retire from being Spider-Man. A shame to end like that considering how good it was before, but also nice that the series was picked back up later on, which I'm very excited to read when it come out in omnibus next year. I’d argue Spider-Man 2099 helped pave the way for later characters such as Mayday Parker/Spider-Girl, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Superior Spider-Man, etc. For most of 44 issues, Miguel O'Hara's trials and tribulations are in his hands and remain engaging and interesting: and notably un-Peter Parker-like.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site, provide personalised content and advertising, analyse our traffic, and ensure you see more of what you love. David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture.

The death of Dina, Tyler Stone just never dying, Gabi’s reveal, and the sheer introduction of Xina and ensuing love triangle make this feel more like any other comic book and less like its own entity. The year 2099 is full of menace, but none so insidious as the corrupt corporations that run the world! Miguel O'Hara, his DNA rewritten in an attempt to escape his employer Alchemax, has gained amazing powers -- and become the brand new Spider-Man!

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