The French comic book site Superpouvoir has reported that in September, Marvel will be taking a blast to the past, with a series revisiting the Clone Saga:
SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #1 (of 6)
Written by HOWARD MACKIE & TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
You’ve been asking for it…and now it’s here: THE CLONE SAGA!!! Marvel’s most controversial event of all time returns with a vengeance, presenting the Clone Saga as it was originally intended to be told! From the minds behind the crossover that changed comics forever and the artist that introduced Spider-Man to President Obama, it’s six issues of twists and turns that will shock fans old and new alike! Be here as Peter Parker’s worst nightmare begins again…now with an ending you have to see to believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
That said, this is still a rumor, as Superpouvoir has cited Marvel’s web site as their source, and my run-through of the site has found no such announcement.
On the one hand, a Clone Saga series would be taking a similar route to this month’s X-Men Forever, in which Chris Claremont took us back to 1991 to continue X-Men as he would have completed it — and Marc Guggenheim did get a lot of ears perking up when he teased Ben Reilly’s return (or at least someone named Ben Reilly) in an upcoming Amazing Spider-Man arc. On the other hand, the Clone Saga was so divisive that many creators have tripped all over themselves to not just forget Ben, but to bury Ben, bury the books, bury the shovel that they used to bury Ben and the books, and then forget where they buried all that stuff.
But boy, having this cover… if it’s a hoax, it’s definitely one heck of a hoax…
What do you think, True Believers?
Whoo!!! As the ONLY fan of the Clone Saga, I'm really hoping this is true! MORE SCARLET SPIDER!