In 1992, Marvel Comics embarked on its first journey into the dystopian distant future of 2099, and fans were introduced to a new era of Marvels filled with fascinating takes on their favorite heroes such as the X-Men, the Avengers, and of course, Spider. -Man! Showcasing a society run by twisted corporations and the inspiring characters who sought to overthrow it, the stories set in Marvel 2099 had a huge impact on readers and now 30 years later, SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS will revisit this rich world in a saga that will revolutionize its role in the tapestry that is the Marvel Multiverse.
From May SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS – ALPHA #1, this all-new limited series will be written by Steve Orlando and animated by a selection of star artists from across Marvel comics, including Paul Fry, David Wachter, Marco Castiello, Ze Carlos, Alessandro Mircola and Kim Jacinto. The story will begin when a Celestial falls to Earth, bringing a ray of hope to this broken world. Sensing a chance for real change, fan-favorite hero Spider-Man 2099 will embark on a journey that will bring him into contact with every corner of the Marvel Universe, from Asgard to the mutant species! Each issue will focus on a new character or team, debuting exciting new characters such as 2099 Winter Soldier, a new version of 2099 Loki, and new members of the 2099 X-Men. Recontextualizing core elements of the 2099 mythos, Spider-Man’s quest for a better future will be a perfect entry point for newcomers to 2099 and an essential chapter for those who have enjoyed 2099’s adventures past!
After fighting battles across the timestream, Miguel O’Hara is finally back to defend his present and the future of the world! For Spider-Man 2099, the only constant thing about life in Nueva York is change. So when a cataclysmic crash creates a new Garden of Eden in what was once the American wasteland, Spider-Man knows exactly what the next atrocity will be. Watch the mysterious group known as The Cabal plan to set society ablaze and find out which Marvel villain they’re leading them into SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS – ALPHA #1!
Then in SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS #1, meet the Winter Soldier of 2099 aka Winter Soldier 13! It’s not just the Cabal who are hungry for control of the Garden. Salvaged from the black market as a child, the Winter Soldier – raised on mad science – is determined to exact revenge and be reborn. What power will she find in the Garden and how will she use it?
Also coming in May, witness Loki 2099 in SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS #2! The Prince of Lies, the last survivor of Asgard’s Ragnarok, sponsored by ALCHEMAX’s Aesir program, is now the Prince of Outcasts. As the Cabal tackles the dregs of society, Loki plans to resurrect Asgard on his own terms. But when Loki is involved, can mischief be far behind? What is the secret of Loki’s last trick, and how does it affect the future of Asgard and Midgard?
“Running through the spinner racks and trading cards of the early 1990s, the world of 2099 was my first future dystopia, its haunted neon visions of Marvel’s future close to my heart. And cutting edge of that future, fighting like anyone with his name always has, for the ordinary people of the future? Miguel O’Hara. Spider-Man 2099. So here it is, decades later, celebrating the 30th anniversary of 2099 is a dream come true! And there was never a question of who would be the face of this celebration…your friendly futuristic Spider-Man! said Orlando. “And for Miguel, this fight is more important than ever, because it’s the first time he faces one of Spider-Man’s greatest villains. Let’s write history together in SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS – and lead the people of 2099 into a new tomorrow!”
“Steve and this incredible lineup of artists not only take you on a whirlwind tour of the Marvel U of 2099, but reveal mind-blowing secrets and deliver a memorable ending no fan will want to miss,” added editor Mark Paniccia.
The Revolution of 2099 begins this May in SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS – ALPHA #1! Check out the covers for the first three issues as well as new character designs and stay tuned for more details in the months to come!