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Spider-Man 2099 #1

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1

Capsule Review

Stranded in the past, the Spider-Man of the future tries to retroactively prevent the disaster that will destroy his age yet-to-come. Writer Peter David spends much of the issue deploying his chess pieces — fitting Miguel O’Hara into the new franchise-wide Spider-Verse, introducing the supporting cast, establishing Miguel’s problems and goals, and socking our hero with a tragic motivation for revenge. It’s such a busy start that our hero never appears in costumed action, which I think is a mistake. All that plainclothes heavy lifting isn’t helped by Will Sliney’s art, which is in places stiff and conveys a limited range of facial expression. A competent story but not especially entertaining.

Approachability For New Readers

I knew nothing about this character before this issue, and followed along well enough. The tight integration of the Spidey books can’t help but make you feel this is just one part of an unseen larger story, for good or ill.

Read #2?


Sales Rank

#34 October

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Spider-Man 2099 #1



Longbox Graveyard Podcast: “Top Ten Issues of Amazing Spider-Man”

The Penultimate Longbox Graveyard Podcast Is Here!

A wee bit late but hopefully worth the wait, this month’s podcast features an interview with Mark Ginocchio of Chasing Amazing Blog, where we run down his top ten issues of Amazing Spider-Man! Listen HERE!

Amazing Spider-Man #50, John Romita

Thanks to Mark for generously providing his time and encyclopedic knowledge to add some much-needed Spider-Man content to Longbox Graveyard! And if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to check out Mark’s recent guest posts at Longbox Graveyard, where he looked at Spider-Man’s Top Ten battles in Parts One and Two!

Thanks to my podcasting mentor, mister Mo Kristiansen at the We Talk Podcasts network for hosting the Longbox Graveyard Podcast! For past podcasts, be sure to check out my podcast page.

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