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Miguel is back! Marvel Comics returning to world of 'Spider-Man 2099' with new event series
Everyone's favorite future Spider-Man is getting a new adventure, plus some future friends.
One of the most beloved, sci-fi corners of the Marvel Comics multiverse is coming back in a big way. That’s right — we’re headed back to 2099, y’all.
Marvel Comics has revealed plans for Spider-Man 2099: Exodus - Alpha, a new limited series dropping in May. It’ll be written by Steve Orlando with art by Paul Fry, David Wachter, Marco Castiello, Ze Carlos, Alessandro Mircola and Kim Jacinto.
The story ramps up with a major catalyst, as a Celestial crashes to Earth and accidentally creates a new Garden of Eden. Spider-Man 2099 sees this as an opportunity to change his future world for the better, and that’s where the new adventure kicks off. But instead of only focusing on the Spidey of the future in Miguel O’Hara, this series will pivot to focus on different characters scattered across the future of the Marvel universe, including 2099 Loki, the 2099 Winter Soldier and some fresh additions to the 2099 X-Men roster.
But the future heroes of 2099 aren’t the only ones interested in this Garden of Eden, as a new group of baddies under the guise of The Cabal are also making a play to control this pivotal site.
“Roving the spinner-racks and trading cards of the early 1990s, the world of 2099 was my first future dystopia, its neon haunted visions of Marvel's future close to my heart. And at the forefront of that future, fighting as anyone with his name always has, for the everyday folks of the future? Miguel O'Hara. Spider-Man 2099,” Orlando said in a statement. “So here, decades later, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of 2099 is a dream come true! And there was never any question who'd be the face of this celebration...your friendly, futuristic Spider-Man! And for Miguel, this fight is bigger than ever, since it's his first time going toe to toe with one of Spider-Man's greatest villains.”
Editor Mark Paniccia added: “Steve and this incredible lineup of artists not only take you on a whirlwind tour of the Marvel U of 2099, but reveal some stunning secrets and deliver a time-breaking end no fan will want to miss.”
The new Spider-Man 2099 event kicks off in May, and should serve as a great primer for fans new and old ahead of Miguel’s big screen turn in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1).