Miguel’s had a rough few issues. He’s been caught up in the Spider-Verse crossover, sent to the future, seen a really nasty version of it, and dealt with the Maestro. You’d think after all that, he’d deserve a break. But, along with spider-powers, Miguel shares a trend for bad luck with Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man.
But, of course, that break doesn’t happen. He tries to do a good deed for Tempest, his building’s repair-woman, and that doesn’t go well. Then he finds out that Alchemax is still employing the Scorpion, one of Parker’s foes. And then, to end the issue, Miguel finds out that his attempted good deed has gone even worse than he imagined.
Plot: It’s fun reading, as Peter David’s work tends to be. There’s his usual humor, and Miguel’s concern for others is clear. There are a lot of twists introduced here that could lead to interesting developments soon. I’ll go 3.5 out of 5 for plot.
Art: I like Sliney’s art. Miguel’s costume is striking and not always well-rendered, but it comes out nicely here. I’ll go 3.5 out of 5 for art.
Positives: I enjoy David’s writing in general, and is humor in particular. Miguel is nicely heroic and I like how he’s trying to do the right thing. Hiring a villain as a consultant about a prison makes sense.
Negatives: I don’t like that Maestro went through all this build up and vanished. Yes, he might be planning, he’s good at that. But he’s very distinctive. Where is he? Unless he’s killing everyone that sees him, or actually turning into a hundred year old Banner, someone should have seen him by now.
Spider-Man 2099 #11
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Will Sliney
Colorist: Antonio Fabela
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Francesco Mattina