Spider man the original clone saga paperback
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga by Gerry ConwayI wasnt meaning to read this book after reading the Death of the Staceys book, it just turned out to be a bit of a happy coincidence. I sort of feel like a bad nerd when I say things like, Im a big Spider-Man fan, but then I read a book where something major happens, and I was clueless that it ever did! In this case its that just a few short months after she died, Gwen Stacy shows up alive and well! Holy shit! That happen? I had no idea!
I think Im getting ahead of myself though. Let me start over. The Clone Saga most people will think of is the one from the early 90s. (the one that was going on when I first started reading comics) For the most part its pretty hated, and one of the first stories to really have the feeling of being blotted just to sell more issues. However, the events of that storyline could not have happen if the events collected in this book hadnt happen first.
For some reason the way Peter is shown here is the way I always think of him, even though when I started reading comics, and was introduced to the character, he didnt really resemble the character here. For me Peter is always down on his luck, coming in to problem after problem. He has to struggle to pay his bills, hes got girl problems galore, he lives in a crappy apartment with no furniture. I dont know why but to me thats Peter. Through most of this book that is how Peters life is depicted.
Although, because the book can be spilt up into three different sections, some parts of it change. In the beginning of the book Peter and MJ realize they have feelings for each other, in the middle they had already dated and broke up, but they still wanted to be together, and in the final part they are firmly together. There are other moments like this, where the status quo has changed, throughout the book. This isnt really the fault of the people who worked on the book. Its because the events of the book take place during different times in Spider-Mans publishing history. It wont really bother you much if you take that into account, but if you try and read this as one continuing story it might feel off.
The writing and art are what you can expect for comics made during this era. There is a lot of people thinking out every single problem, or rehashing entire events of a previous issue to themselves. There is nothing to amazing about the art, but its good. I like Ross Andru, though in some parts it looks like the characters are floating in the air instead of standing on the ground. The book also contains some early work by Frank Miller, including the first time he drew a certain blind lawyer who shall go unnamed. (Its Daredevil)
All and all, this was a good book. Im making more of an effort to read comics staring my favorite web-slinger, and this was a nice one.
Spider-man Omnibus Clone Saga Volume 1
Spider-Man: the Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 1 (2016, Paperback)
Time heals all wounds. It's an adage meant to comfort, one that implies that forgetting bad events is an effective tonic for any affliction you'll encounter. Anyone who stop-dropped-and-rolled their way through comics in the s will still respond with Twilight -like chagrin on mention of Marvel's Clone Saga , an event that provokes a peculiarly simultaneous sensation of ire and fondness that comics readers seem to experience more frequently than other people. Have the years treated one of the industry's most reviled stories kindly? It had been twenty years before though, in the mids heyday of Amazing Spider-Man , that the thread that Peter Parker might not be the real deal began. It was a defining character moment for Spider-Man.
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The story is one of the most controversial Spider-Man stories ever told. Although it was intended to wrap up in less than a year, the comics sold very well and the writers were encouraged to prolong the saga as long as possible. This led to some changes to the storyline that ultimately proved unpopular. Although there were many people involved, the Clone Saga is most closely associated with Terry Kavanagh , who proposed the idea, Howard Mackie , who worked on the majority of the smaller crossovers involved in the overall storyarc, and Gerry Conway , who devised the original story. There were two "Clone Sagas": the original storyline in the s and the second saga which consumed all the regular Spider-Man series, several limited series and one shots between and Between the two, there were also two smaller storylines that dealt with elements from the original saga. In the summer of , writer Gerry Conway made the decision to kill off the girlfriend of Peter Parker , Gwen Stacy , in The Amazing Spider-Man because the editorial team felt that Gwen had become stale as a character and they wanted to instill an additional element of tragedy into Peter Parker's life.
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This story is continued from The Spectacular Spider-Man On the roof of a hospital in Forest Hills, Spider-Man comes face-to-face with Peter Parker!? However, after a number of manipulations, the wall-crawler refuses to believe that this is anything but an impostor and attacks. Ultimately, Spider-Man knocks his double into a nearby warehouse.