Spider-Man 2099 #1

Spider-Man 2099 #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands! Miguel O'Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he's currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You'd think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he's not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! Join comics legend (and Spider-Man 2099 creator) Peter David and breakthrough artist Will Sliney (Superior Spider-Man Team-up) for the most adventure you'll find in a book this side of the twenty second century!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Jul 10, 2014

    Miguel's story at its core is a story about a man just trying to find his way home from a place that he is not very familiar with and not very welcoming to him. This kind of story dynamic is different in the way that a clear goal is set but the way there is very unclear and obscure. While reading and experiencing Miguel's inner thoughts I felt like I was right there with him, having to endure this sudden change in my life with no clear answer to anything. When a comic book is able to convey that level of emotion on a person, that is when I'm interested and I can not wait to see what else is in store for this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 11, 2014

    This is the only Spider-Man book I've read in the last year I would return to. I like every part of this book and I hope it and this team stays around for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 9, 2014

    This is an exceptional introductory issue with plenty to keep your interest. There's humor, potential romance afoot and the main character is incredibly likeable. It's also made very clear how this character is different from the Spidey we know and love which is incredibly important. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 10, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 #1 is exactly the piece of fiction that I was hoping for. It never disappointed me, not for an instant, as this creative team proved their durability even in the midst of a post-Superior Spider-Man era. Whether you read the original title or not it doesn't matter because the minds behind this have made sure to keep this accessible as it comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 2, 2014

    With this one, Peter David delivers a strong narrative that identifies the character, the setting, the abilities and the tone of the book with ease " all while making you want more. Will Sliney has captured the look of the present well with his artwork but also some of the interesting aspects of Miguel and his abilities, as well as trying to give him a bit of a different dynamic from our more traditional Spider-Man. While we're not in 2099, I'm very glad to reconnect with a character I was invested in years ago and to see where he's going to go with this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 8, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 is back in his own series. As pretty much the only survivor of the 2099 line of books, it's great to see the character back in his own title. The fact that Peter David is writing makes it even better. The story picks up from arrival in the present in the pages of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN but this series is set up so you can easily dive into the issue without having to worry too much about what happened before. Will Sliney's art style is a great fit for the title. It might not be totally clear what the direction of this book and what sort of adventures Miguel O'Hara will have but we see a few new plot threads to keep us hooked. Welcome back, Spider-Man 2099. It's great to see you back on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jul 9, 2014

    Despite being nothing more than setting a stage, this is a great start to a new series. Everything that you love about Miguel is still there, even though his surroundings have drastically changed. If theres any guy who can keep up with Spidey 2099, its Peter David. Now, who do I need to talk to in order to get a new Punisher 2099 series? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 11, 2014

    This book is remarkably solid, but nothing you could truly call "spectacular" or "amazing." At least not yet. I'm looking forward to #2, which is the most spectacular thing of all, as I picked this up truly on a lark. Well done Peter and Will. Now keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jul 9, 2014

    Not without a few problems, Spider-Man 2099 #1 is a good addition to the Spider family of books Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jul 13, 2014

    There is humor in this issue but it is sharpened with an edge and a a want for romance but knowing that it can never happen. I just don't know how long they can run with the idea that he's just trying to get home and keep it fresh and interesting. Still, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christine Manzione Jul 15, 2014

    For what my two cents are worth, Peter (X-Factor) David's plot is well set-up in this first issue, with the potential for some interesting locales and events to take place thanks to the added element of time-travel (please get on a dinosaur). Miguel is cheeky, and comes off a bit too Peter Parker-ish; not necessarily a bad thing when you're a fan of Parker, but it's a new character and it would be refreshing to see a slight variation in personality. I just want to see Doc Brown somewhere now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 13, 2014

    It's the Spider book we didn't know we needed! It may all fall apart after a few issues, especially as New York comes to term with multiple Spider-Men, but for now this is fun way to reintroduce a fan-favourite into the main Marvel line. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 9, 2014

