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2099 (2019 Event) Reading Order Checklist

2099 (2019 Event) Reading Order Checklist

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Back in 1992, readers were Marvel introduced readers to a vision of what the Marvel Universe would look like in 2099. This line of comics, known as Marvel 2099, explored a futuristic dystopia overrun by mega-corporations that treated the world like a police state. These comics focused on the heroes of this grim timeline, which were a mix of high-tech reimaginings and new, as they fought for a better tomorrow.

In 2019, Marvel is revisiting the 2099 timeline in a special event that will be running through Amazing Spider-Man and a batch of one-shots. Something has happened in the year 2099 and now that future is crumbling. The heroes of 2099 will need the help of the present-day Spider-Man to figure out what’s going and to save their world.

Find out everything you need to know to read this event in the 2099 (2019 Event) Reading Order Checklist. It includes a recommended reading order, creative teams, release dates, and answers all your questions along the way.

Spider-Man 2099 #1 cover by Rick Leonardi.
Spider-Man 2099 #1 cover by Rick Leonardi.

Do I Need To Read The Original 2099 Comics?

It’s not necessary to read the 2099 comics from the 1990s to understand this comic book event. While some fans will have some nostalgia for them, they’re not particularly famous. As a result, most modern readers haven’t read them and so Marvel will not likely make reading them a prerequisite to the 2019 event.

Do I Need To Read All Of The Tie-Ins?

Nope. It’s totally up to you if you read them all. Their purpose is to expand the world that has been created in 2099 and flesh it out more through different characters that inhabit it.

You can read as many as you like. Start with the ones that interest you the most and add more titles if you like what you’re reading.

Background Reading

Since it is not a prerequisite to read the original 2099 comics in order to understand this comic book story, there isn’t a whole lot of background reading that you need to do. If you want to do any at all, I recommend the following:

Amazing Spider-Man #25
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, Partick Gleason and Kev Walker.

Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099, makes a brief appearance in this oversized issue which plants the seeds of this 2099 event.

2099 Alpha #1 cover by Patrick Gleason.
2099 Alpha #1 cover by Patrick Gleason.

2099 Reading Order

Amazing Spider-Man #32 (Prelude)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Pat Gleason.
Available October 23rd.

Amazing Spider-Man #33 (Prelude)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Pat Gleason.
Available November 6th.

2099 Alpha #1 (Part 1)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Viktor Bogdanovic.
Available November 20th.

Fantastic Four: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Karla Pacheco. Art by Steven Cummings.
Available November 20th.

Amazing Spider-Man #34 (Part 2)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Pat Gleason.
Available November 20th.

Conan: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Roge Antonio.
Available November 27th.

Punisher: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson. Art by Matt Horak.
Available November 27th.

Ghost Rider: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Damian Couceiro.
Available December 4th.

Amazing Spider-Man #35 (Part 3)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Oscar Bazaldua.
Available December 4th.

Venom: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Francesco Mobili.
Available December 4th.

Doom: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Chip Zdarsky. Art by Marco Castiello.
Available December 11th.

Spider-Man: 2099 #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Jose Carlos Silva.
Available December 11th.

2099 Omega #1 (Part 4)
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Available December 18th.

Which Marvel heroes would you like to see get the 2099 treatment? Let me know in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter.

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  • As I was looking through your reading order I was comparing it to the 2099 checklist in the back of Alpha 1 and I noticed that the 2099 checklist was in a different order than your order. Is the checklist the order or is your reading order the way I need to read this?

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