Miles Morales is going to get his own version of a classic Spider-Man storyline. Marvel Comics has just announced the Miles Morales: Spider-Man Clone Saga. Yes, indeed, the beloved character will be taking a journey through one of Spidey’s most controversial storylines ever. Marvel made the announcement on Twitter initially.
This April, Miles Morales is trapped in a Clone Saga of his own.
— Spider-Man (@SpiderMan) January 12, 2021
“This April, Miles Morales is trapped in a Clone Saga of his own,” the tweet reads.
Writer Saladin Ahmed will continue his run on Miles Morales: Spider-Man with the storyline, which kicks off in issue #25. The story will begin with a special, oversized anniversary issue. The publisher states that this will be “the culmination of many of the ongoing story threads that have been haunting Miles since the very beginning” of the books’ run. Carmen Carnero is handling art for the event.
“When Peter Parker faced his own ‘Clone Saga’ years ago, he was taking part in what was already one of the most iconic traditions in comics—the hero battling a version of themselves. Since the very first issue of MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN, I’ve known that I wanted put Miles through that iconic wringer in his own distinctive way,” Ahmed said. “Miles’ CLONE SAGA is a story that has been months, even years, in the making. We’ve been planting its seeds throughout the series, from the horrors of being abducted by the Assessor to the confrontations and sacrifices of the Ultimatum epic. Moments from the past will come back to haunt Miles, and the events of the story will ensnare everyone from his baby sister to Peter Parker (who knows a thing or two about dealing with clones). The ramifications will be felt for years, and it all starts in April!”
Peter Parker’s Clone Saga was a massive event that spanned between 1994 and 1996. It has Peter confronting a perfect clone of himself. The storyline was tremendously popular, yet remains controversial among readers to this day.
Here is the synopsis for the original Clone Saga.
“Spider-Man must confront the strangest occurrence of his super hero career – the return of his perfect clone. But does Peter Parker’s carbon copy represent his dark side…or his better half? Twists and turns abound on one of the most historic and talked about Marvel events!”
And, if Marvel is to be believed, this entry may be even more controversial than its predecessor.
“If you thought the first ‘Clone Saga’ was controversial,” concludes editor Nick Lowe, “wait until you read what Saladin and Carmen do.”
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 hits shelves in April.