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Preview: Clone #20

Clone #20

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140537
Published: September 17, 2014

“The national clone crisis is over. The threat has been eliminated.”

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Preview: Clone #19

Clone #19

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140543
Published: August 6, 2014

To kill or not to kill: a deep divide pits the clones against one another, just as an old enemy returns…

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Preview: Clone #18

Clone #18

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140699
Published: July 2, 2014

How far would you go to protect your family?

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Preview: Clone #17

Clone #17

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade Mcintyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Colored By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140561
Published: June 4, 2014

As the Coalition’s anti-clone agenda grows stronger, one man adopts a grass-roots approach: knocking bigots’ teeth out!

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Review: Clone #16

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Clone #16 started its fourth arc this week and we can already see the story getting grittier and riskier. The last arc ended with the clone’s and Amelia’s life in danger, but with the promise of an island sanctuary on the horizon. The Coalition and Vice President Davis were spreading the word that clones are bad news for America and need to be dealt with accordingly. It was not looking good for Luke and his band of clone compadres and this new arc appears to be heading in that same direction right off the bat.

Issue #16 is essentially separated into three acts to get the story moving forward. The Clone Sisters are undecided on what to do with Amelia since their father won’t accept her on the island. An island which I thought we would be on by now, but I enjoy this book so much I can wait as long as needed. She is not a clone, but has sacrificed a lot of herself and her life for benefit of all of them. Kazumi wants to keep her safe, however, Meiko and the other three girls want Amelia dead. They come across a cabin in the woods (this is another instance showing that you should never go into a ‘cabin in the woods’) and Amelia decides to see if anyone lives there as it could be a daytime sanctuary for all of the clones on their journey. Their journey, by the way, is taking them all to a private jet two days away. What they find in the cabin adds another twist to the story and with it Clone gets better and better.

The second story revolves around Mrs. K and her involvement in The Coalition. She is still healing from what happened to her the last time we saw her and I honestly thought she was done for. The writers believe there is more to Mrs. K to flesh out and right now her and The Coalition are the antagonists. She is visited by Pastor Snyder and something tells me there is an evil hidden agenda behind his smile and what plans he has for Mrs. K.

The third and final story that starts off in this issue is the journey of Gamma (the clone with the tattoos). He decided to leave the safety of the clone group because he couldn’t be their leader and possibly because of his love for Amelia. Luke has both and I wonder if we will get to see a showdown between the two in the future. We see Gamma getting drunk in a bar before he starts a brawl with some Coalition sympathizers. My guess is he will infiltrate The Coalition and see whats going on inside and it’s only a matter of time until his path crosses with Mrs. K.

Clone is definitely one of my favorite books every month and I can’t wait for each subsequent issue to find out what happens next. The art that Juan Jose Ryp delivers each issue never ceases to amaze me. It is truly unique and adds the perfect compliment to the story especially when added with Andy Troy’s colors. Whether you are a single-issue reader or someone who waits for the Trade you will not be disappointed.

Thoughts and Discussion (Spoilers)

Creator and writer Schulner (Dracula) will write and executive produce the Universal TV project himself, with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and David Alpert (The Walking Dead TV Series Producer)

– What will happen with Amelia? Will she make it to the island?

– Will the clones ever get to the island?

– What does Pastor Snyder have in store for Mrs. K?

– What is Gamma’s plan when he gets to The Coalition?

Story: David Schulner, Aaron Ginsberg, Wade Mcintyre – Art: Juan Jose Ryp – Colors: Andy Troy – Letterer: Rus Wooton – Cover: Juan Jose Ryp, Andy Troy
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Read

Preview: Clone #16

Clone #16

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140564
Published: May 7, 2014

Luke Taylor’s mission to uncover the truth behind the Clone program has only lead to the death of his friends. Who will be the next to die in his name?

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Review: Clone #15

Clone 15_cover“Go out with a bang.”
– David Schulner

That’s exactly what our gang of clone brothers, et al., did…went out with a very big BANG! Clone #15 ends the third arc of this very dramatic series that seemed destined for TV or Film as soon as the first issue was released just over a year ago. Luckily for us we are getting the TV series, hopefully at NBC. Well, they have been told to create just a pilot for now; however, NBC would be crazy not to green-light this enticing story as a serialized show that has so many avenues of story-telling to go down.

