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X-Men 2099
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateOctober 1993 – August 1996
No. of issues35
Main character(s)Bloodhawk
La Lunatica
Desert Ghost
Creative team
Created byJohn Francis Moore
Ron Lim

X-Men 2099 is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1993 to 1996 that chronicled the adventures of an X-Men team in the year 2099. It extends the Marvel 2099 imprint, which features other future versions of popular Marvel characters, such as Spider-Man 2099 and Hulk 2099. The series was written by John Francis Moore and largely pencilled by Ron Lim.

The series began in October 1993 and lasted 35 issues along with two specials. It spawned a line of action figures, mostly featuring the more popular characters in the book. In issue #20, the title received a minor makeover, officially joining the 2099 imprint and changing its name to X-Men 2099 A.D., the "A.D." standing for "After Doom". At the series' end, it was folded into 2099: World of Tomorrow, though members of the team were rarely seen after that point.

The first issue featured a blue foil cover on cardstock and the double-sized 25th issue's cover was extra-glossy with foil letters, metallic silver ink, and embossed characters on a heavier wraparound cover.

In June 2009, a mini-series called Timestorm 2009–2099 brought back Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the X-Men, and more from the 2099 universe in a very different version.[1]

In 2016, the original version returned in the Spider-Man 2099 arc "Civil War 2099" (also appearing in X-Men '92 series). Later the team appeared again in X-Men Blue, helping the original time displaced X-Men.

Main characters

The team featured an ever-changing line-up, but the mainstays included:


Supporting characters


Creative teams

The series was written entirely by John Francis Moore and pencilled almost exclusively by Ron Lim. Exceptions are as follows:


Alternate versions

Timestorm 2009–2099

In the alternate universe of Timestorm 2009–2099, the X-Men 2099 are introduced in a one-shot by Brian Reed and Frazer Irving. In this timeline, they are based in a former mutant internment camp in Maryland, and are led by a bald, one-armed future incarnation of Wolverine. The other members are Meanstreak (now a young girl), Krystalin, Junkpile (now a self-replicating Stark android), and Bloodhawk (now female, and with a touch that "can give life, or take it", similar to Xi'an). They are trying to rebuild Baltimore, which was destroyed in a war, and must defend it against an army of mindless Hulks.[2]

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

When the time traveling mutant Tempus ends up in the year 2099, she meets a new version of X-Men 2099 consisting of Desert Ghost, Skullfire, Meanstreak, Metalhead, Serpentina & Sham. In this alternate future Magik is also the Sorcerer Supreme of 2099.[3]

Collected editions

Title Material collected Published date ISBN
X-Men 2099 Vol. 1 X-Men 2099 #1-9 May 2009 978-0785139652
Timestorm 2009/2099 Timestorm 2009/2099: X-Men #1 and Timestorm 2009/2099: Spider-Man #1, Timestorm 2009/2099 #1-4, November 2009 978-0785139225


  1. ^ "Exclusive: Timestorm 2009/2099 Designs". Comic Book Resources. January 30, 2009.
  2. ^ Timestorm 2009–2099: X-Men (August 2009)
  3. ^ Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 (December 2014)