Spider-Man 2099 is cancelled, but fear not its creative team moves over and helms Secret Wars 2099 focussing on a new brand new Avengers 2099! Peter David fans rejoice!
This is all part of Marvel Comics’ multi-tiered publishing plan that also includes revisiting 15 classic Marvel events in 2015 (the first 13 events noted here, with number 14 here, and finally number 15 here).
Spoilers follow with Marvel Comics’ May 2015 comic book solicitation for Secret Wars 2099 #1 under the “Warzones” banner!
SECRET WARS 2099 #1
Written by Peter David
Penciled by William Sliney
Cover by Dave Rapoza
On Sale 5/27/2015
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 megacorporations rule with an iron fist?
In addition to releasing teaser images of the brand-new female Captain America, what looks like a future Black Widow, Iron Man and a winged character, writer Peter David had this to say about Secret Wars 2099: “It’s a great opportunity to return to that world and have it be simultaneously familiar and also seriously screwed with. Some elements will seem quite familiar; others will be startlingly different.”
When describing the roster of Avengers 2099, we learned that: “one character who is coming whole cloth from the original Marvel Universe; as the series progresses, we will indeed also see X-Men 2099, Hulk 2099, and a variety of other characters. If I spelled out everything ahead of time, then I’d be ruining the effectiveness of their appearances. I’ll just tell you this: Miguel [O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099] will definitely be a factor.”
On an early controversy with Secret Wars 2099, Peter David added that: “I can do whatever the hell I want. Since this is a new 2099, I don’t feel any need to adhere to the previous 2099 continuity. For instance, there was already a Captain America 2099 and I felt no need to use that one in crafting the Avengers. My Cap is wholly original. And I have to admit, I love seeing fans going nuts because she’s built up like an actual weight lifter. No one thinks anything of the Super Soldier serum giving huge muscles to a man, but do it with a woman and suddenly many fans are howling in protest. She looks like a big woman, guys. Deal with it.”
(Original Captain America 2099 on the left. New Cap 2099 on the right.)
Well, in Peter David I trust. Glad to see we’ll get some 2099 love in 2015 even if Spider-Man 2099 is cancelled.
Tags: Avengers 2099, Marvel 2099, Secret Wars, Secret Wars 2099, Spider-Man 2099