Ahead of November’s Spider-verse, bringing together every Spider-man who ever was, Marvel has announced the return of Spider-man 2099 for July this year. The original Marvel 2099 imprint started all the way back in 1992, and it’s character creator Peter David who returns 21 years later to reboot the series for 21st century.
David will be joined by artist Will Sliney (Fearless Defenders, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up), and there is some concept art below the press release that follows. Simone Bianchi’s cover gives us an idea of what the latest incarnation of this character will look like.
Stranded in the present day after the events of the New York Times best-selling Superior Spider-Man series, Miguel O’Hara must come to terms with living in the year 2014. Undercover in the employ of mega-corporation Alchemax, he’ll attempt to change the course of his future and prevent the rise of one of his greatest villains!
“Miguel becomes determined to try and transform his grandfather, Tiberius Stone into a decent guy in the hopes that it will wind up informing the raising of Tyler Stone, and perhaps make him a better person,” says writer Peter David in an interview with Marvel.com. “In short, he’s hoping that he can influence the development of both the present and future of Alchemax.”
“He’s going to find that’s not as easy as he’d hoped,” David continued.
“It’s going to be a huge year for all things Spider!” added series editor Ellie Pyle “This is your chance to get to know Spider-Man 2099 before the Spider-Man universe gets more crowded, and Peter and Will have prepared quite the introduction!”