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NEWS ARCHIVES: 2005_


DECEMBER 2005 NEWSBITS_

12.30.05 - 2005 is almost over. So is 2099.

Celebrate the coming of both 2006 and 2100 with our rockin' 2099: NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL! Showcasing tales from the illustrious John Bush, the superb David Ellis, and myself, we offer you a glimpse as to how titans like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Moon Knight of 2099 are celebrating their New Year's in five furious futuristic tales. This year-end one-shot is NOT TO BE MISSED!

So come over and celebrate the year changeover to 2100 in all of our titles. We're rocking the new year in typical 2099UGR style, and not even Herod himself can stop us now!

In the meantime, HAPPY NEW YEAR, from all the fine folks down here at the 2099 UNDERGROUND REVISED!

~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor_

12.27.05 - Somewhere around the end of this week, we at the 2099 UnderGround Revised group will release the 2099: New Year's Eve Special, a one-shot containing short stories about how some of the 2099UGR characters spend the holidays (specifically Christmas and New Year's) in the year 2099.

Featured in the preview is the first scene from John Bush's X-Men 2099UGR contribution; the rest of the stories and characters will be available in the full version.

Check out the preview, and don't be shy about feedback!

~David Ellis, Editor-In-Chief_

12.23.05 - Fantastic Four 2099UGR #3, and X-Men 2099UGR #0 have been RELEASED!

In the third thundering issue of Fantastic Four 2099UGR, the famous foursome travel to Earth to confront their corporate benefactor, Hikaru Sama, on his misdeeds in the Negative Zone following last issue's brutal finale! Moral battles ensue, but the real challenge the FF must face are their new fans: A quartet of scientists intent on uncovering their secrets. But are these scientists merely a bunch of persistent fanboys, or are they something far worse? Find out, in Fantastic Four 2099UGR #3!

Also: The DEBUT of a new series here at the 2099 Underground Revised. Penned by the indomitable John Bush, we have for you: X-Men 2099UGR #0! Just before Book's liberation from the oppressive Quetzacoatl Corporation, John gives us a look into Book's private data-logs just prior to the escape. Profiles on Cerebra, Skullfire, La Lunatica, Halloween Jack and more, as well as some insight into the thoughts of perhaps the most dangerous mutant alive.

So take a look at two exciting new reads here in this marvelous future-verse, and be back next week just in time for the more-than-jagged 2099UGR NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL, a one-shot anthology of holiday tales, featuring none other than the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Daredevil, Moon Knight and the new Metalscream last seen in 2099UGR Unlimited #2! It's a thick piece of collective fanfic; simply a holiday gift from us to you.

So, enjoy the dazzling new releases! And be back here next week to sound in the new year with some excellent stories from the Underground Revised!

~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor_

12.15.05 - Following the recent posting of the Fantastic Four 2099UGR #3v2 preview, we've made available the promo banner to that issue, as well as the banners for the other two issues set to premiere later this month: X-Men 2099UGR #0 and the 2099: New Year's Eve one-shot!
Also, we've released a short preview of X-Men 2099UGR #0, written by John Bush. In it, an indentured servant with a rocklike mutation and unmatched memory records his musings on the X-Men of 2099 ... and the amount information he has on them is mind-blowing!
This is one of our more productive months here at 2099 UnderGround Revised, so be on the lookout soon for a preview of 2099: New Year's Eve, as well as the full versions of all three issues!
Oh, and the "Just for Fun" section has been updated with a parody version of FF 2099UGR #3v2's banner, so never let it be said we don't have a sense of humor.
~David Ellis, Editor-In-Chief

12.13.05 - Check out the preview to Fantastic Four 2099UGR #3v2!
Reed Richards' twentieth-century journal entry ruminates about egotism in the context of exploring the unknown. And in 2099, the clones of the Fantastic Four prepare for a trip to Earth so they can speak to Hikaru, the CEO of the Stark-Fujikawa corporation!
The full issue will be released soon; check out the preview and leave feedback!
Also coming soon: previews for X-Men 2099UGR #0 (written by John Bush) and the 2099: New Year's Eve one-shot (with stories by Bush, David Ellis, and Jason McDonald)!
~David Ellis, Editor-In-Chief

