Araña and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Here in Miami, Just Like We Are
Araña is a Spider-Girl lost in time. . . . Miguel is a Spider-Man who’s lost his way. . . . Together, they’re our only hope.
Araña. It means spider—and it also means Anya Corazon. She was a normal Brooklyn teenager with normal Brooklyn problems—until a few months ago, when she was gifted with amazing spiderlike abilities, from super-strength and heightened agility to web-slinging. A powerful mentor guided her on how best to use these new powers for good—until Anya lost him, just as she lost her mother, just as she’s about to lose everything she knows.
Nueva York. It is the future of New York City, the home of the Spider-Man of 2099, and where Anya finds herself stranded, tossed across the century. And Nueva York’s Spider-Man, billionaire CEO Miguel O’Hara, is Araña’s only hope of getting home. But Araña and Spider-Man are about to discover that the enemies they face have dark and powerful connections to both heroes—and that this unlikely team across time will need to save much more than each other. . . .
Alex Segura, the Anthony Award–winning author of Secret Identity and Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, brings two fan-favorite Spider-Verse heroes together in prose for the first time in this thrilling new time-hopping adventure.
About the Author
Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of the noir novel Secret Identity (Flatiron Books), Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, and the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the Anthony Award–nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends, Blackout, and Miami Midnight). He’s won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story two years in a row; written comic books including the super hero noir The Black Ghost, The Dusk, and The Awakened; and worked at Oni Press, Archie Comics, and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.
Two Latine superheroes in the Spider-Man multiverse team up to face time travel, parallel universes, and scary villains. Brooklyn high schooler Anya Corazon, aka Araña, has only recently been imbued with spiderlike superpowers, but she already feels the weight of the responsibility of being a superhero and using her abilities for the good of those around her. But keeping up with schoolwork and friends while doing good in secret so Papi doesn’t find out is taking a toll—especially since her mentor and teacher was killed. When a near-death encounter with a new supervillain strands Araña, who is Mexican and Puerto Rican, on a futuristic Earth with her powers on the fritz, the only person she thinks she can count on is another Spider-Man. Billionaire CEO Miguel O’Hara was Spider-Man in the year 2099, but he retired after tragedies that killed people he loved. Now a kid from the past needs his help, and together they confront Judas Traveller, the villain who haunts them both. With a narrative that follows both Anya and Miguel, this funtastic novel sees both protagonists face their internal demons and struggle with what it means to be a superhero. Despite some repetitive beats in the main characters’ inner monologues, this is an exciting entry into the Spider-verse for newcomers and old fans alike that features other delightful Spidey cameos. Two friendly neighborhood Spider-Heroes save the multiverse with the usual Spidey flair. (Science fiction. 12-18)- Kirkus (Mar 15, 2023)