MarvelBlog REVIEW: Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha #1
One of the most iconic multiversal Spider-Man heroes has returned in a brand new series that is stunning to behold; this is our review of Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha #1
There is no denying how beloved and popular the iconic Spider-Man 2099 has become with modern comic fans.
Sporting one of the most iconic Spider-Man costumes of all time, Miguel O’Hara has long been an alternate reality Spider-Man that has been a fan favorite since his arrival.
What is interesting is that there is a lot that separates O’Hara from that of Peter Parker- more so than the differences between a multiversal variant like Miles Morals and PEter PArker- but there remains an undeniable coolness to the Spider-Man of the year 2099.
What Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha #1 was able to do was use the brilliance of Steve Orlando and Paul Fry to reimage that same iconic hero.
There is no denying that the narrative that Orlando explores is very densely plot-based; which is not a bad thing by any stretch.
As with anything that is as plot-centric as a starting issue like this, there will be undeniable liberties taken with the character, and that is something that takes place on a small scale here.
Miguel O’Hara is seeking answers, and he’s fighting back against the villainous Cabals, but the reality is that his mission begins to encompass who he is, and we lose sight of the journey.
But while these shortcomings are very evident, it doesn’t diminish the personality that shines through just about every panel Miguel appears in.
Orlando finds moments to make the human of O’Hara rise on the page, but it is the art of Paul Fry that truly makes him come to life.
Something about the 2099 Marvel aesthetic has always been appealing to readers, but the reality is that Paul Fry brings it to life in a way few have before.
His use of light and color begins to create his very own interpretation of that Marvel style, and it is fitting with this brand new adventure that the iconic Spider-Man 2099 finds himself.