12.01.05 - The Futureshock continues! Our newest feature: "Futureshock: Valhalla City", gives us an unbiased glimpse (Unbiased? Shyeah, right.) into the birth and demise of America's latest, greatest, and ONLY floating city of all time: Valhalla.
From its humble beginnings as a corporate publicity stunt in the pages of the Fall of the Hammer crossover, all the way up to its days of prominence as Doom's all-in-one base of operations in One Nation Under Doom, we spotlight this amazing technological achievement, and how its initial construction almost spelled DOOM for New York City!
Join us as we continue to explore the past of the future.
~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor



NOVEMBER 2005 NEWSBITS_

11.18.05 - We've got another release!
The second issue of the Fantastic Four 2099UGR ongoing series is now available for reading. Last issue's massive brawl between the Fantastic Four of 2099 and the surviving warriors of the Negative Zone concludes, leading to a confrontation that has to be seen to be believed. Who are these Zone natives, and just what do they want?
Check out Fantastic Four 2099UGR #2v2! As always, feedback is encouraged and appreciated.
~David Ellis, Editor-in-Chief

11.16.05 - Time to play catch-up, boys and girls! The 2099 universe was packed with so much information and tiny little intricate details that it's very easy to miss some of the little things that make the future of the Marvel Universe so special. Added to the fact that the last "2099" regular title was published almost a decade ago, and we see that in order to forge ahead in the 2099 bandwagon, we must take a look at what has come before.
To this end, we have hijacked the semi-weekly Editorial feature in order to showcase some of the more prominent areas of the world of the future. Editorial #7: Futureshock- New York City explores how far "Nueva York" has come since the latter days of the twencen, and delves right into the class separation that distinguishes Uptown New York, from Downtown New York. Aimed for distinguished veterans and curious newcomers alike. Enjoy!
~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor

11.01.2005 - This just in: A preview of Fantastic Four 2099UGR #2v2 has been posted on this site, so here's your sneak peek at a tiny chunk of the series' second issue. In the preview, Reed examines the consequences of of major scientific discoveries, and Shandra Willis and the Station 4 crew keep them up to date on the FF's latest mission ... even if they use not-so-legal means.

Enjoy, and feel free to leave comments. The full issue will be released later this month!


-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief



OCTOBER 2005 NEWSBITS_

10.24.2005 - I recently posted in my Livejournal a list of titles I'd like to see at 2099UGR. Some (like Spider-Man 2099UGR) are pretty obvious, while others (like Duke Stratosphere) are much more obscure. Check out the list, and remember that it's only a suggestion; I'm calling on prospective writers to be creative!--

David Ellis, Editor in Chief


10.22.2005 - Hey, we've got some exciting news involving upcoming projects!

First, Acclaimed fanfic writer Chris Munn, who wrote Ghost Rider 2099 #0 on this site, is returning to GR for an ongoing series coming soon! Munn will chronicle the continuing adventures of the Warbot in Transverse City, so it's great to have Chris back!

Second, a Daredevil 2099UGR series is planned for January 2006! The series -- featuring the DD 2099 character first glimpsed in the 2099 Genesis comic book -- will be plotted by David Ellis (me) and written by Justin Karguth (who wrote the Wylder 2099 story in 2099UGR Unlimited #5.

And third, the last week of December will see the release of 2099/2100: New Years Eve, a collection of short stories about how various characters in the 2099UGRverse spend the holidays and the calendar rollover from the year 2099 to 2100! The names on our various titles will remain "2099UGR" (as that's our group's brand name), but the coming months will see events in our various titles taking place in January of '00; currently the active time period for most of our titles is late November/early-to-late December of '99. Got all that? Good!

-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief


10.20.2005 - The Fantastic Four 2099UGR ongoing series has launched its first issue! Before the Fantastic Four can even get used to their new Station 4 headquarters in the Negative Zone, a threat emerges in the form of its indigenous liforms. We at UGR think this issue is worth the wait; what do you guys think?