    While it's not quite the same without the 2099 setting, it's still great to have Peter David writing a Spider-Man 2099 comic again. David instantly settles back in with his creation and delivers an engaging first issue that sets up a great rivalry between Miguel O'Hara and Liz Allan. With a little world building and some improvements to the visual presentation, this series could easily stand out as one of Marvel's stronger Spider-Man comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Book Herald - Big Phil Jul 13, 2014

    So it's a new Spider-Man book with a decent start, that's still yet to hook me and give me a reason to come along for the ride. Although it could pan out in the long run with some solid creators, I wouldn't go all in on this one until we see a little more. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jul 10, 2014

    Great writing with an engaging story and characters although the art wasn't anything special. Overall, I am looking forward to where this series is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Kyle Chrise Jul 25, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 #1 is Miguel O'Hara's fast-paced, action-packed welcome to the Marvel Universe of 2014. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jul 9, 2014

    Outside of pacing criticism, Spider-Man 2099 does what a first issue should do in that it introduces the main character, gets backstory out of the way, establishes threads for future plots, and showcases dynamite art while doing so. The execution of the plot takes a hit from the odd banter moments and the limited Miguel OHara time, however the future is bright for this series as one of its premier writers and a great art/colorist team take on the challenge of giving us another Spider-Man to cheer for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 10, 2014

    The resolution of Miguel's fight with the T.O.T.E.M. agent is also a highlight since it's similarly tidy and funny. Both the character and the plot hold up with compared to the original "Spider-Man 2099" #1 from 1992. It's a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Jul 11, 2014

    The art is awkward at points with odd perspective which makes characters appear to be cardboard cutouts instead of fully developed people. The male characters have defined facial features while the female characters are smooth and flat. Rather than appearing feminine, it makes the art appear to beincomplete. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jul 11, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 #1 is a decent but bland introduction to the series. Plot is set up, theres some punching, then a cliffhanger to entice readers to come back. Its simple, only somewhat effective and not new reader friendly. Will Sliney and Antonio Fabel knock it out of the park on art duties which saves the book. Im interested in where Peter David will take it but another Spider title at $3.99 is hard to justify dropping cash on, especially if the story continues its current quality. Worth a read at least Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Jul 10, 2014

    Although my final score may come off as a bit low, it is just because of the fact that the pace and the potential to reintroduced a character to a new audience was not fully taken advantage of. That being said I'm really excited to read the next issue and see if we are able to learn a lot more about both Spider-Man 2099 and Miguel O'Hara. He is very different from the Spider-Man that we are use to and the less humors tone is something that could give us a very unique sense of what Spider-Man can be. I feel the series is dripping with potential and that if writer Peter David slows down for a few issues and allows us to fall in love with the character first, introducing the action later will be much more of a payoff. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Stuff Like That Jul 10, 2014

    While it's a pretty, shiny book like the Spider-Man 2099 #1 of yesteryear, this comic also turned me off with its story. Or maybe, like Miguel, it just found me at the wrong time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - spicytoilet Jul 9, 2014

    Also, we really don't see much of Miguel. It’s all Spidey. The beginning of the book was a crazy crash course into Spidey’s origin. And thats cool and all, but a first issue has a lot of responsibilities. I don’t feel that it set the foundation that it needed. And it really pains me to admit that. This issue was forced and rushed, that’s what it felt like at least. It tried, but terribly missed the mark. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jul 11, 2014

    If you like Spider-Man 2099 this book may put you off as it's missing what made that series unique. The writing from Peter David is strong, but is this really something that we need/want? As a single tale or story arc, this book would be pretty fantastic for it's cameos and for putting Miguel out of his element (Even though he clearly has the advantage over everything with his holographic assistant), but as a number 1, as the story for a relaunch, in that respect it doesn't quite work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 10, 2014

    Warts aside, the book gives one of Marvel's most interesting and complex heroes a new platform and sets a series of conflicts in motion that make reading the endeavor worthwhile. Spider-Man 2099 #1 isn't a home run, but it's not a strikeout either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jul 11, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 #1 just doesn't care. It's got nothing interesting to say about the character. It doesn't come up with anything new to show the reader. PAD and Sliney deliver a comic that may as well have come off an assembly line. It's solidly written, and Sliney's pencils are fine, though I would say he isn't very good at drawing characters in motion, which is kind of important for a Spider-Man comic. If you love the character, perhaps you'll love this comic regardless of its lack of creativity. But for everybody else, maybe Spider-Man should have stayed in 2099. At least then he'd have something to talk about. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 8, 2014

