SKYBOUND is an “all-new imprint of Image Comics” – comics and their creators are hand-picked by Robert Kirkman for the imprint. And whilst unimpressed with Thief of Thieves and Dancer, Clone #1 is perhaps their strongest release to date – consider that ‘damned with faint praise’.
When an identical, but bloodied, version of himself arrives on his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones, Dr. Luke Taylor’s idyllic life grinds to a dramatic halt, particularly when he learns they are all after his pregnant wife.
Clone #1, written by David Schulner (executive producer Do No Harm), with artwork by Juan Jose Ryp (Black Summer, Wolverine: The Best There Is) and Felix Serrano (Thief of Thieves), was touted as “a sci-fi story like you’ve never seen before” – I’m inclined to disagree, although it passes the time.
Whilst well-paced, it’s less than engaging. The artwork is incredible detailed and reminiscent of Hard Boiled by Frank Miller and Nick Pitarra.
The book raises many a question – unfortunately I’m not overly interested in the answers.