I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got six new comics:

  • The Activity – 13
  • The Massive – 12
  • Mind MGMT – 11
  • The Revival −10
  • Dark Horse Presents – 24
  • Miniature Jesus – 2
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Clone” Issues 1-6 by David Schulner, Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre, and Juan Jose Ryp

    I just this moment finished reading the sixth issue of “Clone” and it’s the first time I’ve noticed that there are three writers credited on this book. It’s drawn by Juan Jose Ryp and the other three names up there are the writers. I checked online a moment ago and only Schulner is credited with writing the first five issues so why did it take two more guys to write this issue? Curious.

    Anyway I started buying this series because of Juan Jose Ryp’s art. It’s nice stuff. Not great but nice. His storytelling gets a little clumsy at times but, in general, is pretty good. He has an illustrative style that’s a little Geof Darrow-ish. It has some nice covers too. All-in-all I would definitely say that it’s the art that sold me on this book because the story is only so-so.

    “Clone” is the tale of a man who wakes up one day and finds a guy who looks just like him. Turns out that there are a lot of guys who look just like him. He’s a clone and they’re all clones. Some scientist cloned his son to try and save his son’s life, there are a whole bunch of clones running around that don’t know they’re clones, the clones are being killed, plus there is some sort of conspiracy to weaponize the clones going on. Add to that a subplot about the Vice President having to vote on stem cell research but someone is blackmailing him and you got a whole bunch of shenanigans. And chase scenes. It’s all rather pedestrian though. Nothing new to see here.

    I can’t say this has been one of my favorites of the new series I’ve been buying over the last year but it’s alright. I’ll keep buying it because I like the art, like to support creator-owned stuff, and it really is a decent diversion for a little while. And here’s a weird fact: every time I see the title of this comic Pat Benatar’s song “My Clone Sleeps Alone” runs through my head. There is a blast from the past.