Returned to fans last year, the ‘2099’ era of Marvel Comics’ superhero universe is about to expand again with Carnage, Blade, and more.
It’s kind of an interesting plan that Marvel has for its 2099 brand in this second go-around. While the first iteration was effectively a sub-line, the second foray into the (not all that) far future is basically just a line of mini-series’, all focusing on Spider-Man.
That started in 2022, and will continue here in ’23 with the return of a familiar storyline. Though it’s sure to be radically different from the 90s tale, Maximum Carnage is back, and will bring some new and existing 2099 heroes with it.
Steve Orlando will return to helm the five-issue series, dubbed Dark Genesis.
Joining Orlando this time will be artist Justin Mason, known for his recent eye-catching work in Spider-Punk. Together, they’ll shatter expectations with the most bombastic 2099 saga yet as Nueva York is wrapped in the deadly tendrils of a brand-new Carnage! Luckily, Spider-Man 2099 won’t face it alone as he assembles a team of 2099 heroes, including redefined fan-favorites like Punisher 2099 and Daredevil 2099 and a brand-new characters like Blade 2099! As society begins to crumble, Spider-Man 2099 will need all the help he can get – but does the public even want his help? Or do they all just want to watch this world burn? SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS will release on a weekly schedule, allowing readers to experience 2099 thrills each week in May!
“It’s great to be back to 2099 – and not just build on EXODUS but also the past three incredible decades of pioneering, innovative cyberpunk work done in the world of 2099,” Orlando said. “When we last saw Spider-Man 2099, he was decimating the black card elite and upending social order to help the neighborhood. Help everyday people. But even he didn’t expect how his actions would spark an outburst of vengeance and blood — with a monster at its head. I’m so excited to be back and to be working with Justin Mason! Together, we’ve got even more 2099 classics coming your way, along with new debuts, of course! Earth-2099 is set for Carnage like none it’s ever seen.”Marvel Comics press release
With art from Justin Mason, look for Dark Genesis to kick off with all five issues landing in stores this May.