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Marvel 2099 line

Old 05-06-11, 03:19 AM
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Marvel 2099 line

Anyone remember this line? When Spider-man 2099 and Doom 2099 came out I bought the first issues, then polybagged them thinking they might be valuable, but not nearly as valuable as Youngblood #1 and Brigade #1 would be.

Anyways, I never bought the second issues, and it was only until recently that I realized what I missed out on. I found a bunch of 2099 back issues in the quarter bin at my local comic shop and was impressed.

Man, this comic was so awesome that it made me wish they had canceled Amazing Spider-man during the clone saga, and made this the "official" Spider-man comic. In fact, I bet replacing Peter Parker with Miguel O'Hara would have been more well received than Ben Reilly.

DOOM 2099
Another great comic. It was pretty cool seeing Doom given the anti-hero treatment, but it worked because he wasn't actually a good guy, just displaced in a worse world, with no heroes, so he ended up looking kind of good.
The tone was more serious here than in Spider-man 2099, and had alot of interesting elements. Doom's Zefiro tribe, questions about whether or not he was the real Doom, corporate warfare, etc.

I wish I had been buying these issues when they first came out instead of wasting my allowance on Brigade #1, Team Youngblood #1, etc.
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Old 05-07-11, 01:49 AM
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I wasn't adventurous as a kid and I wish I had known what Doom 2099 was. I remember reading the ad for it around that same time I picked up What IF: Doctor Doom Became Sorcerer Supreme and it had this great anti-hero like story.

Will definitely go get it now, thanks for this!
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Old 05-09-11, 11:04 AM
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Funny; Spider-Man 2099 #1 and Doom 2099 #1 were the two that I bought, too. I kinda recall owning a couple other issues, but at the time I was struggling to keep up with Superman, Batman, Green Lanter, Star Trek and Star Wars and I just wasn't wowed enough to drop something to make room for the 2099 titles in my regular buying budget. I'll keep an eye out in the 25 bins for these though, on your recommendation.
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Old 05-09-11, 12:26 PM
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I bought 'em all: Spiderman 2099, Doom 2099, Ravage 2099 and Punisher 2099. Spiderman, with Peter David writing and Rick Leonardi on art was the best of the four, Doom was in the middle, and Punisher and Ravage (written by Stan Lee) were pretty forgettable. When X-men 2099 came out, as a big fan of Ron Lim I picked that up as well, though I don't think they actually ever all came together as a team. I picked up Ghost Rider 2099 mainly for Bachalo and Buckingham. I stopped a little before the big event by Ellis involving Doom.
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Old 05-18-11, 02:52 PM
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Loved Spiderman 2099. I recently moved and started reading them again until I realized I was moving, not reading!
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