Clone #1

Clone #1

Writer: David Schulner Artist: Felix Serrano, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
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From ROBERT KIRKMAN's Skybound imprint, comes a sci-fi story like you've never seen before! Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Nov 21, 2012

    Not only does this comic make the mind do what it does best--think--but it is also drawn with great detail. For example, readers can see that the wife isn't just wearing sneakers, but that she is wearing a red pair of Nike shoes (as a major shoe geek, thank you Juan Jose Ryp for that detail!) Juan Jose Ryp also shows that not all Image Comics have to be drawn in dark tones, but can be just as effective in bright colors and cool blues as well. We are starting to see a lot of 5 issue comics coming from Image Comics and it is a good change of pace from the #700 Marvel's and #39 DC Comics. Overall, nice job to Schulner Ryp, and Serrano for a creative new comic concept, and I cannot wait for the next issue to be released. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Dec 4, 2012

    Clone is one of those books that can be adapted into a TV series but for now its a comic book right now. It will leave readers on a cliff hanger at the end of the issue, but makes sure to provide enough suspense to fill the readers hunger. For only being a first issue it is such an exciting book and hopefully Schulner can keep up the pace and excitement of this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 25, 2012

    Don't bother trying to shut your open mouth, it'll stay that way even after you've finished. What are you waiting for? It'sIssue #1, you start here! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Nov 21, 2012

    Overall, an engaging start to this series. Starting in the middle act is where things get really gripping. Right now we have no idea what's happening, where these clones come from or who made them. I look forward to seeing where Clone goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 3, 2012

    This was an outstanding first effort with more to look forward to next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 23, 2012

    Clone has a lot of promise. The opening issue establishes a couple of characters very nicely and introduces a very fast paced plot. The book's direction of the characters is still a bit of mystery but that isn't a bad thing at this junction. I definitely enjoyed this read and recommend giving this a try. I plan to stop back in for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Nov 21, 2012

    “Clone #1″ shows great premise and delivers a clear hook for a series where the main character can literally be anything. I'm excited to see the potential explored and all the questions about cloning and how it can absolutely destroy your point of view in life. If HBO ever got into realistic ‘science fiction' in the same vein as Looper, this would be a good choice for a television series. This “Clone” is unique and worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 21, 2012

    I was very surprised by how much I liked this issue. I’m very happy that it’s a clone story and not a bait and switch parallel earth story since there has been too many of those recently. This was the book I’ve been waiting for from Skybound and I’m glad that it’s here. I’ll be looking forward to the next issue and in the meantime check it out for yourself. Even if you don’t fall in love with the story you’ll still be blown away by the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 21, 2012

    CLONE 1 is a great start to this new Skybound series. Image has another winner on their hands. This is a fantastic start to a new book and it's a great page turner. The writing and art are top notch here, although I had a few problems with the overall color work in the book. I really like the story here, and it is something you should really think about picking up.Overall, CLONE is worth your time and money and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 23, 2012

    The art is okay, mildly unpleasant at times as I'm not a big fan of Ryp's puffy faces, but solid at other points. The energy in this book is great, though, and it's got enough inertia to take us to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Nov 22, 2012

    I'm willing to give this series the benefit of the doubt and check out the second issue, purely because it's Schulner's first attempt in the medium and hope that there is a more cohesive story plotted out for this series as a whole. Like I said before, I like clones. But if you're short on money and on the fence at the comic shop or online retailer, you could hold off on this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 25, 2012

    A capable issue and if you're a fan of clones or Juan Jose Ryp, you might want to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Dec 7, 2012

    Which is a shame, as there's a lot of talent in this book. Juan Jose Ryp has been around for a while now with his Geoff Darrow-esque style. He doesn't skew toward humor as much as Darrow does, and his faces aren't quite as expressive, but his lines feel very similar, and he's every bit as adept at capturing movement amidst all of his detail. Here, Ryp feels like a very big gun in the service of a very small child. He makes the story feel urgent and important, but it ultimately doesn't have the experience and the touch necessary to really hit anything. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    The sci-fi genre is already inundated with techie stories of clones (see: The 6th Day, Hitman, Splice, Resident Evil, etc.) Maybe Im too spoiled by so many other comics from Image that feel unique and exciting to read.  Maybe this series began too soon after another Image Comics thriller about clones (Dancer by Nathan Edmondson, which was much more exciting due to spare dialogue and beautiful art by Nic Klein.) If youre a fan of Juan Jose Ryps art style, you may appreciate Clone #1, but I wouldnt expect much originality or excitement to want to read more. Read Full Review

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