This trade collects the first ten issues of Spiderman 2099. The 2099 books often symbolize 90s excess in comics, but Spiderman 2099 succeeds at being just distinct enough from its predecessor not to seem like a rehash, but sharing the right common traits with the original to be just familiar enough. This is perhaps the best way to introduce the world of Marvel 2099, with corporate domination, virtual reality, holographic maids, and, of course, flying cars. Peter David described his creation of Spiderman 2099 as "zigging where the original zagged" and this is as apt a description as any. The Miguel O'Hara character is not an insecure teenager but an adult with a lucrative career who scoffs at the idea of "great power coming with great responsibility" as fortune cookie-nonsense. O'Hara is more ambitious and less angst-ridden (at first) than St. Peter Parker. If there's a flaw to these early Spidery 2099 stories, it lies with the villains. With the exception of a 2099 version of the Vulture, all of the villains are new, and none of them are exactly memorable. Where are Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Venom when you need them? However, these stories of a new Spiderman in a William Gibson-esque dystopia are a promising start. Can't wait for Volume 2.