Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Clone Saga Redux

So I’ve been reading Spider-Man The Clone Saga (no, don’t ask me why), and well, I understand that it is ostensibly how the story would have been told had the two original writers (Tom DeFalco & Howard Mackie) been allowed to write it the way they originally had intended to write it; but I can’t help thinking that there is stuff I’m missing from issue to issue.

That is to say, it appears that — unlike a typical on-going comic — this one is just hitting the high points from a time-line that has already occurred, and there are significant events occurring between issues, in an attempt to show the passage of time. This is okay, I suppose, but it is a little bit disconcerting.

Anyway, that really isn’t why I’m writing about this morning. Take a close look at the title logo to this comic... it me, or does that look like Clone “BABA”?

yeah, it is probably me...


Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

If not for zooming in on the text I'd defeintely see it "CLONE BABA"

First I heard of this I thought they resurrect "Ben Reilly", but it appears I was very wrong

I don't want to read the "Clone Saga" that much even though one of the writers is my favorite "Tom Defalco" because it's plain nonsense, they were supposed to keep it as "Gerry Conway" started it, that was a great story back in the 70s

Robert J. Sodaro said...

I mostly agree with you, Sol, except for the fact that I really like the concept of the Scarlet Spider. I don’t like Ben as Spidey, and I thought that it was fairly stupid of them to put the brilliant, talented mind of Peter Parker in a coffee shop clearing tables, but I really like Ben as Scarlet Spider.

I think that he should return (yes, really), and that he should move to another city (Chicago, LA, anyplace but NY), and allow him to continue to be Spidey, even if it is only in a series of limited series.