Amazing Spiderman Writer Dan Slott tweeted out to retailers a link to a longer message where he mentions that Clone Conspiracy has not been heavily ordered and that it is the core Spiderman book coming up. Surprising this hasn’t sold more, especially since it is wrapped in a Gabriele Dell’Otto cover.
***Comic Book Retailers, PLEASE READ. Time sensitive.***
I’ve only sent a message like this to you twice, with the first one being when I told you ASM #698 would kick off something BIG (remember the death of Peter Parker and the launch of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN?). So I think my track record with you on this is pretty good, right?
You haven’t ordered enough CLONE CONSPIRACY #1.
And that’s OUR fault.
In every interview and promotion for this book we’ve said it WILL be the core Spider-Man title while it’s coming out. But since that hasn’t really stuck, it means WE weren’t hitting that information hard enough.
So I’m throwing this out there one last time:
CLONE CONSPIRACY is the CORE Spider-Man title.
It’s not a mini-series. It IS the SPIDER-MAN EVENT this year.
When you think Clone Conspiracy think SPIDER-ISLAND, ENDS OF THE EARTH, and SPIDER-VERSE. It’s THAT big. It will have ramifications that will affect a number of titles: mainly AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, PROWLER, and SILK (which all tie into Clone Conspiracy.)
Your regular Spider-Man readers will want to pick this up BECAUSE it’s the core title.
When lapsed Spider-Man readers hear what’s going on in via word of mouth and social media, THEY will want to pick this up… for *reasons*.
And, with Jim Cheung’s pencils, John Dell’s inks, and Justin Ponsor’s coloring on this, it will be one of the best damn looking books on the rack– and NEW readers will pick it up. And then get panels of it tattooed onto their bodies.
At its current numbers, I feel very confident that CLONE CONSPIRACY will sell out and go to additional printings. But that’d mean readers would be getting everything out of sequence– and you know THEY don’t want that, YOU don’t want that, and I don’t want that. So help a guy out, okay? 😉
FINAL ORDER CUT OFF for CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 is THIS Monday, September 19th.
(If you’re a reader and you’re seeing this, please be sure to CALL your local comic shop today, Sunday the 18th, or tomorrow, Monday the 19th, and ask them to hold Clone Conspiracy #1 for you. If you want to get a copy when it comes out, calling them this Tuesday might be too late.)
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