-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief


10.03.2005 - For those eagerly anticipating the Fantastic Four 2099UGR ongoing series, take a look at a short preview of the first issue! You'll get a peek at one of Reed Richards' twentieth century journal entries, and at an invasion that was hinted at in #4 of the FF 2099UGR mini-series. Enjoy and leave feedback -- the full issue is coming soon!

-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief



SEPTEMBER 2005 NEWSBITS_

09.24.2005 - Yeah, it looked like we were going to let this site go a full month without an update other than a Franklin 2099 parody banner, but fear not! While Real Life issues have kicked our butts (mostly mine) incredibly hard, we're not defeated yet! Fantastic Four 2099UGR #1, vol. 2 is still on the horizon; check out the banner for that below. Jason McDonald's Spider-Man 2099 Meets 2211 story has been pushed back quite a bit in favor of his Moon Knight 2099UGR ongoing series, but it'll probably return as a mini-series.

And 2099UGR Unlimited will continue as well, but current issues are in need of writers. So HELP WANTED! Anyone who would like to contribute a short story is encouraged to contact us, the Editors, at ellistouch@yahoo.com and jmk2099ugr@yahoo.com.

-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief



AUGUST 2005 NEWSBITS_

08.18.2005 - Greetings, folks! With another month comes another update, though we do have some unfortunate news. Due to time constraints, technical problems, and various other factors snowballing, the planned one-shots, Spider-Man 2099 Meets 2211 and 2099: State of the Union, will be pushed back at least a month. It's embarrassing, but we're still new to the whole project editor thing. But we promise, the issues WILL be released. For now, enjoy guest writer Justin Karguth's story in 2099UGR Unlimited #5, guest-starring Spider-Man 2099!

-- David Ellis, Editor in Chief


08.13.2005 - The sixth Editorial is up! This one is a glimpse into the creative process behind the 2099 Underground. SEE the explanation behind those strange Batman-ripoff spikes on the SMAN's arms! THRILL in the intricacies behind 2211 life! FEEL the quest for vengeance after Jason is called "Minion" one too many times by Mr. Ellis!

Editorial #6: "Into the Minds of Madmen" is now up. And don't worry, we'll keep the padded cell open for you once you're done reading.

~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor


08.03.2005 - So what do ya think? After much intensive toil, the banners for the August UGR issues are finished! Check 'em out below. As you can see, we'll have a new issue of a current ongoing and two special one-shots.

Jason Karguth guest-writes 2099UGR Unlimited #5, set for August 18th. Jason McDonald, the Assistant Editor, writes the Spider-Man 2099 Meets 2211 one-shot set for the 18th, continuing the glimpse of the far future of the 2099verse first glimpsed in Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man.

And me? I'm responsible for 2099: State of the Union, a one-shot set for August 25th that features the return of Doom and his cyber-hacker ally Wire. Doom's plans to rebuild a power-base reveal what the current balance of power is, and how much power those currently in charge really have.

Comments, as always, are welcome. Sign the guestbook further down on the page, or drop us e-mails and let us know how we're doing. We'd love to hear from ya.

~David Ellis, EiC.



JULY 2005 NEWSBITS_

07.27.2005 - Our fifth editorial, "We're Not Completely Doom and Gloom" has just been loaded! Not only does it discuss the lighter side of the 2099-o-verse, it also contains some HILARIOUS promotional banners by our frontman David Ellis as well as some spoilers about a little one-shot project I've been working on for some time, set for release in August!

It's a real treat. Remember, we've got a double dose of one-shots geared up for August, Unlimited #5 will hit the stands then as well, and be ready for a little surprise coming at the beginning of next month. What kind of surprise, you ask? Trust me, you'll know it when you see it.

~Jason McDonald.


07.15.2005 - We have some phenomenal news...and we have some not-so-phenomenal news.

The Phenomenal News, is that Moon Knight 2099UGR #5 of 5, 2099 Unlimited #4 and the fourth Editorial are ready and willing for perusal by your hungry and waiting orbs! That's right, the conclusion to the Blade saga, "Blood Loyalty" has been released, as has the conclusion to the Moon Knight 2099UGR mini-series, "Shining Crescent", as you might notice below!

