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Spider-Man 2099 series officially announced

Dan Lipscombe

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Spider-Man 2099 series officially announced

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A brand new Spider-Man 2099 series has been announced by Marvel, capitalising on the popularity of the character in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The new comics series is being written by Steve Orlando who has previously penned Spider-Man 2099, plus Supergirl, Marauders and Superman.

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Orlando plans to put 2099 up against some of Marvel's classic monsters in a series that heavily leans into dystopian horror, a genre that was nailed in The Immortal Hulk. Horror isn't perhaps the genre you consider when thinking of Spider-Man, but Miguel O'Hara will be battling zombies, werewolves and even Dracula.

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Planned as a limited series, Spider-Man 2099 will see these monsters invading Nueva York putting everyone in danger. The series is in good hands - Steve Orlando received critical acclaim for his work on Spider-Man 2099: Exodus and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis.

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Joining Orlando are five artists, one for each issue in the series. The artists coming on board to showcase Miguel's battles are; Devmalya Pramanik, Micheal Dowling, Jason Muhr, Chris Campana and Stefano Raffaele.

In the first issue we'll get to see Spidey attempt to "stop the ever-evolving zombie infection before it takes hold of his mother", while issue two will bring Dracula in as he apparently threatens... the moon!? Issue three will be a 2099 version of Werewolf By Night and will feature a "no-holds-barred battle" with werewolves. Marvel report that issue four will bring "Terror back to his horrific roots" before the final issue caps off the series by introducing Man-Thing 2099, who is now a technological creature.

If you're worried that a werewolf or Dracula might bite our hero and transform him further, do not fret, as this series is bringing other Marvel characters to team-up with 2099. We'll get to see Moon Knight 2099 drop in to defeat Dracula, though oddly Blade 2099 will be backing up Miguel to destroy the zombies in issue one.

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Spider-Man 2099 #1 is on sale 4 January 2024.

Topics: Marvel, Spider Man

Dan Lipscombe
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