Warzones!: Secret Wars 2099

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 6/10
Art: 7/10

Fun to revisit 2099

There could have been a lot more done with this collection

 
Comic Info

Comic Name: Secret Wars 2099

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer: Peter David

Artist: Will Sliney

# of Issues: 5

Release Date: 2015

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Secret Wars 2099 #2

Reprints Secret Wars 2099 #1-5 (July 2015-November 2015).  The Avengers of 2099 are warned by Vision of a threat called the Defenders.  When the Defenders and the Avengers meet on a mission to find out who tried to assassinate Captain America in her home, the Vision’s prediction could become real…but a bigger danger lurks in the darkness that could force the Avengers and Defenders to work together.

Written by Peter David, Warzones!:  Secret Wars 2099 is a Marvel Comics spin-off of the Secret Wars limited series.  The comic book collection features art by Will Sliney.

Secret Wars is an odd series.  The actual set-up of the comic book (aka Battleworld with all of its different worlds) is confusing and leads to multiple versions of the same character.  It is kind of a giant planet of the What If? comic.  It feels inconsequential since it is not a real canonized story.  At an individual level, the Secret Wars Battleworld and Warzone! comics are kind of fun…depending on the subject.

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Secret Wars 2099 #5

2099 is a weird subject.  The initial 2099 line-up was tweaked, retweaked, destroyed, tweaked more, etc., etc.  I’m not sure if what I’m reading is a variation on 2099 or where 2099 landed before the Secret Wars.  With that in mind, I do miss the rather classic Marvel Universe feel of 2099 and almost wish that the Battleworld had been a throwback to the first year of that line.  It was fun to see some characters again (the Hulk kind of phased out during the run since his self-titled comic only lasted 10 issues), but it would have been nice to see someone like Ravage, Punisher, the 2099 Doom, or the X-Men “reborn” for this collection.

The story actually is more hybrid than given credit for.  It not only is a 2099 mash-up, but it is also Avengers 2099 vs. Defenders 2099 which goes back to the classic Avengers/Defenders war from the 1970s.  The battle in the comic pretty much leaves the Avengers destroyed and really puts the world in question…and because of the set-up of Secret Wars, I’m not sure that we’ll get a real answer to whatever happened there.

Warzones!: Secret Wars 2099 is another fun, quick comic in a series of limited series that had mixed results.  I can’t imagine buying any of these Warzones!/Battleworld comics individually (and Marvel flooded the market with them like normal), but as cheap collections, they are fun little rides that’s merits can be debated.  Fans of the 2099 line might enjoy this little outing, and Peter David provides a solid storytelling base for the collection…just do not go in with extremely high expectations.

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Battleworld:  Red Skull

Battleworld:  Thors

Warzones!:  Age of Apocalypse

Warzones!:  Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars

Warzones!:  Future Imperfect

Warzones!:  House of M

Warzones!:  Korvac Saga

Warzones!:  M.O.D.O.K. Assassin

Warzones!:  Planet Hulk

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