The Clone Conspiracy #1
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The Clone Conspiracy #1

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 34
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"DEAD NO MORE": The Jackal is back and has conquered death. The Amazing Spider-Man is outmatched by his classic enemy's army. Does the wall-crawler stand a chance? SHOULD he stand in The Jackal's way if he's found the key to eternal life?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Oct 12, 2016

    Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy #1 is not a happy-go-lucky globetrotting Spider-Man adventure. It's dark and, at times ugly, but that doesn't stop Cheung, Dell, and Ponsor from making it beautiful nor does it preclude Slott from dropping in some humor. In short, this is everything you can and should expect from a Spider-Man event packaged up in a smart, strong introductory chapter. After the revelations of Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy #1, I cannot wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Oct 13, 2016

    I like the twist, I'll save that for you to come across yourself when you read this issue (you should), it mixes up The Clone Conspiracy and things are not looking like a rehash of the Clone Saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 17, 2016

    To sum things up, Clone Conspiracy, the Spider event of 2016, is off to a pretty epic beginning. If you've missed the classic Spider-Man feels and vibe this is a huge step back in that right direction for long time Spider-Man fans. The villains, Parker luck, and even certain story beats are all here for anybody to enjoy a classic new age tale.  The formation of the villains as a team run by Jackal could rival any version of the Sinister Six only this time with an added mental dimension to the game Spider-Man may not be ready to tangle with based on this issues ending. I'm extremely anxious to see what next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 16, 2016

    Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy is off to a nice start. Dan Slott has been criticized for his work on Amazing Spider-Man, but this event reads really wellso far. The art is very good in every sense of the word. Cheung and Ponsor are working magic on the pages of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Oct 12, 2016

    Amazing Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy #1 is an promising introductory chapter to this year's big Spider-Man event. Write Dan Slott makes the book new-reader accessible while teasing interesting wrinkles to the story and rewriting history in a heartbreaking way. Meanwhile, legendary artists Jim Cheung and Ron Frenz elevate the art in this book to the heights worthy of a major event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 12, 2016

    The Clone Conspiracy #1 doesn't knock it out of the park with its first at-bat. It is more of a productive double that continues the momentum established with previous issues of Amazing Spider-Man post-Superior era. This may not be for everyone but for fans of what Dan Slott has been doing with his run on Spider-Man it is a must-read as Jackal's plot comes to forefront. The addition of Jim Cheung's artwork makes this an even better purchase for Spider-Man fans. But for those that haven't been reading Slott's Spider-Man run, particularly Amazing Spider-Man post-Secret Wars, than you should not get this title. It's not for you unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 12, 2016

    The issue has a goal of getting folks to want to continue to read this story and it did that for me. There's some good mystery, solid art, and also a weird classic feel to it as well. I'm sure Spider-Man fans will be happy to check it out and there may be enough there to intrigue new readers as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 14, 2016

    We've waited a long time for this series, and I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait. Slott, Cheung, and Ponsor make an excellent creative team, bringing us emotion and action packed into one solid first issue. This is definitely a can't-miss series for any and all Spider-Man fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 12, 2016

    Reading this issue alongside Slott's spectacular Amazing Spider-Man #19, perhaps it's understandable that The Clone Conspiracy might take a small step down in terms of personal investment - or perhaps it's because Slott saves his best hook until the end of the issue. Either way, this first issue reads like a textbook example of how to properly pace and establish an event comic book, but it hasn't quite set up the stakes and tension for Peter Parker as a character yet to make us really quake in our boots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 12, 2016

    Together, the two tales make for a very solid opening, which we definitely need for any spider-related event that has the world "clone" in it. I still wish we got a little more info (relative to what we knew going in), but as long as we're getting Slott's great character work and Cheung's gorgeous fight scenes, I'm willing to wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Oct 14, 2016

    If you love traditional and effective superhero tales, then you should really pick up this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Oct 12, 2016

    It's absolutely insane, but it works. Slott starts a super interesting storyline, with a couple twists and turns, even with a somewhat action-less start. His events have been some of Spidey's best in recent years, so I suggest hopping on in time for issue #2 of 5. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Oct 18, 2016

    The event has only a few issues to ramp up the pace and hopefully ditch the exposition, but overall this was a good start to this most current Spider-man event. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 12, 2016

    The Clone Conspiracy #1 isn't quite the strong start this crossover event needed. Dan Slott and Jim Cheung deliver an emotionally charged and reasonably action-packed first issue, but the pacing feels sluggish and the script leans too heavily on exposition in spots. With only five issues total, The Clone Conspiracy needs to work more quickly and efficiently if it's going to live up to Slott's previous Spider-man events. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 12, 2016

    This book was a lot of fun and those spider-fans out there will definitely enjoy it. If you are a new reader like me and want to check it out. You might want to do a little bit of research into Parkers current life so you are not completely lost when you pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 15, 2016

    This is a continuation of the storylines we've been following over the past year or so in that title, so a spinoff book seems like little more than a cash grab. That being said, I enjoyed this comic book for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how important Peter Parker's status as an industrialist remains an important element in this new Jackal storyline. Slott wisely continues to build on the importance of Peter's overdeveloped sense of responsibility for what happens to those around him. Read Full Review

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