Meet Captain Britain, 2099!

Marvel’s Excalibur returns to comic shop shelves in October, and #2, on sale in November, and on offer will be a variant cover featuring a 2099 version of Captain Britain, part of a crossover event celebrating the “2099” Marvel Universe we first saw back in the 1990s.

Marvel’s return to the year 2099 was teased during July’s San Diego Comic Con but the full solicitations for the event have now been revealed. Mike McKone has provided the alternative cover version of Captain Britain, the 2099 version, tying in with Marvel’s 2099 celebrations, with each Marvel title offering an alternative cover with a new 2099 character.

Excalibur #2 (2019) - Variant Cover by Mike McKone - Art

Excalibur #2 (2019) - Variant Cover by Mike McKone

Excalibur #2 (2019) – Variant Cover by Mike McKone

In the year 2099, the Marvel Universe proves that there will always be a need for heroes. In this dystopian future, society is ruled by corporate entities and it is harder than ever to rise above the status quo.

In Excalibur #2, written by Tini Howard with art by Marcus To, with a regular cover by Mahmud Asrar, on sale 20th November, Betsy Braddock is Captain Britain, but a citizen of Krakoa. With Rogue’s condition a mystery, the team heads to the one place that has always been the seat of Excalibur’s power – the Lighthouse.

Excalibur #2 (2019) - Regular Cover

Excalibur #2 (2019) – Regular Cover

Marvel has also revealed the costume designs for this 2099 Captain Britain, some clearly influenced by the original Captain Britain design from the 1970s.

These were some of the alternative designs Mike McKone worked on for the Captain Britain 2099 variant cover

These were some of the alternative designs Mike McKone worked on for the Captain Britain 2099 variant cover

Excalibur #1  sees Brian Braddock hand the role of Captain Britain to his sister, aka Psylocke. As yet, Brian’s role is yet to be confirmed, or whether he also holds the mantle or another or one at all.

Brian Braddock hands over the role of Captain Britain to his sister Betsy in Excalibur #1, on sale 30th October 2019

Brian Braddock hands over the role of Captain Britain to his sister Betsy in Excalibur #1, on sale 30th October 2019

It’s not the first time Betsy Braddock has taken on the mantle of Captain Britain, of course. In “It’s Hard to be a Hero”, written and drawn by Alan Davis, published in Captain Britain #13 by Marvel UK back in 1985, Betsy Braddock took up the mantle of Captain Britain, but was blinded by Slaymaster…leading Brian to commit murder!

Captain Britain #13 Volume 2 (1985)

With some great recent inclusions of Marvel UK characters thanks to Tini Howard, including her take on Death’s Head, in the mainstream Marvel Universe, might we see more revivals in 2020?

Check out Marvel’s 2099 Page on the company’s official web site, which includes earlier releases

MARVEL’S RETURN TO 2099

Amazing Spider-Man #33 sees the return of Spider-Man 2099 Miguel O’Hara

Amazing Spider-Man #33 sees the return of Spider-Man 2099 Miguel O’Hara

Revealed in Marvel’s November 2019 solicitations, the 2099 celebration event starts with Amazing Spider-Man #33, on sale 6th November written by Nick Spencer with art and cover art by Patrick Gleason; and continues through 2099 Alpha #1 from Nick Spencer and Viktor Bogdonovic, released 20th November the same day as Fantastic Four 2099 #1 from Karla Pacheco and Steven Cummings.

Events continue in Amazing Spider-Man #34, before concluding in December with Amazing Spider-Man #35 and 2099 Omega #1.

Look out, too, for titles that include Punisher 2099 from Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson and Matt Horak (due 27th November), along with Conan 2099 #1, from Gerry Duggan and Rogê Antônio.

Marvel’s November solicitations include a “2099 checklist” that shows all the places where the setting will pop-up – including more still-to-be-solicited 2099 one-shots.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33
2099 ALPHA #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35
2099 OMEGA #1
FANTASTIC FOUR 2099 #1
PUNISHER 2099 #1
CONAN 2099 #1
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1
GHOST RIDER 2099 #1
DOOM 2099 #1
VENOM 2099 #1

2099 One-Shots – Details (More to come)

2099 ALPHA #1 - Pat Gleason Cover2099 ALPHA #1
NICK SPENCER (Writer) • VIKTOR BOGDONOVIC (Artist) • Cover by PAT GLEASON
VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
8-part CONNECTING VARIANT COVER D BY ARTHUR ADAMS
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
40 PGS/ONE-SHOT/Rated T

80 years ago, the Marvel Universe was born. 80 years from now, will it die?! THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL! Events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been leading to this for months. Something is happening in 2099 that spans Nueva York and beyond and will shake up the official Marvel Future forever. This is not a drill!

CONAN 2099 #1 - Geoff Shaw CoverCONAN 2099 #1
GERRY DUGGAN (Writer) • ROGÊ ANTÔNIO (Artist)
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
VARIANT COVER BY WILL SLINEY
CONAN 2099 #1 - Ron Lim Cover

VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
40 PGS/ONE-SHOT/Parental Advisory

EONS FROM HOME, THE BARBARIAN BATTLES THE CIVILIZATION OF 2099!

In the far flung future of 2099, will barbarism finally triumph over an endangered civilization? When CONAN THE BARBARIAN entered the Marvel Universe with the SAVAGE AVENGERS, he stayed to conquer and claim his kingship in modern times. Now cursed by a mystic to live beyond his years, when Conan’s new kingdom is threatened, he swings his blade once more! But as the calamity in 2099 bears down on his secluded realm, will the future shock unseat the barbarian king? An unforgettable chapter unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the saga of Conan!

Punisher 2099 #1 - Patch Zircher CoverPUNISHER 2099 #1
Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson (Writer) • Matt Horak (Artist)
Cover by Patch Zircher
Variant Cover by Steve Epting
Punisher 2099 #1 - Ron Lim CoverVARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
40 PGS/ONE-SHOT/Rated T

The future has arrived, but world peace certainly hasn’t! In fact, with the streets of Nueva York more crime-ridden than ever, who will rise up to defend the vulnerable population from the corruption? Looks like it’s up to Punisher 2099 to clean up the block – the only question is, who’s behind the mask?

Don’t miss out on your glimpse into the future from rising stars, LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON (Age of X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy Annual)!

FANTASTIC FOUR 2099 #1 - Toni Infante CoverFANTASTIC FOUR 2099 #1
Karla Pacheco (Writer) • Steven Cummings (Artist) • Cover by Toni Infante
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
40 PGS/ONE-SHOT/Rated T

The future belongs to Doom!

Heroes may be no more, but the legacy of Earth’s greatest family lives on against impossible odds. But as this new quartet of champions takes on the mantle, what does it mean to be called Fantastic Four in a future ruled by Doom?

Check out Marvel’s 2099 Page on the company’s official web site, which includes earlier releases

CBR.com features a regularly updated list of 2099 covers here

All imagery copyright Marvel Comics | With thanks to Michael Powell and Iskander Islam



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