Marvel have teased a multitude of big summer storyline returns as part of their Secret Wars event including the return of one of Hulk’s biggest storylines – ‘Future Imperfect’.
‘Future Imperfect’ saw a nuclear war wipe out most of the Earth’s super-humans allowing a future version of the Hulk, called the Maestro, to to seize control and rule. This inevitably led to a confrontation between Hulk and the Maestro.
Why am I telling you all of this? Well here’s a fairly big clue, providing of course the title didn’t give it away for you. The ‘Future Imperfect’ storyline and the Maestro was created by a particular comic-book writer who goes by the name of Peter David, the very same person responsible for creating a very specific futuristic version of Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099.
Peter David is now back writing the second volume of Spider-Man 2099 with artist Will Sliney and it looks like he’s having such a great time returning to the character that he wants to bring back another one. Or at least that’s what Spider-Man 2099 #9 looks like.
That’s definitely the Maestro holding a battered and broken Spider-Man #2099 in the cover and the description for the issue definitely sounds like a call back to ‘Future Imperfect’. “Miguel O’Hara returns to the year 2099 to discover that his future is now… imperfect!”
But is this all to do with the ‘Secret Wars’ event that Marvel have advertised and the subsequent revisiting of popular events from comic book past? Given that they teased a ‘Future Imperfect’ event as part of their Summer 2015 teasers it certainly looks likely. Although Spider-Man 2099 #9’s February release suggests this will be more of a precursor rather than a part of ‘Secret Wars’
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