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Issue: 6

Title: The Wrong Place at the Right Time
Writer: Ben Raab & Terry Kavanagh
Art: Pascual Ferry

 

Summary:

Miguel watches the last recorded transmission from the Alchemax underwater colony Nova Atlantea. The video shows the company's genetically engineered 'New Atlanteans' being massacred by the real Atlanteans led by Attuma. The New Atlanteans leader, Roman, is dead and his people are killed. As Spider-Man, he visits the Four Freedoms Plaza to ask the Fantastic Four to intercede on Alchemax's behalf. When he arrives, he learns that Reed has just sent Sue and Ben to look for Johnny who has disappeared right above the coordinates of Nova Atlantea. Meanwhile, Father Jennifer is a witness as a new flood strikes downtown and breaks through the doors of St. Patrick's cathedral.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo only

  • Spider-Man met the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four 2099 #4.

  • Roman is revealed to have been killed.

  • Although the issue tells readers that the story continues in Doom 2099 #43, for S-Man fans, it continues in Spider-Man 2099 #45.

  • A preview of this issue in Marvel Vision #4 shows that the story and cover to Fantastuc Four 2099 #6 were changed prior to publication. While no exact story details are given, it seems that originally instead of meeting Doctor Strange and fighting Mindless ones coming out of the gate in Fantastic Four 2099 #5, the team would have fought The Tzzar of the Negative Zone (mentioned by Chimera in FF2099 #4). Presumably the change arose from editor Joey Cavalieri being fired, the creative walk-out, and subsequent change in direction to prepping for 2099 World of Tomorrow instead of 2101 / Fast Forward. For more on this feature from Marvel Vision go here.

     

 

 

 

 

Issue: 45

Title: Drowning By Inches

Writer: Ben Raab & Terry Kavanagh [Story] Ben Raab [Script]

Art: Mike McKone

 

Summary:

Spider-Man heads Downtown after learning that the city has flooded again. He arrives at St. Patricks' Cathedral searching for Father Jennifer and finds her floating lifeless inside her flooded church. There is his attacked by the Goblin. While the two fight, the Vulture swoops in and takes Father Jennifer away with him. Meanwhile, at Alchemax, Tyler Stone makes contact with Captain Pike to arrange his escape to Alchemax's top secret Mars base. While fighting the Goblin, Spider-Man redirects one of his hallucinatory blasts on him. The Goblins own hallucinations reveal that it is really Gabe underneath the mask. Gabe bares the truth of his hatred of Miguel for taking away Dana, his jealousy that Kasey only loved Spider-Man, and anger that their mother should suddenly care for Miguel. Miguel tries to get Gabe to explain how he got his powers, but Gabe just flies away. Miguel returns to the church to try and find Father Jennifer but to no avail. When he rises again, he sees that the city is being invaded by Atlanteans.

 

Notes:

  • Continues from Fantastic Four #6

  • Between Fantastic Four 2099 #6 and this issue, Miguel seems to have revealed his true identity to Reed.

  • Miguel had the Maglev Cycle used by the Public Eye modified for extreme-conditions use.

  • Spider-Man and the Goblin seem to be able to speak underwater.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Issue: 46

Title: A House Divided

Writer: Ben Raab & Terry Kavanagh [Story] Ben Raab [Script]

Art: Mike McKone

 

Summary:

Spider-Man surfaces and finds himself in the middle of an battle between the Atlanteans and Public Eye forces defending the Alchemax building. He joins the fray until he finds the Vulture about to eat Father Jennifer. Meanwhile, Conchate leads the Alchemax employees inside the building as they fend off wave after wave of Atlantean attacks. Elsewhere, Tyler Stone makes his way to the transport ship which will take him to Mars. Spider-Man manages to rescue Father Jennifer from the Vulture's clutches while also learning that the Vulture knows his secret identity and has planted explosives all over the building. As Miguel, he orders the building to be evacuated. Father Jennifer and Spider-Man reunite with Conchata and head towards the transport ship. They arrive in time to see an Atlantean shoot Tyler Stone. Spider-Man kills the Atlantean and cradles Tyler in his arms as he lays dying. As Father Jennifer and Conchata guard the doorway, Conchata is shot and killed. With a minute to go before Vulture's explosive go off, Miguel and Father Jennifer board the transport ship and escape. Miguel watches as the Alchemax building is consumed by flames.

 

Notes:

  • Death of both Tyler Stone and Conchata O'Hara

  • Final issue of Spider-Man 2099

  • Continues in Fantastic Four #8

  • The Atlanteans mention that Namor's sarchophagus has been desecrated. This remains unexplained.

  • Four years after this issue, artist Mike McKone penciled the one-shot Heroes Reborn: Doomsday. This coincidentally saw him depict yet another world overwhelmed by flood and overrun by Atlanteans seeking to takeover. The 2099 universe and the Heroes Reborn universe share a number of parallels. Both featured reinterpretations of major Marvel characters. Both were abruptly cancelled. Both were wrapped up in a separate series. Finally, both featured Doom prominently. And you could possibly even argue that both saw Doom 'takeover' America (In 2099 he specifically took over the US and became President. In Heroes Reborn he kind of just took over the whole planet, so he got the US by default).

 

 

 

Issue: 8

Title: Homecoming

Writer: Ben Raab & Terry Kavanagh [Story] Ben Raab [Script]

Art: Pascual Ferry

 

Summary:

Miguel tries to convince Father Jennifer to not join Ben and the X-Nation kids on their trip to Alchemax's Ares colony on Mars.

 

Notes:

  • Panel appearance only

  • Continues in 2099: World of Tomorrow #1

 

 

 

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