CSC Episode 63: Onslaught (Cover Date: Sept/Oct 1996)

One of the reasons that Blood Brothers (Covered in Episode 50) wasn’t the end of the Clone Saga was because of the crossover that is covered in this episode. Bob Harras’ big X-Men story was morphed into a line-wide scaled event, that gave us that wonderful relaunch of Heroes Reborn. You know, where the Image guys were tasked with relaunching the Avengers and Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. Things that would be unheard of today. Nevertheless, we see the final issue of Mark Bagley, More John Romita Jr, the Debut of Mike Wieringo, and Ron Garney makes…

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CSC Episode 62: The Clone Conspiracy

This episode… Zach, Josh, Don, Gerard and Greg tackle the controversial storyline that run through the Amazing Spider-Man title from October of 2016 through March 2017. The issues that are covered are as Follows: Clone Conspiracy #1 Amazing Spider-Man (Vol IV) #20* Clone Conspiracy #2 Amazing Spider-Man (Vol IV) #21 Clone Conspiracy #3 Amazing Spider-Man (Vol IV) #22 Clone Conspiracy #4 Amazing Spider-Man (Vol IV) #23 Clone Conspiracy #5 Clone Conspiracy Omega #1*Briefly covered, but only because of the inconsequential nature of that issue compared to the rest of the story. What is their reaction to this story? A story…

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CSC Episode 61 The (Not-So) Final Adventure

Back in 1995, Peter and Mary Jane left for Portland Oregon to start over. Peter then lost his abilities, and subsequently returned to NYC. They Left back in Episode 24, briefly before returning at the end of the Media Blizzard Arc, covered in Episode 42. This was originally supposed to have the Baby being born here, but as you’ll learn, that was axed. The story behind this mini-series is almost as interesting as the story which was brought forth. This is the mini that covers their time there. Joined by Big Al, Zach and him tackle the Not-So Final Adventure.

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CSC Episode 60: Spider-Man: Redemption

Zach and Gerard return to discuss Redemption, which ran for four issues, chronicling the final confrontation between Kaine, Ben, and Janine, which was the final Ben Reilly Mini-Series that came out before Revelations. They then are joined by a surprise co-host towards the end. Also in this episode: discussion of rumors about a new Ben Reilly series, and reaction to Ben’s return in Clone Conspiracy.Next Time: The Not-So Final Adventure, then… Clone Conspiracy.

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CSC Episode 59: A (Ben Reilly) Lizard Tale

The latest episode of Clone Saga Chronicles begins the wrapping up the Complete Clone Saga Trades with the backup “flipbook” story from Planet of the Symbiotes that was published during that story that starred Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider (for the Main Story, see Episode 53). Then, they jump to Ben Reilly Epic Book 5 to discuss the 2 part finale of the Spectacular Spider-Man story that began in 235,  (Known as ‘Little Deaths’) covered in the August 1996 episode, Episode 57. Issue 236 is the final issue that Sal Bucemea drew as the penciler of Spectacular Spider-Man, a…

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CSC Episode 58: Mini-Series Round-Up

HAPPY 2017 all! As much as I posted on our Facebook page that we would be releasing this episode a while back, It’s finally here! Zach runs solo on this episode as he runs through the mini series that littered the Clone Saga and Ben Reilly Trades: Venom: Along Came A Spider 1-4 Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot 1-2 Spider-Man Team Up 1-5 Annual 96 While there have been many episodes devoted to specific Mini-Series, I felt it best to cover them in one fell swoop. I hope you enjoy this episode, and let us know:Twitter: @SpideydudeRadioFacebook: @SpideydudenetworkVM Line: 818-925-6631

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CSC Episode 57: Gerard Hearts Delilah (August 1996)

Zach and the boys are back and they’re covering the month of August 1996. This episode covers topics like the deadly Delilah in Amazing, Peter Parker being sick over the course of the month, where Ben talks a jumper off the edge, the Lizard shows up, Ben Reilly battles the Scorpion with Power Man and Iron Fist, and Hammerhead gets taken out. Also Peter might have died.Issues Covered in this Episode: Sensational Spider-Man 7Amazing Spider-Man 415Spider-Man 71Spectacular Spider-Man 237Spider-Man Unlimited 13This is the final full month of the show that is covered, after this month, each title starts either having…

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CSC Episode 56: Toy Stories (June July 1996)

Zach is back with a new episode with the usual gang of suspects as they tackle 4 books. These were published over two months (June and July) 1996. With this episode, we are caught up on the core books through July. Amazing Spider-Man 413Spider-Man 70Spectacular Spider-Man 235-236Highlights include a discussion of the toys from that era, The beginning of the best run on the Spider-Man title with John Romita Jr and Howard Mackie, a discussion of who the Dragon Man is, and much much more! So Join Zach, Gerard, Greg, and Donovan as they talk about these books! And Bonus:…

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CSC Episode 53: Planet of the Symbiotes!!

It is finally here. The story that is your 90s delight… or nightmare depending on your perspective. Zach and the guys are back to bring it you. And you may be surprised by the scores of this one!!! Zach, Greg, Gerard and Donovan cover the 1995 Annual Replacements (Known as SUPER SPECIALS) of Web, No-Adjective, Spectacular, Venom and Amazing Spider-Man.

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CSC Episode 52: Sensational 6, Unlimited 12, Spider-Man 69.

Two weeks after the release of the last episode, Zach, Josh, Greg, Donovan, and Gerard team up to tackle three issues that came out over the summer of 1995. Cover Date May 1995 had the issue of Unlimited, with Adjectiveless’ issue being in June 1995 (which will be wrapped up in a few episodes) and July 1995 begins with Sensational 6. A big 3 hour episode where they discuss how Ben dealt with Hobgoblin, Jessica exits stage left along with Dan Jurgens, and the Skeleton Subplot that played a part of Blood Brothers somehow gets resolved after the fact, during…

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CSC Episode 51: Sibling Rivalry and Funeral for an Octopus

Finally… Ock vs. Kaine. Round two! The two part story covering Scarlet Spider 20 and Superior Spider-Man Team up #2 has this titanic team up, and the gang of Gerard, Greg and Zach then travel back to 1994 to cover the classic mini series Funeral for an Octopus. Yes, I said CLASSIC DAMMIT.  Did the trio enjoy these books? Listen on and find out!

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CSC Episode 50: Blood Brothers (May/June 1995)

Blood Brothers was supposed to have been the end of the Clone Saga. For Zach, it was the official gateway to Spider-Man, as it was the first story arc he collected. While Sensational Spider-Man 4 was an incredible cover, 5’s cover with the Golden Man himself, Molten Man, was too good to pass up on this, the Golden episode of the Clone Saga Chronicles. While originally it was supposed to be ASM 400, then it was supposed to be Maximum Cloneage, then it was suppsoed to be the Greatest Responsiblity, and now here. The difference between this and the others…

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