By Davey Nieves
You won’t be able to escape it. Your world and that parallel world where Nationwide didn’t depress everyone is coming to an end, at least that’s what Marvel have been claiming. The only thing we know is come this May you can’t escape the ocean of Secret Wars books. Today Marvel announced yet another, this time the 2099 universe enters the fray.
Secret Wars 2099 will pick up after the end of Spider-Man 2099 (yep, it’s ending) and feature the same creative team of Peter David and artist Will Sliney. While it’s not known at this time if the series will be limited or ongoing; the big draw will be a never before seen team of 2099 Avengers who work for the mega corporation Alchemax. This is also the first book to admittedly not tie-in directly to the Secret Wars event. While it takes place on the same world as the war, David made mention how the series will be a story unto itself and may only mention the events going on. The writer wanted fans to know that it’s both a continuation of the 2099 story and a place for new readers to jump on and enjoy.
Here’s the solicit for the first issue and the art released today:
SECRET WARS 2099 #1
Written by Peter David
Penciled by William Sliney
Cover by TBD
On Sale 5/27/2015
When everything ends, it’s time to go back to the future. Revisit the world of 2099 and see it a whole new light, as characters who have never been seen before make their first appearances – including the AVENGERS 2099. Can the ideal of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes survive in a world where megacorporations rule with an iron fist?