Spider-Man 2099 #1 First Look: Out Of Retirement?


Most super heroes don’t retire in their primes. If they’re unlucky, they die on the job, and if they’re more fortunate, they call it a career once they’re old and have saved the world too many times to count. Not so for Miguel O’Hara, a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099.

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Eight months after the end of Secret Wars, Miguel is content. He’s still stuck in the present (which is the past to him), but he’s got a job at Peter Parker’s company and a steady relationship. He doesn’t need to be Spider-Man 2099 any more.

Except of course he does, because otherwise we wouldn’t be talking about the new Spider-Man 2099 #1 on the way from writer Peter David and artist Will Sliney. What would make Miguel come out of retirement? Well …

"But when a dangerous new threat appears and puts his new life in jeopardy, he’s got no choice but to suit up once more. Donning some new threads and a new attitude, prepare for a wallcrawler unlike any you’ve seen before …"

I’ve got mixed feelings about the new costume, since Miguel’s original suit was something of a classic, but this one looks cool too. We’ve got some preview pages from Spider-Man 2099 #1 and variant covers by Kris Anka and (fittingly) Rick Leonardi, but the whole issue will swing your way on October 14. And you have to love that tag line: Fighting crime before his time!

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