The Clone Conspiracy #4

Event\Storyline: Clone Conspiracy Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• The darkest Spider-Man story ever gets EVEN DARKER!
•  Doctor Octopus and the Lizard have both been on a tight leash, but decide it's time to stop playing nice...
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 18, 2017

    And then you have the action in this issue, which artist Jim Cheung completely knocks out of the park. In addition to a couple of massive fight sequences, he also makes the wonderfully chaotic final scenes look even more gruesome and impactful.To be honest, I was initially worried that The Clone Conspiracy would be yet another rehash of one of Spidey's most infamous (and aggravating) stories. Instead, Slott and Cheung have turned it into a dynamic and thrilling story that every Spider fan"even the ones who hated the original Clone Saga"will love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 19, 2017

    It is rather surprising it took four issues to get to the turning point of this five issue series. Either Slott will wrap this up in one issue, which seems rather rushed, or this will launch a giant carrion arc. If it is a carrion arc, I'd be disappointed as we've had enough Marvel Zombies. Regardless, this issue was full of action that made for a quick read, contained all the surprises that were needed to keep my attention, and the art is fantastic. If you've been following The Clone Conspiracy, this may be the best in the series, and is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 19, 2017

    Jim Cheung's artwork is terrific, and he seemed to excel when there are dozens of characters on each page. Cheung delivers the best visual joke in the entire book when we see what the Jackal has been attempting with his resurrected bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 18, 2017

    The Clone Conspiracy #4 has made the cloud of mystery as to how this event will end even bigger. It's clear that Dan Slott has some endgame in mind for the final issue. What that is will be anyone's guess. What we do know is that the aftermath of The Clone Conspiracy won't only affect Spider-Man's life but everyone else that Jackal/Ben Reilly has involved in his plot, which is a lot of people. This all creates further excitement for the final issue that we will be getting next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jan 23, 2017

    The story as a whole continues to be interesting, and well-drawn,which has taken Peter/Spider-Man on an emotional journey, testing the foundational beliefs of him as a person established at a young age. I appreciate the story at its core, which feels like a more traditional Spider-Man tale than more recent events, like Spider-Verse. If you felt like Peter (Spidey) has been a little too much like Tony(Iron Man) lately, Clone Conspiracy might be the righting of the ship you've been looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 18, 2017

    Some critics might rightfully comment that The Clone Conspiracy #4’s introspective premise feels counterintuitive for a superhero story, and that there’s so much talk that the action almost feels a bit tacked on at the end. Those people wouldn’t be wrong, but I’d argue that for this particular issue, Slott is able to get to the hearts of his characters and gives them strong perspectives on the issues of cloning and resurrection, making these necessary conversations that not only help Spider-Man win the day, but win the moral argument, as well. While cloning in the real world is a fraught ethical argument, in the realm of comic books it can be an easier case to make, and Slott and Cheung prepare their side with slick-looking designs and strong character work in The Clone Conspiracy #4. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mark Ginocchio Jan 19, 2017

    Amazing Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy #4 has moved the story into its endgame with some well-crafted high stakes drama that is difficult to ignore. But these characters continue to shift and change their motivations from issue-to-issue, or in this case, page-to-page. Read Full Review

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