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Issue: 17

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Ryan Stegman

 

Summary:

In the year 2099, Miguel O' Hara observes massive temporal energy distortions. The distortions permit dinosaurs and WWI biplanes to break through into the future. After helping some Public Eye Flyboys fend off some of the temporal intruders, Miguel (as Spider-Man 2099) heads directly for Alchemax to find out what is causing the distortions. When he arrives, he learns that the source is the Heroic Age. One of the side-effects of the distortions is that Tyler Stone is slowing being erased from the timeline. Knowing that Tyler is in fact his father, Spider-Man 2099 decides go back in time and track down the anomaly that is erasing Stone. Back in the past, Horizon Labs, the company that Peter Parker works for, has just been acquired by Allan Chemical. As Horizons owns much of the technology that Peter (actually Otto Octavius) has been using as Spider-Man, this represents a direct threat to him. He decides to eliminate the instigator of the company buy out, Tiberius Stone, Tyler Stone's father. Spider-Man 2099 arrives in the past just Spider-Man is about to attack Tiberius Stone.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Tyler Stone

 

Issue: 18

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Ryan Stegman

 

Summary:

Spider-Man 2099 confronts Spider-Man who intends to do serious harm to Tiberius Stone. Unknown to Spider-Man 2099, although Peter Parker's body is under the mask, it is Otto Octavius in his brain. Otto doesn't have Peter's memories and doesn't recognize Spider-Man 2099. The two fight it out, but Stone uses a device block Otto's technology. The device takes effect at the wrong moment and Norman Osborn Jr. is put in danger, but Spider-Man 2099 saves him. In the aftermath, Spider-Man 2099 escapes towing Tiberius with him to safety. Miguel ponders if saving Tiberius is the right thing to do, or if he can somehow change the future. Tiberius hears Miguel speaking to Tyler and quickly realizes why Spider-Man 2099 is keeping him safe. Miguel meanwhile downloads Lyla into his communication device with 2099. Lyla scours the records on Tiberius Stone's history and tells Miguel that he was rumored to be responsible for the destruction of Horizon Labs. Spider-Man 2099 then drags Stone back to Horizon Labs in order to stop its destruction. However Spider-Man arrives and strikes him from behind. 

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Gabe O' Hara.

  • Cameo by Tyler Stone

Issue: 19

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Ryan Stegman

 

Summary:

After decking Spider-Man 2099 unconscious, its left to Spider-Man [Otto] to stabilize the temporal disturbance. The key to stopping it lies in an equation that the real Peter Parker figured out. However since Otto purged his memories, he needs to figure it all over again. Horizon Labs is evacuated, though Spider-Man 2099 grabs and holds Tiberius Stone in the building, believing that a better timeline will take the place of the 2099 he knew if Stone dies there. Stone however convinces him that the future may not be better and so finally he does take him out, just as the building explodes. Back in 2099, Tyler Stone's scientist report that the danger has passed and he is back to normal. Tyler then destroys the equipment that can bring Spider-Man 2099 back to the future.

Issue: 23

Writer: Dan Slott & Christo Gage

Art: Humberto Ramos

 

Summary:
As Otto Octavius takes another big step in his life as Peter Parker... could a big part of Flash Thompson's life be coming to a close? Will he be...Venom no more?!?

Notes:

  • Cameo only
  • Artist Humberto Ramos is a veteran artist of the original 2099 drawing the series X-Nation 2099. He also previously drew Spider-Man 2099 on the cover of 2099: Genesis.

 

Issue: 27

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli

 

Summary:

The so-called Superior Spider-Man has failed. Under his watch, the Green Goblin took control of New York's underworld. This is all Otto Octavius' fault. Now it's his responsibility to take the Goblin down.

Notes:

  • Cameo only

 

Issue: 28

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli

 

Summary:
Goblins! Spiderlings! Super villains! Giant robots! It can only mean one thing: ASSAULT ON SPIDER-ISLAND! If you want to see people standing around talking, read another comic. Want to see heroes having a fist fight, go somewhere else?

Notes:

  • Cameo only

 

Issue: 29

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli

Summary:
The Spider-Slayer Squadron were supposed to be under Mayor J. Jonah Jameson's control...but now they've been drafted into The Goblin Nation!

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Issue: 30

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli

 

Summary:

Since the start of DYING WISH, it has ALL been building to this. One of the most important moments of the ENTIRE Superior Spider-Man Saga! Once this happens, it CANNOT be undone!

 

Issue: 31

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli

SERIES FINALE! The end of an era! A tale of triumph and tragedy! The GREEN GOBLIN unmasked! A hero reborn! But what does this mean for OTTO OCTAVIUS?! There's only one man who can save us from the Goblin Nation... PETER PARKER: The one, true SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN!

 

Comments:

Dan Slott has made it no secret that he's a 2099 fan. He wrote Midsummer Knights for 2099 Unlimited back during the original 2099 run. He was one of the many writers who pitched for the original Spider-Man 2099 series. And he sold an unmade inventory plot during 2099's hey day. So Spider-Man 2099's return is the culmination of a long desire to write the character. Slott does his best with a very difficult job. Reintroducing a largely fringe character, who hasn't had his own comic in 20 years in the span of a few pages and making him relevant to the plot. On the whole, he succeeds. By tying together the birth of 2099's Alchemax with the present day Allen Chemicals (owned by Norman Osborn's widow) Spider-Man 2099 immediately becomes an important part of the Spider-Man mythos.

 

For older 2099 fans, there is surprisingly little in the way of continuity hiccups. My only objection being that Tyler Stone should already be 90% certain that Miguel is Spider-Man 2099. The original series established that he suspected Miguel from day one. His behavior here, especially the act of stranding him in the past, seems an unlikely move by him. Especially since he doesn't know...that Miguel knows...that he is his real father. Its a bit confusing...and probably would have been very difficult to convey in the short amount of panel time allotted, but I think a panel showing what each other knows and doesn't know about the other would have been good. And perhaps instead of Tyler stranding him, it being more accidental. Let Tyler sweat a bit about what damage Miguel might inadvertently do in his past. After all, if Slott's version of Stone doesn't know Miguel is Spider-Man 2099, wouldn't he be more afraid that as his enemy he might kill Tiberius just out of spite? That nit-pick aside, this is the come back that 2099 fans have been waiting for. Thank you Dan Slott! :)

 

 

Placement:

No note is made of exactly which point in the original series Miguel is leaving. To place these appearances in the context of the original series, we need to take into account a few factors:

 

- Miguel knows that Tyler Stone is his father (revealed in #25)

- Tyler Stone is still CEO (Miguel takes office in #35)

- Gabe is open about his knowledge of Miguel's Spider-Man identity (Confronts Miguel in #22)

 

I would place the events of this issue during Spider-Man 2099 #26, prior to his leaving with Xina to Nightshade. That's the only time frame which I think meets those conditions.

 

Subsequent developments in Spider-Man 2099 [v2] have made it more difficult to slot this in the context of the original series however. Miguel name drops Strange 2099 (who he meets in #32) and refers to Venom 2099 in the past tense (the whole Venom saga is #35 - 39). This is incongruous with Stone still being in charge since we never see him take office again. Also Stone's personal assistant, Winston, is ostensibly dead by Venom's hand in #36 yet he appears alive and well the new series.

 

For now, as readers, we just need to roll with it. Until such time as it becomes clear in the current series from whence this Miguel hails from, I am listing these appearances separate from the original series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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