Tom Foolery wrote:Next up is the Spider-Men II mini and then Peter David’s Spidey 2099 ongoing that ran 25 issues.
Just for context, That quote is from August of last year.
I read half the Spidey2099 series, then read all those Secret Wars tie in books back in November.
I finished up Spidey 2099 towards the beginning of the year, but the website was down. Short recap of the entire series. Miguel is trapped in the present, working for Peter at Parker Industries. He’s trying to figure out to repair his 2099 timeline which had become an apocalyptic wasteland(I forgot how) and ended up in a pitched hero battle in 2099 with the 2099 Avengers (who worked for Alchemax) on one side, and the 2099 Defenders on the other. In the end he had to ‘fake’ his own death to close some time loophole and fix his future. Typical Peter David banter throughout. Good, but not essential, series.
Annnd I just caught up with The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl issues 21-41. Now that MTMTE is over and done, this is probably the funnest comic currently going.
Issue 21 was a standalone where Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk, and Brain Drain all take over crime fighting duties in the city while Doreen and Nancy are on vacation in the Negative Zone.
22-25 had the team head to the Savage Land and team up with Kraven the Hunter and some Latverian kids to stop a T-Rex Ultron from destroying the advanced alien equipment keeping the Savage Land all prehistoric and not frozen like the rest of Antarctica.
26 was a one-off where the characters all wrote and drew ‘zine fanfic versions of themselves in short 3-5 page stories. Iron Man, Galactus, Howard the Duck, etc all “contributed”
27-30. Nancy and TippyToe get abducted to a planet full of alien squirrels that’s being threatened by the “Silver Surfer”. Doreen enlists the aid of Loki and Drax to rescue them and the real Surfer shows up. Lots of cosmic wackiness ensues.
31 is another one-off where Doreen and Nancy get trapped in hyper time and live their entire lives at super speed over one weekend while trying to construct a Dr Doom-esque time machine to undo it before they die of old age. It was original artist Ericka Henderson’s last issue on the book, so it was kinda sweet.
32-35. The gang participated in an Escape Room challenge that turns out to be run by forgotten 90’s villain Mojo II. They end up going to jail because they’re hanging out with Kraven. There’s a trial and then a showdown with Spider-Man.
36 was a one-off silent issue.
37-40 was about a Skrull hiding out from Secret Invasion copying Squirrel Girl and then Tony Stark.
41 was the most current issue.
This book is hilarious and has a lot of positive energy. And the single issues give you the bonus of the hilarious recap pages as well as 2-3 worth of letters pages with responses from the creators every issue. That stuff probably isn’t in the TPBs. Highest recommendations.
Next up, I think are a couple of short lived Star Lord series(one ran 8 issues, and the other 6) and then it’s on to Star Wars, which between the three ongoings is gonna be around 70 issues at least. I’m TRYING to be more consistent in my reading. I really am.