Along with this rapid-fire double shot of issue releases, so comes the fourth editorial in the weekly series, "One Promotion Under Doom" written by Jason McDonald!

On with the Not-So-Phenomenal News: We regret to inform that the mystery one-shot we've been hinted at will be delayed at least a month due to unfortunate setbacks with crashed computers and story retooling. (By the way, the tragic story of the crashed computers can be found here.)

We apologize for the setback of the one-shot, but due to circumstances that just were not under our control, the one-shot HAD to be delayed. We hoped you'll forgive us, as we want this baby to be as high-quality as humanly possible. So for August, count on two one-shots and a sweet release of 2099 Unlimited, written by new scribe Justin Karguth!

Once again, we apologize for the setback, but it had to be done. Meanwhile, enjoy the trio of releases!

~Jason McDonald.

07.06.2005 - Take a look at the promo banners below. They're previews for the July issues: Moon Knight 2099UGR #5 of 5 written by Jason McDonald, 2099UGR Unlimited #4 (featuring the return of Blade 2099) written by David Ellis, and a special one-shot, written by David Ellis (again?) featuring a popular character.

The character in question (and the banner for the one-shot) will be revealed on the 14th, when the other issues are released. Then, on the 28th, the one-shot issue will be released, and hopefully it'll be worth the wait. As always, let us know how we're doing.

~David Ellis, Editor in Chief

07.05.2005 - Hope everyone had an excellent July 4th! What we've got for you today is our third editorial, by our ever-busy EiC David Ellis. We apologize, it's slightly later than expected. As for the Editorial itself, it outlines the tragic loss of his home PC. We will carry on though, somehow.

Remember, July 14th is when we will be releasing the exciting continuation of Blade 2099 in the fourth issue of 2099UGR Unlimited! Not to mention the final fifth issue of the Moon Knight 2099UGR Limited Series! And a mere TWO WEEKS later, we'll be serving up a secret one-shot deal. David's making me keep the details of this baby a secret through brutal torture by Klingon pain sticks, but trust me when I say that this one-shot will not only have far-reaching consequences, but it will also set the stage for many things yet to come in this wild future of ours! We also plan to have some sleek, sexy new banners for Moon Knight 2099UGR #5 and 2099UGR Unlimited #4 up very soon!

Meanwhile, enjoy the slightly belated editorial! It's on us.

~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor


JUNE 2005 NEWSBITS_

06.20.2005 - There's a new Editorial up today! Written by yours truly. Poll's still active on the Message Board if you wanna have a crack at that baby. Keep your eyes peeled for the next editorial, due out in the beginning of next week, as well as the next set of releases, due out twice next month! A dual release in a month, you say? A UGR first, you say? You said it! ~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor

06.17.2005 - Minor tweaks today. You'll notice some snazzy new logos for the Promos, Editorial, Titles, Submissions, Staff and Contact pages that weren't there before. AND there's a new POLL going on at the 2099 UGR Message Board, so if you feel like talking 2099, feel free to join right in! And keep checking back for the second Editorial, which is coming along just nicely in that I kinda, maybe, sorta haven't started writing it yet! ~Jason McDonald, Assistant Editor

06.14.2005 - All the links on this page that had a Coming Soon! tag attached to them are now live and in working order! That means the Submissions, Staff, and Contact pages are ready, as well as the Editorial page, complete with the first "Outta My Head" column for this site. "Outta My Head" will be a weekly column by myself and Jason McDonald, so check back regularly! -David Ellis, EiC

06.09.2005 - The June 2005 issues have launched! This marks the first release I've overseen as 2099UGR Editor in Chief. Extra special thanks go out to my partner in crime, Jason McDonald, for helping me with the editing and webmastering chores, and to departing EiC Mike Shirley for all the support and guidance. I couldn't have done this without ya! Meantime, folks, enjoy the new issues: Fantastic Four 2099UGR #4 of 4, Moon Knight 2099UGR #4 of 5, and 2099UGR Unlimited #3. Let us know how we're doing so far! -David Ellis, EiC