The French comic book site Superpouvoir has reported that Spider-Man’s clone, Ben Reilly, is returning later this year!
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
Superpouvoir is the only place that’s had this announcement, but the art seems legitimate. What’s interesting is that it doesn’t sound so much like they’re reintroducing Reilly to the actual Spidey universe, but to a non-continuity mini-series that sounds a bit like X-Men Forever, more of a “what could have been” kind of series.
I can’t lie…I didn’t hate the Clone Saga. I actually wish Marvel would collect an omnibus of the saga so that I could either revisit it and remember how much I liked it, or see why everyone else hated it. Is there really a market out there for an “alternate” clone saga mini series?