Saturday, June 20, 2009

Send in the Clone!

The Clone Saga is one of the most heavily criticized stories in Spider-Man's 45+ year history. Originally conceived as a 6 month story arc, because of high sales, it was decided to drag it out for as long as possible, a move that would later come back and bite Marvel. This much reviled is not without it's fans, (which is something that cannot be said for One More Day). I admit that I've bashed the Clone Saga along with many others, but some really cool stuff did come out of it. Ben Reily may have looked just like Peter Parker, but he was still a very different person and he's always been one of my favorite characters. And Spider-Girl is living proof that you can get something good out of something bad.

Two of the men originally involved in the Clone Saga. Tom DeFalco and Howard Mackie have been given a chance to writer the Clone Saga as originally intended. Mackie actually put out some quality stuff on the Spider titles before he burned out on the '99 reboot and Tom DeFalco is one of the best men to ever write Spider-Man, so I've got high hopes for this 6 part mini series. If you want to hear from the writers themselves, check out Newsrama's interview.

2 comments:

Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

GOOO-GOOOOO, I want Milk

That is what I think about Mackie joining the team, I feel like a child wanting something that I feel taste bad, I wish Dematties was in the job instead of Mackie.

For saving grace the art and "Tom DeFalco's" writing are great, I may not be a casual reader of Spider-Girl but I did compliment "Tom Defalco" for being a writer that makes me enjoy reading his work in a disastrous work like "Maximum Garbage"

Reggie White Jr. said...

I feel ya on Mackie, Sol. His involvement makes me nervous.