The latest issue of Clone ended the strange and bizarre third arc. Luke was pushed to the wall again and in heroic fashion came through for everyone, including his brothers, in the end. Issue #15 tied up some loose ends and sets the stage for more over-the-top stories that we have come to love from these writers. According to writer David Schulner we have not seen the last of Laura Kelley, a.k.a. Mrs. K., which I am excited to see.

We start the issue with our heroes in their somewhat safe-house huddled around the phone and speaking to Ayato Hatanaka, the father of the Clone Sisters. This is the first time we meet Ayato and he seems to genuinely care for the well being of the Clones, both his daughters and Luke’s. For those new to the series here is a quick sum up of the last arc…

Vice President Davis has alerted America and the world to the existence of clones and the complications and dilemma the existence of brings. Rallying the citizens to his cause the clones are ostracized and Luke finds tasks himself with saving each and everyone of his brothers from being captured and subsequently killed. Also on the hunt for the clones (or more specifically Luke) is a group styling themselves as ‘The Coalition’, who try to rid the world of all clones, but not before attaining the “seed” of Luke, the alpha of the clones. The leader of this group is Laura Kelley, who tries very unconventional means (very painful to watch or even think of, ouch!) to extract Luke’s little swimmers. I don’t want to give too much away but you would not be disappointed in picking up the Trade and catching up on this series, which I think is in Images Top Five, right along with The Walking Dead, Saga and Revival.

This brings us to our current issue and the precarious situation our heroes have found themselves in. Ayato wants to bring everyone to his island sanctuary, which I, for one, am looking forward to very much. The Clone Sisters need to convince Beta, the tattooed clone, to come with them but he is extremely reluctant and I think the reason is two-fold. He wants to be the leader and he is deeply in love with Amelia and cannot have either. My guess is he will end up deciding to come but try to subvert the situation on the island to fit his needs and goals.

We learn in this issue that only clones are allowed on the island sanctuary for safety reasons which spells big problems for Amelia, and will most likely be a secondary story between her and the sisters when the fourth arc of Clone continues this spring. Vice President Davis finds out the location of the clones and a great battle ensues. Lives are lost, lives are saved and the issue definitely ends with a bang, not a whimper.

If you do not already read this series I highly recommend it. It has everything you could possibly want in a comic book and the stories are just so engaging. The writers really have created something very special here that I can see going well past the 50 issue mark and still keep its storytelling edge. One of the elements that initially drew me to this book was the art. Juan Jose Ryp illustrates the story so well and in such a unique fashion that you cannot help but stare at each page and somehow forget you’re reading a comic book. His style, along with coloring by Andy Troy, truly captivates the reader and it is honestly like nothing else I have seen. Clone is on the top of my Pull List and one of my favorites at Image Comics.

This is my first review of Clone and I plan on reviewing the series when each issue is released. In the future the reviews will be more structured and organized when I have more written to reference. I hope you plan on coming back for more and comment whenever you like so we can open a dialogue to talk about this fantastic book.

Story: David Schulner, Aaron Ginsberg, Wade Mcintyre Art: Juan Jose Ryp Colors: Andy Troy Cover: Juan Jose Ryp, Andy Troy
Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Clone #15

Clone #15

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC130564
Published: March 5, 2014

“You must hide the truth to save his life.”

As government forces lead an assault on the clones, Luke and his brothers are given an offer they can’t refuse. But what sacrifices must they make to ensure their freedom?

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Preview: Clone #14

Clone #14

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV130497
Published: January 29, 2014

“NO MERCY”

When America’s war against the clones reaches a fever pitch, can Luke lead his brothers to salvation?

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Preview: Clone #12

Clone #12

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Cover By: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: SEP130616
Published: November 20, 2013

Who is the leader of the grassroots anti-clone organization that’s growing in America? What could drive them to kill the same man again and again?

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