Secret Wars 2099 #1

Secret Wars 2099 #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

When everything ends, it's time to go back to the future. Revisit the world of 2099 and see it a whole new light, as characters who have never been seen before make their first appearances - including the AVENGERS 2099. Can the ideal of Earth's Mightiest Heroes survive in a world where mega-corporations rule with an iron fist?

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 28, 2015

    The best Secret Wars tie-in yet with a very compelling cast of characters, dynamics between them, and exciting action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 1, 2015

    Overall, this book is a new twist on the Avengers and time itself, and offers a unique perspective on heroes and their roles in society. Also, there’s a surprise at the end! Go pick up a book to see what it is! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 27, 2015

    While the above complaints might take up a lot of room in this review, but its because they require specificity, not because theyre that big of a problem. This is a good, meaty first outing that establishes stakes and introduces characters seamlessly while allowing the reader to connect with, and even care about, them right off the bat, and with how long it took the INHUMAN series to pull that off, its really impressive that this issue manages to make it work so well and so fast. There are also a couple of moments that are genuinely novel and should make for some immersive, fascinating story beats. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 27, 2015

    Sliney has grown comfortable working in the 2099 setting. The city of Nueva York is as much a character as the Avengers themselves, and Sliney reflects that by emphasizing environmental details as much as figures. The coloring is key in bringing this neon-soaked future landscape to life. At times the perspective becomes a little wonky, but nothing that dampens the book's visual appeal too badly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Kyle Chrise May 31, 2015

    Secret Wars 2099 #1 introduces a new world that's very accessible and a very interesting new version of Captain America. These new ideas aside, Peter David's writing leaves the stakes of the series unclear at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby May 28, 2015

    All in all, Secret Wars 2099 is intriguing fun, if you can stomach a few lines of dodgy dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 1, 2015

    The plot is commonplace, and David also doesn't expend effort on rehashing or extending the 2099 universe. "Secret Wars 2099" #1 is strongly character-driven, and the readers' responses will depend how much they like the characters. None of the Avengers have as much star power as Miguel O'Hara so far, but Captain America 2099 and Hercules 2099 both make an impression. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 30, 2015

    Secret Wars 2099 is a comic book that appears to simply pick up characters from the 2099 universe from another book. The comic seems to target fans of the 2099 universe but does provide some solid character work if you are curious about this universe. The comic seems to be Hercules and Captain America-centric but with other members of the team getting introduced they may also get some spotlight down the road. The book has some action but no real deep plot gets hatched in this issue. This reads like a nice comic book catering to existing fans. I mildly recommend this. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Graphic Policy - pmanzato Jun 20, 2015

    Overall, I'm hesitant about picking up issue #2. I wasn't grabbed and pulled into this story, unlike others I have read in Secret Wars. I can't say I would reccomend the read if you were a fan of 2099 from back in the day, but if you're going to pull all the tie-ins from Secret Wars, I suggest you keep your expectations low on this one. Read Full Review

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