When Joey Cavalieri was fired as editor of Marvel’s 2099 imprint, most of the creators quit in protest. This led to a team of new creators (which I refer to as the “scabs”, which I admit might be a bit harsh) coming on board the final issues of the regular series until they were all cancelled and replaced with one double sized monthly series, which was quickly cancelled after that. Here is the map showing the issues leading up to the end of 2099.
I originally planned this as two volumes, but later condensed it to one. If you feel you must make it two, then the actual 2099: World of Tomorrow series along with Manifest Destiny one-shot can be turned into “volume 2″.
2099 AD: Genesis 1
Fantastic Four 2099 1-4
Doom 2099 39 (second story)
X-Nation 2099 1-4
X-Nation 2099 5 (first half – until “one week later”)
Fantastic Four 2099 5-6
Spider-Man 2099 45-46
Fantastic Four 2099 7
X-Nation 2099 5 (second half – starting with “one week later”)
X-Nation 2099 6
Fantastic Four 8
2099: World of Tomorrow 1-8
2099: Manifest Destiny
-Peter David’s final issue of Spider-Man 2099 was #44. It didn’t seem right to include #45-46 in with his run, and those issues do tie into the last two issues of FF 2099, so they fit better here.
-The X-Men 2099 final issues are left out, since they were written by JFM, and only used the water rising subplot as a backdrop.
-Even though FF 2099 and X-Nation 2099 were launched before Cavalieri’s firing, they were just about doomed from the start, with FF having three art teams in the first three issues. It was also obvious that long term plots were being rewritten along the way. It wouldn’t be right to include X-Nation with X-Men, even though it spins out of X-Men 2099 #30, and two cast members make their way back to X-Men in #35.
-I left out Doom’s Rage Against Time arc. Even though it started off nicely (including an issue drawn by John Buscema!), the last three issues of Doom 2099 had the worst art ever seen in a 2099 comic (or possibly in any Marvel comic), and the time travel arc just sort of bogged this book down. I included the prologue from #39, just because I had already cut it out from the end of the One Nation Under Doom volume. I felt it was best to drop those issues and pretend that the Doom series ended with #39, and have it go out on a good note.