Off THEIR Minds: Who Is The Best Clone?

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42518 posts) - - Show Bio

A couple months ago I asked the question if there were too many clones in comic books. Because you guys had a lot to say on the subject, we decided to ask comic book creators who their favorite clones were. In this next installment of Off THEIR Minds, I asked this question at the Long Beach Comic Convention. Surprisingly, some creators didn't really have a favorite clone. Check out what they had to say. 

Obviously Dustin Nguyen was just jokingly trying to push the character he's been working on so much lately. My favorites are definitely Ben Reilly and X-23.
Do you have a favorite clone? Do you think they're being overused and are a cheap way to create a new character from an existing popular one? Who is the ultimate clone? 
Thanks to Heather for being in the video and sticking blades to my neck.
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#1 Posted by WolfMonkey (318 posts) - - Show Bio

It's down to X-23, superboy, and Ben Rielly..
My opinion? i favor Laura. Superboy's kinda cool too.
But still...

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#2 Posted by Neverpraying (1565 posts) - - Show Bio

Power girl has the best clone breasts...
Sorry just had to point that out.

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#3 Posted by NightFang3 (12319 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy is the best clone!

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#4 Posted by Krakoa (816 posts) - - Show Bio
@WolfMonkey said:
" It's down to X-23, superboy, and Ben Rielly.. My opinion? i favor Laura. Superboy's kinda cool too. But still... X-23 "
I draw the same conclusion, only sans Ben Reilly, he was too sloppily executed in my opinion. 
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#6 Posted by ccrosby (72 posts) - - Show Bio
I agree with it being down to those three-  and X-Force did a great job finishing up the characterization of Laura that started in New X-Men (before that, I absolutely hated her).  Though I can't count out Kon or Ben Reilly-  I grew up with those two being both my Superboy and Spider-Man respectively and since they are two of my favorite characters its a tough choice.  All three of them are great though.
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#7 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3641 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm actually with Jimmy Palmiotti on this one. I'm not the biggest clone fan.  He's right, it's such a weak story tool.

 Brianna Diggers
 Brianna Diggers
If I had to pick someone. I would say Brianna Diggers. She's sort of a clone. She's a combination of both Gina and Britanny Diggers. Though, she shares a lot similar with her sisters. She's pretty much her own person with personality and quirks.
X-23 is an 'interesting' character, but she was trying to influence the vote here in her favor. The writers have tried different things with her. Not sure she's really been established well, yet.

I do find it interesting how Ben Reilly got all those mentions. Considering he came from a story arc with the most gross overuse of clones in comics, outside of prequel-Star Wars comics.
Note sure if you could count Secret Invasion as a clone story, but close. They were copies who though they were the real deal.
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#8 Posted by CrimsonInuTears (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Heh, Hush may have been a joke for Bruce, but the new one totally counts~ ^_^

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#10 Posted by weapon154 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

Ummmm.... Either Ben Reily....or X-23. OR Superboy, they all rose above their clone related status and became fan-favorites, so it really is hard to tell.

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#11 Posted by superzero93 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

hands down Superboy  he is the best clone then it has to be Ben Reily, original Bizzaro and X-23

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#12 Posted by Asymmetrical (23750 posts) - - Show Bio

"Eff the clones" - Jimmy Palmiotti 
I feel like that should be on a list of greatest quotes somewhere

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#13 Posted by karrob (4304 posts) - - Show Bio
@WolfMonkey said:
" It's down to X-23, superboy, and Ben Rielly.. My opinion? i favor Laura. Superboy's kinda cool too. But still... X-23 "
I agree
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#14 Posted by SigersonLTD (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Again, I have to ask myself, how'd I miss you guys there? Oh, you didn't stop by the CCAS booth ;) 
I agree with Jim Palmiotti.... 

