The Clone Conspiracy #5

The Clone Conspiracy #5

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
6.7Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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•  The Jackal takes drastic measures that Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen and Scarlet Spider could never see coming.
•  Jackal's coup de grâce not only sets a host of resurrected villains loose on the unsuspecting streets of San Francisco, but threatens the lives of everyone on Earth!
•  After months of waiting, heartache and incredible surprises, THIS is the issue Spider-fans around the world will be talking about for years to come!
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 19, 2017

    While there is an upbeat moment to finish of The Clone Conspiracy #5, there really isnt a satisfying conclusion. This doesnt feel like an event that needed its own series, save for the fact that Jim Cheung is not always available for a monthly assignment. I expected more than I got out of this entire series, and this final issue provides a strong example of what that means, with so much that could have happened being pushed out to later dates and future stories. I dont think The Clone Conspiracy should have been any longer, but I do think it could have been more complete. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 16, 2017

    The Clone Conspiracy #5 did not stick the landing as the latest Spider-Man event came to a close. The lack of development for certain characters left a lot to be desired. That said, Dan Slott did a great job with how Spider-Man saved the day by overcoming tremendous odds in the face of all the horrible things Ben Reilly and New U did. The ending of The Clone Conspiracy #5 also leaves enough things open for future stories in all the Spider-Man books to follow up on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 15, 2017

    On its own, this finale leaves a bit too much out there for me and doesn't quite feel like the conclusion I was hoping for, instead it acts as a set-up for what's next. Still, the story overall is entertaining delivering a Spider-Man event that builds on some classics in new ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 15, 2017

    The Clone Conspiracy doesn't quite match the greatness of Spider-Verse, but it's still one of the best event series we've had in the last decade"and an absolute must-read if you're any type of Spider-Man fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Feb 15, 2017

    Amazing Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy #5 marks a successful ending for Marvel's latest Spider-event as both Spider-Man and many members of his supporting cast look great in this high stakes story. However, questions remain about a number of key players in this tale. The outcome of the upcoming "epilogue" issues of this event could potentially bump up the score of this comic if executed properly. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 15, 2017

    The Clone Conspiracy ends its short lifespan much as it lived - with great visuals and some big emotional moments, but also a lot of missed opportunity. In many ways, this mini-series simply wasn't big enough to tell the story it wanted. The final chapter isn't able to give The Clone Conspiracy the closure it needed. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 18, 2017

    Questions of pacing and ambiguous endings are important, but even with those concerns, this is an exciting story that manages to balance a lot of characters' spinning plates and features some really emotional moments for J. Jonah Jameson, Kaine, Gwen and several others. The Clone Conspiracy #5 isn't a perfect wrap-up, but it is a better than average comic book issue, an dis successful on many levels even with its pacing flaws. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 17, 2017

    The last part of The Clone Conspiracy suffers from a jammed packed narrative and a slightly ambiguous ending, but the character moments between Gwen and Peter shine throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Feb 20, 2017

    Clone Conspiracy #5 ends in lackluster fashion continuing thetrend of strange Spidey related clone saga shenanigans that have preceded it.  This story also continues the Marvel eventstrategy of ending things with non-endings forcing you, a reader, further intoa currently convoluted Marvel lineup, you may end up regretting … but hey atleast Clone Conspiracy looked good doing it. Right?!          Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 16, 2017

    Between Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy's been-there, done-that premise and muddled final issue, there's only so much room for the compelling plot and art Slott and Cheung have built a career out of. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Kgphil01 Feb 16, 2017

    As this "event" comes to a close this issue leaves a lot to be desired. The artwork was great as it has been the whole run but the tone of this book was all over the place. The emotional moments Slott wanted to set up for us just felt rushed and forced into this issue and were not given the proper amount of room to breathe. This event wanted to be so grand that it built its self up so high only to complete miss the landing with a huge thud. Even the solution to the threat seemed hallow. Overall this wasn't a terrible story but we could of had a much better conclusion.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 21, 2017

    No, this is not a full conclusion. We have yet to see the fallout of all this. I don't know how Ben Reilly can be brought back. But this issue gave a final glimpse at some great Jim Cheung art, and I thought the story, though unspectacular, did what it had to do. It also gives a hint at how Spidey may return to his more down-to-earth roots with the sacrifice of all the webware on the planet. It was definitely an over-the-top event, a horror story really at it's roots, and I have to say I enjoyed this series as a whole. And now we get Stuart Immonen!

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Feb 15, 2017

    After reaching the last page I've had to flip through the pages again because I was certain I have missed half of the story. Nope, I was wrong. Dan Slott did it again. Let's just hope that the epilogue that is coming in a few weeks will properly end this story...

  • 6.5
    FT Metler Feb 18, 2017

    Deserved a better final issue. Kind of muddled and doesn't feel like things were concluded at all.

  • 6.5
    Kreniigh Feb 22, 2017

    I liked the concept behind the whole story, and loved the art. But in the final issue, the technobabble became so obtuse that I wasn't even sure what the stakes were supposed to be. Inverse frequency... stabilized cells... a wizard did it?

  • 6.0
    Big Brother Feb 20, 2017


  • 1.0
    Ricardo Oliveira Feb 15, 2017


  • 1.0
    Supererah Feb 16, 2017

    Poor Ben Riley. His fans have waited years upon years to see their hero come back. Dan Slott basically defecated all over his legacy, abruptly turning him into a cartoonish villain. This transition to villainy was poorly written. Had it been given the space to gestate, it may have been believable. As such, it comes across as plot over character, which has unfortunately become recurrent in Slott's run lately. Sorry Ben, your sacrifice to save your brother all those years ago has been pooped upon. Even if we try to forgive Dan Slott for this particular atrocity, what is unforgivable is the way this issue abruptly ends. If page limits constrained the addition of a couple more required scenes, then previous meandering pages should have been edited. There was a time when I immensely enjoyed Slott's Spider-man stories; this is now but a speck in my rear-view mirror.

  • 9.0
    ak94 Feb 15, 2017

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Feb 18, 2017

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Feb 17, 2017

  • 7.5
    Hamman798 Feb 15, 2017

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Feb 15, 2017

  • 7.5
    MPLSrobit Feb 16, 2017

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Feb 15, 2017

  • 6.0
    aimanalphaz Feb 15, 2017

  • 6.0
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 16, 2017

  • 6.0
    Tree Fingers Feb 21, 2017

  • 5.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Feb 17, 2017

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