This page is kind of emblematic of the sense of falling that you constantly have in Spider-man 2099. The page starts with Spider-man on his back with the city below him—and his motion is taking him away from Venture—there’s nothing in the immediate area for him to grab onto—it makes the lunge in the second panel more felt—and you get this sense of a scramble in that third panel, before Spidey is on top of venture—and by this point they are sort of just tumbling—falling through space. And all of that is achieved just through figure work—the only somewhat detailed background is in the top panel.
Also because the backgrounds are blank in the bottom three panels, it allows those color blocks to convey the emotion of the situation. They also set off against the background detail from the top part of the page that is coming down into those panels. The whole book was kind of page after page of this, so the effect of reading Spider-man 2099 is very “holding your breath”.