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#15 Posted by Jake Fury (21943 posts) - - Show Bio

Bizarro am worst clone
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#16 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2321 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 hands down, been reading her solo series and most of her x-force run and she has become my favorite character which is funny because i kinda hate wolverine(exception, him on x-force) but she's a clone done right 
she has some similarities to wolverine but she varies enough to be her own awesome character 
but she isn't fully established yet I'd say she's about 60-70% fleshed out

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#17 Edited by Namor1987 (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy, X-23, Kaine, Divine, Stryfe, & Madelyne Pryor

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#18 Posted by Herx (531 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm, i gotta go with the rest of you and say Superboy, Ben Rielly and X-23. You do sort of forget that their clones of other characters as the act diffarently from their double, which dose sort of rais them from being "just a clone" to being "a clone of <insert hero name> But......"
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#19 Posted by comicbikerscott (152 posts) - - Show Bio

x-23, madelyne, pryor, superboy is only half of a clone i also like ben reiley
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#20 Posted by Vitality (1879 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 is the best because she makes the most sense.
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#21 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (770 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the drive behind the concept of X-23, the whole 'where in Logan's life he took a left, this character took a right'  I hope to see her grow as a character more.
That said I hate it being used as a deus ex machina for plot's sake.

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#22 Posted by tbpinkfloyd (128 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 Has the best story to back up her existence. She isn't a replacement version of Wolverine; instead, she's something entirely new with a very spy vs spy/sci fi background. It was smart to make her a kid because then Wolverine becomes like a protector a la X-Force.

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#23 Posted by MikeDanger (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Bizarro is the most iconic
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#24 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23, shes been through a lot.

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#25 Posted by Roninidas (396 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a huge fan of X-23.  I was actually at Wondercon when I picked up the Hard Cover Graphic Novel that complied X-23/ NYX together.  I've been following her ever since. 

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#26 Posted by Blindside002 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 is one of my favorite characters, so without a doubt in my mine Laura takes to gold here with me.

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#27 Posted by superboy12 (267 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy, Ben Reilly, and X-23
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#28 Edited by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Good answear, Tony. You would not want to get sliced by X-23 
Clones of Jim Lee lol So funny, because it's true :P

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#29 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14580 posts) - - Show Bio

ben riley was my first clone fav , but x23 has come on alot since she first apperred. I'am torn between as a number one choice since i liked each for own reasons.

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#30 Posted by Alphaproto (409 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 and who ever cloned X-23 and made her cosplay as herself.
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#31 Posted by queenfrost_ (2613 posts) - - Show Bio

Madylene Pryor <3

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#32 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 and Superboy are my favorites, I like Ben Reilly too, but I havent read too much of him.

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#33 Posted by chowy (68 posts) - - Show Bio

There was also Match, a clone from an other clone

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#35 Posted by Darth Paul (292 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always like Ben Reiley the best. Scarlet Spider has a really cool look imo.

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#36 Posted by X (261 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm such a big Super-Fan so i'm partial to Superboy

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#37 Posted by nick7913 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

The best clone is Ah-nold's clone:

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#38 Posted by antiterra (175 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23, definitely. In the past few years, she's gained a lot of consistency -- something she lacked in the early days when she went from being a withdrawn, wounded teenager in NYX to an aggressive, feral wolf-child who was kinda lost in the background of the X-Men.

NYX, the two mini-series and the current X-23 ongoing are all very consistent with each other and show a believable and "human" evolution. But then I shouldn't be surprised I like the ongoing so much: Marjorie Liu has never disappointed so far (looking forward to the Black Widow: The Name of the Rose TPB!).

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#39 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy.  I was buying his title for some time so if a character that is actually a clone can get me to do that, I have to give him the vote.   
However I agree a little bit with Jimmy Palmiotti but still, there have been good clone characters. 
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#40 Posted by fbdarkangel (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 all the way! :)

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#41 Posted by staceydillon (59 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23. duuh. She is a real person, more real then the other clones imo.

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#43 Posted by lvenger (32789 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta say it's joint between Conner and Ben Reilly. They became popular for being something other than a clone of Superman or Spider-Man and became fleshed out characters in their own rights

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#45 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

Like almost everyone else, it's out of X-23 and Superboy, but I also like Spiderwoman from the Ultimate universe.

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#46 Posted by Wolverine0628 (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, Madelyne Pryor is interesting, and I like Power Girl, if she counts.
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#47 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy is my favorite clone by far!

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#48 Posted by GothamRed (2618 posts) - - Show Bio

ben reilly and superboy, because I will defend to the death that X-23 ISN'T A CLONE, no matter what the writers of her story say

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#49 Posted by Joe Venom (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

CTFU! "F the clones" well said Palmiotti!
but if I had to choose I was always a big fan of Stryfe! the prefect clone of Cable

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#50 Posted by PumpkinBomb (501 posts) - - Show Bio
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