Friday, February 19, 2010

Up next...Spider-Man 2099!

So one of the benefits of writing this blog is that I've started paying more attention to other comic book related blogs out there. Back in the day, it was just CBR and Newsarama. I'm glad to say that I've expanded my horizons just a bit over the last year.

One of the sites that I've started checking on a daily basis has been It's A Dan's World.

It's a great site run by Dan Woodward, and it's filled with news, reviews, and opinions on a daily basis. To tell you the truth, I find myself checking Dan's site for news and avoiding Newsarama all together.

Yesterday, he had a post about neglected properties at DC that, in his opinion, could use a little Brightest Day-light shown upon them after Blackest Night concludes. Make sure you click on over to his site to see his picks.

What would I choose, if I was in control?

I'm glad you asked, Dan...

Aztek: The Ultimate Man

One of my favorite Grant Morrison super-hero works, and definitely my favorite Mark Millar work. I don't really know who could have the chops to give this guy a second chance again, but I'd love to see Morrison dust him off for his upcoming Multiversity series. And yeah, I know he's technically "dead", but seriously...when has that ever stopped anybody.

Challengers of the Unknown

C'mon DC! Why are these guys languishing on the back burner?

At the very least, lets see them in a story arc in Secret Six, as I could see Gail having a fun time pitting them up against the Six. Or let Darwyn Cooke have another crack at 'em.


Another series, like Aztek, that was cut short at a mere ten issues. Can you imagine a J.H. Williams III series getting cancelled after only ten issues these days? Come to think of it, can you imagine getting ten issues from J.H. Williams III these days? Chase's recent supporting role in Manhunter just made me realize how much her character is missed.

The Ray

I loved this character back in the early 90's...what the hell happened to him since then? It just seems like such a waste that they were never able to capitalize on the little bit of success they originally had with him. Now everytime he makes an appearance he just seems like a grade-a douche bag.

It's probably a good thing I'm not in charge, as I can't see any of these guys being able to carry another series (except for the Challengers...I was serious about that one). I sure would like to read 'em again, however.

But enough about what I would like to read, how about what I'm going to actually read next? Take it away Randomizer...

...and that book is Spider-Man 2099 #1 from November 1992, published by Marvel Comics!

I've never really considered myself to be a huge Spider-Man fan, but this is probably the Spider-Man book that I enjoyed the most in the 90's. I've never gone back and re-read any of these since I read them originally, so I'm curious to see how the book holds up. It's got a great pedigree with Peter David and Rick Leonardi, so I have some high hopes.

And it's got a foil cover, so it just has to be good...right?

See you in a day or two for the review.


  1. I'm going to go ahead and say you'll like the book... I didn't like it when I was 14 or whatever, but rereading spidey 2009 is a treat. I want to say Ravage 2099 (by Stan the man Lee) is also good for like five issues

  2. I have about the first dozen or so issues of Ravage 2099 in my longboxes too, so he's bound to turn up as well.

    I remember liking that book too, in sort of a guilty pleasure kind of way. Whereas the previous generations had their first exposure being Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The that point, it was the first "new" book by Stan Lee that I ever bought. That alone earns it some nostalgia points.