OFFICIAL: Spider-Man 2099 is back and Peter David is back writing him, too!

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Mar 27, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

It may not be the year 2099 just yet, but that doesn't mean Miguel O'Hara can't show up a little early.

It's always fun to take a look into the (possible) future, and one of Marvel's best successes in that endeavor came through its 2099 series. Doom, Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punisher and the X-Men all got futuristic versions of themselves for the 2099 series, but, the most popular of all was Spider-Man.

And while we've known for some time that the future Spidey, Miguel O'Hara, would finally be returning, we didn't know that his original writer, Peter David, would be as well. It turns out David was as surprised as we were.

Yes, I will be writing the new Spider-Man 2099 comic. When word of this first circulated weeks ago, I really did NOT know I’d be on board. Marvel only contacted me two weeks ago about it.

Wow! Talk about under the gun. Well, regardless, we're thrilled that David is on board along with Will Sliney on interiors, and Simone Bianchi on covers. After all, a Spider-Man taking on an evil corporation? It's not exactly like that's an unfamiliar future.

Check out these fresh sketches:

The first issue drops this July.

(via Bleeding Cool)