Spider-Man has a lot going on in his life right now. A villain named the Jackal, has used his cloning technology to bring foes like Doctor Octopus and lovers like Gwen Stacy back from the dead.
But that's just the start. While some Spider-Man fans may have felt they knew where the "Clone Conspiracy" storyline was going, this latest issue proves that there are still plenty of surprises in store.
Spoilers for Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy #2 below!
As stated about, Spider-Man is pretty busy dealing with the clones of Gwen Stacy and Doctor Octopus. But it's in this issue that Spider-Man learns just how far Jackal's plans go. It's revealed that every friend and foe that has died on Spider-Man's watch has been cloned and brought back to life by Jackal. It's a whole pantheon of villains from Spider-Man's long history, and they don't look too happy.
Peter is more than a little shocked. He's also strangely fascinated by Jackal's New U technology used to bring the clones to life. It's obvious Peter's brain is thinking of all the possibilities, but before he can think too hard about it he's stolen away by the clone of Gwen Stacy.
Except not really. Or at least, it's not the Gwen Stacy Peter thought she was. It turns out that the alternate universe Gwen Stacy, Spider-Gwen, kidnapped the Jackal clone version of Gwen Stacy and took her place. Why? In order to infiltrate the Jackal's organization alongside Scarlet Spider and prevent Parker Industries from forming an alliance with New U.
What's so bad about Parker Industries and the New U teaming up? According to Scarlet Spider and Spider-Gwen, their journey through the various multiverses of the Marvel universe have revealed that every time Parker Industries teams up with New U, it ushers in an apocalypse that sees the world become a zombie infested apocalypse due to New U being released around the globe. Spider-Gwen and Scarlet Spider reveal that they didn't come from their alternate realities to stop Jackal, but rather to stop Spider-Man himself.
That's a huge reveal, and one that will have fans asking all kinds of questions. Thankfully Spidey fans have until Dec. 7 to recover, when the next issue of The Clone Conspiracy arrives.