The phrase “Clone Saga” is capable of eliciting extreme responses from fans of any iteration of the webbed wallcrawler, particularly those who followed Peter Parker’s adventures in 1994. Hated by some, adored by others, the mystique (and controversy) that to this day surrounds the events that led to Ben Reilly temporarily becoming the next Spider-Man is about to be updated by writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Carmen Carnero in April’s issue of Miles Morales: Spider-Man.
Miles’ “Clone Saga” has been building since the start of Ahmed’s run and fans will finally see the Assessor’s cloned creations menace the young Spider-Man. Three unique clones (all designed by Carnero) are set to create a ton of trouble for everyone in NYC, and possibly readers as well. In the words of editor Nick Lowe, “If you thought the first “Clone Saga” was controversial, wait until you read what Saladin and Carmen do.”
Ahmed is excited to explore a new version of what he calls “…one of the most iconic traditions in comics—the hero battling a version of themselves. I’ve known that I wanted put Miles through that iconic wringer in his own distinctive way.” He went on to say that “Moments from the past will come back to haunt Miles, and the events of the story will ensnare everyone from his baby sister to Peter Parker (who knows a thing or two about dealing with clones)” and “The ramifications will be felt for years…”
Check out the cover for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of the “Clone Saga” (and Clone Wars) news you can stand!