Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.
Miles Morales has been going through his own Clone Saga of late and it wraps up today. It’s been an entertaining twist on the original 90s Clone Saga as writer Saladin Ahmed has revealed these clones are not quite perfect mimics with different power sets and certainly different temperaments.
Things went from bad to worse in the last issue when it was revealed Miles’ more normal-looking clone Selim was headed to his parent’s house. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #28 opens with Miles arriving home to find out his sister is gone. Kidnapped. With no time to spare, Miles heads out against all odds and multiple clones to save his sister.
It’s a situation he likely shouldn’t come back from. Luckily, some clones have a conscience, or at the very least desire a familial situation. Miles is in a tough spot as Selim holds his baby sister on the top of a bridge–why is it always a bridge for Spider-Man–and attempts to connect to his humanity.
After a fight one on one, and Miles on the ropes, the clones take a stand when an innocent child is concerned. Enter Shift, the very large and most chaotic of clones when it comes to their powers.
This enrages Selim as his plans aren’t quite going as he intended. Things go from bad to worse as Selim takes out a fellow clone and himself in the process. Presumably, they’re dead or at the very least very much not around anymore.
Now alone, Miles and the much bigger clone Shift, who is less in control of his powers, make amends. I recommend reading the entire issue to get the full effect as it’s clear Shift and Miles are bonding.
In fact, it sounds like Shift is joining the family!
Instead of pushing his clone away, it appears Miles has just gained a brother. Can he really trust Shift? And for that matter, can they control Shift’s incredible powers? Only time will tell, but let us know in the comments what you think of Miles’ growing family!
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