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D. Perez
04-23-2010, 01:18 AM
Just readed some things about the Clone Saga, and I it got me thinking about something I never figured out.

What happened to the “Spider-man skeleton” from the clone saga? Was it ever reveal, what is was or who had planted it there.

remoteman
04-23-2010, 01:29 AM
It was revealed in the Osborn Journal one shot that it was a random Spider-Clone that Osborn and the Jackal tossed down there to mess with Peter's head. Kind of a disappointing resolution but it was a plot that was going nowhere, I'm not sure how else they could have tied it up.

CyberHubbs
04-23-2010, 01:36 AM
It was revealed in the Osborn Journal one shot that it was a random Spider-Clone that Osborn and the Jackal tossed down there to mess with Peter's head. Kind of a disappointing resolution but it was a plot that was going nowhere, I'm not sure how else they could have tied it up.

It was the real Peter Parker!

'Peter' and 'Ben' must now battle for the web-shooters in 'Who Will Wield the Webs?'

D. Perez
04-23-2010, 04:37 AM
It was revealed in the Osborn Journal one shot that it was a random Spider-Clone that Osborn and the Jackal tossed down there to mess with Peter's head. Kind of a disappointing resolution but it was a plot that was going nowhere, I'm not sure how else they could have tied it up.

Oh nice. Thanks for the answer

matthewaos
04-23-2010, 04:59 AM
It was the idea of one of the writers that actually went nowhere. Maybe it was Jurgen's cause I think it was from someone who left spider-man that time.

Maybe the plot had something to do with the time travel idea, I don't know.

David Walton
04-23-2010, 06:09 AM
I don't know that it was ever intended to really go anywhere.

By this time, Budiansky had already pulled the kill switch on Ben Reilly--it was just a matter of time.

The skeleton provided a way to cast some doubt on the validity of Seward Trainer's tests and bring Peter back into an active relationship with Ben.

Rob Thompson
04-23-2010, 06:13 AM
I don't know that it was ever intended to really go anywhere.

By this time, Budiansky had already pulled the kill switch on Ben Reilly--it was just a matter of time.

The skeleton provided a way to cast some doubt on the validity of Seward Trainer's tests and bring Peter back into an active relationship with Ben.
Gave us a cool cover, too:
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/sensational-spider-man/2-1.jpg

David Walton
04-23-2010, 06:21 AM
Gave us a cool cover, too:
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/sensational-spider-man/2-1.jpg

It did indeed!

At the time it was a pretty enticing reveal.

ChrisIII
04-23-2010, 06:36 AM
Kinda reminds me a bit of the cover to 347 (Which I think was my very first Spider-Man comic!)-with Venom doing the "Hamlet" thing to Spider-man's skull (It was in fact a skeleton on the island they were on that Peter dressed in the suit).


http://www.comics.org/issue/49593/

Rob Thompson
04-23-2010, 06:40 AM
Kinda reminds me a bit of the cover to 347 (Which I think was my very first Spider-Man comic!)-with Venom doing the "Hamlet" thing to Spider-man's skull (It was in fact a skeleton on the island they were on that Peter dressed in the suit).


http://www.comics.org/issue/49593/One of the Larsen issues. I liked it very much.

matthewaos
04-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Gave us a cool cover, too:
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/sensational-spider-man/2-1.jpg

Very nice cover. When I first saw it I was not very familiar with the exact events in the clone saga and I was interested in seeing if this was Peter or Ben, cause you know, you only see the mask which is the same.

coconutphone
04-24-2010, 07:39 AM
It was the real Peter Parker!

'Peter' and 'Ben' must now battle for the web-shooters in 'Who Will Wield the Webs?'

LOL Well crafted!

Cheesedique
04-24-2010, 11:19 AM
I wish they'd done more with this plot idea, but I'm not sure what.

Definitely one of the best things about the Ben Reilly / clone era was Dan Jurgen's Sensational Spider-man book. It established Ben and the supporting cast very well early on, it had promise and I could really see where it was a viable direction to take the character (even holds up okay on a recent re-read).

I also liked Ben's love-interest Jessica, and how she was The Burglar's daughter. Another enticing plot idea that fizzled out and all but disappeared when Jurgens left Marvel.





Moreover, I seem to remember this issue of Unlimited having something to do with the ending of the spider-skeleton story..





http://www.samruby.com/Unlimited/Large/Spider-ManUnlimited12.jpg

Jason Abbadon
04-24-2010, 10:45 PM
God. That cover is everyting wrong with bad comic artwork.
Awful.

Sean Walsh
04-25-2010, 10:09 AM
God. That cover is everyting wrong with bad comic artwork.
Awful.

Oddly enough, Steve Skroce's artwork was pretty decent before he took over ASM. But something about his artwork killed my interest in Spider-Man (yes, I was one of those who really enjoyed the Clone Saga years) for a good while.