    Spider-Man 2099 #1 is a missed opportunity to bring back a fairly popular series. The title character is there, but the world that made his book unique is absent. Fans hoping that this would be a return to form for Peter David will have those expectations met with a middling plot and lackluster character development. The art team is biggest letdown, especially considering that Sliney has drawn some good-looking comics in the past. Going back to the future, Spidey 2099 could still bring about some great stories, but we're not seeing even the start of them here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    jtefft Jul 11, 2014

    Having read and enjoyed the original series by Peter David, I was thrilled to learn that Spidey 2099 was returning. That David was writing and Sliney was drawing only added to the excitement. After book one was released on July 9th, I'm hooked and can't wait for more. Excellent art and a solid reintroduction that spurred from the recent Spidey 2099 appearances in Superior Spider-Man give the reader all they need to engage with these characters. I can't wait to see what comes of this title and I'm hoping for a long, solid run.

  • 8.0
    coby Jul 12, 2014

    Coby's Top 5 Comic of the Week

    The 2099 series from the '90s were terrible and I have absolutely no nostalgia whatsoever attached to them. When Miguel O'Hara showed up in Superior Spider-Man I could care less. Even when Spider-Man 2099 got a few pages in the back of Amazing Spider-Man #1, I wasn't feeling it. But Peter David has won me over. The writing in this issue is superb. I'm not familiar with anything from David before All-New X-Factor, but, apparently, he's kind of a big deal. And now I see why. Just... everything... from the wisecracks to the overall story--the writing here sucks you in and doesn't let you go.

  • 8.0
    Al B. Harper Jul 14, 2014

    Decent first issue with good art and a nice twist. Didn't really care for the dialogue of the antagonist fro the future.

  • 8.0
    EvilPenguin543 Jul 16, 2014

    It's okay. The art is great, but it felt a bit short story-wise. Being Peter David, I'll give it another shot, but judging by the first issue, the series will probably continue to be just-above-average.

  • 7.5
    Jedi8187 Jul 11, 2014

    The art doesn't blow me away, but it's not bad by any means. The story it's self is a nice one and done setting up a handful of potential plots and sub plots, always good for a first issue. It's funny, it's got pretty good pacing, and some a solid foundation of characterization for major players. A fun issue, and I will be back. (Also in case you didn't read the solicit 2099 isn't the setting, as he has been dumped in the present back in Superior Spiderman)

  • 4.0
    GeninBen Jul 10, 2014

    First off I have to clarify a few things before you read ahead. I am not really a Marvel Comics fan. I like certain stories here and there but overall I find it really hard to stay attached to the universe because of the strict continuity that flows through it. That being said... Spider-Man 2099 is a rehash of an older title from 1992 of the same name. This title is written by the same writer of the original 90's run. The hype online about his return got me excited to dive in. Instead of the story taking place in the future year of 2099 with a future version of Spider-Man this title steals him away and plops him down in New York City 2014. This concept seems to take away from the idea of a future Spider-Man. I know virtually nothing about the man, Miguel O' Hara, behind the Spidey mask and this opening story doesn't give a newcomer much to go on. He seems to be a carbon copy of Peter Parker, except he wears sunglasses inside. The time travel element in the story seems like a punchline instead of actual writing material. The "villain" in this opening issue is a solider from even farther into the future who is trying to stop future Spider-man from polluting the timeline. It is unclear at first if he is a machine or a man in a suit but after a few off beat jokes it becomes clear he is a human and it kind ruins the idea for me. Overall I think it leaves the door open for some interesting time travel based storylines. The art doesn't do much for me but I can see how other people might like it. The line work is pretty good and the colors are bright and flashy. The action is placed appropriately but you lose any type of drama that might have had a chance to sneak in. I don't think I will be carrying on with this title. I give it a 4 out of 10. Full Review - http://benzchap.wix.com/ibreathecomics

  • 8.0
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