Writer: Peter David
Penciller: Rick Leonardi
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Colorist: Steve Buccellato
This week, I’ll take a look at “Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man” from 1995 and this, to me, is a great Spider-Man story that focuses on the time-traveling aspect in a very unique way as reality is being torn apart and our heroes get put smack-dabbed into each other’s worlds. Seeing Peter Parker in the world of 2099 was a great way to kick off the series all while seeing him interact with Miguel O’Hara’s supporting cast such as his brother Gabe and his holographic helper Lyla, as well as seeing Miguel himself interact with the likes of Mary Jane Watson-Parker and J. Jonah Jameson, seeing both Venom (Who’s in rare form here) and The Vulture (The 2099 version who’s even more twisted than his past counterpart), was amazing but their parts don’t take up the entire story and we get to see the two Spider-Men meet each other all while the real villain comes into the light as we’re introduced to a future Hobgoblin from the year 2211.
Peter David, being the iconic writer that he is, brings a lot of energy and excitement to this story and is no stranger to writing both Spider-Men, just by reading this you can tell that David wrote this story with a lot of love and this was a story that was years in the making, while Rick Leonardi’s pencils added with Al Williamson’s inks shows what an astonishing team they are as the artwork is completely flawless with no problems whatsoever. And you’ll definitely like seeing Spider-Man of the year 2211 (Only fair since they have a Hobgoblin 2211), so for fans of “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” (And who doesn’t love that movie!) this is a special that you should track down because this is without a doubt, the official story that laid the groundwork for the acclaimed movie and it’s an excellent read.
I’ll be back next Tuesday with Review Corner (The weekly post I dedicate to the new comics I get every Wednesday is coming back); Thanks for sticking around and I’ll see you next week.