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Comic Reviews: Spider-Man 2099 and Grayson!


STK644347 Spider-Man 2099 #1 (Marvel Comics)

Spidey 2099 swings into his own comic series thanks to Peter David and artist Will Sliney in Spider-Man 2099 #1! Still stuck in our time period after his appearance in Superior Spider-Man, Miguel O’Hara has to navigate our world and find a way back to his time period without disrupting the natural flow of events.

This opening issue finds Miguel (under the guise of Mike O’Mara) continuing to acclimate himself to our modern world, which in this issue involves getting an apartment. Watching Miguel try and keep the fact that he’s from the future was pretty fun in this scene, but I have no recollection of Tempest the cleaning woman ever appearing in any of the past Spidey 2099 scenes that were in Superior Spider-Man. She probably did show up, but I don’t remember it all (honestly I wouldn’t even be bringing it up if Miguel didn’t mention meeting her throughout the comic). Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Superior Spider-Man and Ra’s Al Ghul!


Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1_18_TextlessSuperior Spider-Man #18

The Superior Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 finally have it out in Superior Spider-Man #18. Now in our present, Miguel O’Hara has to prevent Otto Octavius  (who’s in the body of Spid-you know what, if you haven’t caught onto this now, you haven’t been paying attention) from killing Tiberius Stone, the arrogant genius threatening to take over Horizon labs who also happens to be Miguel’s grandfather. At the same time, the “temporal event” that’s threatening to wipe out O’Hara’s present (the year 2099) is inching ever closer.

Writer Dan Slott is clearly having a blast writing this story. The opening pages deliver on what the cover promises, with a break neck and surprisingly brutal fight between Otto and O’Hara. The ramifications of Octavius removing Peter Parker’s psyche from his mind comes into major play here, as Otto has no idea who the Spider-Man of 2099 is, leading Spidey 2099 to realize that this is not the same hero he teamed up with in the past. Read the rest of this entry