The Clone Conspiracy #3

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 27
6.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  SPIDER-MAN is on the run from his resurrected rogues!
•  The Jackal's master plan is further revealed. Just how deep does it run?
•  And why is Doctor Octopus playing second fiddle to the Jackal?
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 7, 2016

    Dan Slott delivered the surprises with The Clone Conspiracy #3 as he brought Ben Reilly back to Spider-Man's world. This along with Spider-Man's interactions with Spider-Gwen and Kingpin as well as bringing in elements from the old Clone Saga also elevated the story to show how far back Slott's plot goes. The issue does get marked down a bit with how predictable Jackal's offer to Spider-Man was. But even with that slight disappointment Slott story teamed with Jim Cheung's fantastic artwork delivered a strong third chapter to The Clone Conspiracy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 12, 2016

    This is an event story after all so it isn't perfect by anymeans but the plot elements are doing enough to keep me on the edge of my seatand I'm excited to see what, or who in this case, is around each corner. Thingswill be coming to a roaring conclusion in the coming months and I can't imaginehow all this will wrap up because after the reveals this issue I'm out ofguesses of whose left. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 7, 2016

    The reveal didn't do a whole lot for me, but the issue is entertaining fun. Events don't always have to shake things up or make us say “holy shit,” sometimes they can be mindless summer blockbusters that feel more like a ride to strap ourselves in to. The Clone Conspiracy to me is exactly that and I've been enjoying the ride and looking forward to see where it takes us. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 8, 2016

    The Clone Conspiracy is a decent Spider-Man crossover, but it's no Spider-Verse or Spider-Island. Not yet, at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 7, 2016

    It's tough to see exactly where The Clone Conspiracy will go, but readers that are familiar enough with Slott's work will probably see the writing on the wall. It's unlikely that any major changes stick; very few have over the course of his run. But that doesn't mean we aren't in for a fun story. Slott always has good artistic collaborators, and his ideas are always entertaining enough. But there's something hollow about constantly looking back especially when so many other characters are looking forward. Here's hoping that Slott proves me wrong. He's still got time to do so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Dec 7, 2016

    If The Clone Conspiracy #3 was a one-page comic and that one-page was its final one, this would be an all-time great issue of Spider-Man with one of the best reveals in recent memory. However, all of the pages leading up to it count too, and those pages continue to demonstrate that this is yet another Dan Slott-scripted event that is an interesting premise on paper, but ultimately struggles in its execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Dec 13, 2016

    It all feels rushed, pointless and the result of an editorial mandate that's been polishing the sales figures of the original Clone Saga with a nostalgia rag. Read Full Review

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