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Writer Dan Slott, artist Jim Cheung, and Marvel l have got some stones to launch a Spider-Man storyline with the word “clone” in the title. “The Clone Saga” was once an infamous hallmark of the excessive and market-obsessed event driven comics industry of the 1990s. Initially it was derided by fans and critics before becoming something of a cautionary tale.
But a funny thing’s happened over the years. “The Clone Saga” is now seen a touchstone for a certain segment of fandom. And the elements of it that once rankled so many are looked back on with nostalgia and warmth by more that anyone once thought possible.
With that in mind, this fall Marvel launches “The Clone Conspiracy”, a 5 part event beginning in October that sees Peter Parker face off against a host of villains, including “Clone Saga” architect the Jackal, but also a returned Doctor Octopus, as well as the Rhino, the Lizard and Electro. Can the Amazing Spider-Man, outmatched and outgunned, survive?
Check out preview pages from October 12th’s debut issue, The Clone Conspiracy #1, below!
[ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE]
THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 – Your Look Inside the Blockbuster Spider-Man Event of 2016!
A 5-Part Amazing Spider-Man Event Beginning in October!
New York, NY—September 15th, 2016 — This is it! The cataclysmic Spider-Man event of 2016 that promises to shake Peter Parker’s life to it’s very core! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the can’t miss debut of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1! A-list creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring their A-game as they put the webhead through the ringer as he goes up against one of his deadliest foes. That’s right True Believer – the Jackal is back and where he goes, the clones are sure to follow! He’s offered some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains a chance to be reunited with their lost loved ones in exchange for loyalty. Now, outmatched and outgunned, Spider-Man must take on the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even the returning Doctor Octopus! But they’re not the only ones returning from the grave! Who from Spider-Man’s past is also returning?
Can the Amazing Spider-Man stand against a new and improved Jackal and a who’s who of his greatest villains? The explosive Spidey event that will take your breath away kicks off on October 12th in THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1!
Can’t wait that long? Read this year’s Free Comic Book Day prologue to The Clone Conspiracy from Dan Slott and Javier Garron right now. Available for FREE in the Marvel Comics App and the Marvel Digital Comics Store.
THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 (AUG160753)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by JIM CHEUNG & RON FRENZ
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Covers by MARK BAGLEY (AUG160754) & JIM CHEUNG (AUG160755)
Connecting Teaser Variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO (AUG160756)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16
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