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Original Sin #3: Review

Jun 2014
Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato Jr.

Story Name:

Trust No One, Not Even Yourself

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Original Sin #3 Review by (June 7, 2014)
Review: Finally we get to some secrets, though it looks like most of the juicy ones are being shunted off to tie-in issues. But the intrigue really ramps up with this one—Bucky’s the baddie? And they spent so much time convincing us he was a good guy—Ed Brubaker will be disappointed—though it’s too soon in the series for it to be anything other than a fake-out. Another dark issue in a dark series by Jason Aaron who is so far doing a great job of juggling the army of characters while not getting as dark as his Thor run. And Mike Dedato is one of the best action artists with his mostly realistic look. Pretty cool so far but I’m expecting more fireworks as this goes on.

Comments: Cameos by Black Widow, Falcon, Iceman, Iron Man, Kitty Pryde, Magik, Nova, Storm, Thing. Spidey’s and Daredevil’s secrets will be revealed in their own titles; Iron Man’s and Hulk’s in the special 3.1-3.4 titled HULK VS. IRON MAN and Thor’s in 5.1-5.1, THOR AND LOKI: THE TENTH REALM.


Original Sin #3 Review by (June 16, 2014)
3 tie-ins came out since #2:- In Avengers #30 the time-travelling Avengers make their 1st temporary stop 48 years ahead. The Avengers Union tell them some things about what's happening, and persuade Iron Man to return to the present immediately to prevent the Illuminati messing up in New Avengers. It turns out that #29-30 (and the preceding story arc about the alternate bad Avengers) happen between NAv#15 and #18 (Iron Man wasn't really in #16-17). *Exactly* how this all fits in to the OS plotline (if the direct connection above is true) will depend on which Avengers appear in later OS issues, and when they effectively return from the ongoing time-travel. Deadpool#29 mainly continues the ongoing storyline of Deadpool vs vampires. But the 2 SHIELD Agent supporting characters start investigating Deadpool's past with info from the Watcher's eye when it was unveiled in OS#3. Mighty Avengers #10 jumps right into OS, but not yet with Cage's secret. The group chase a Mindless One. Blue Marvel, a friend of the Watcher, consoles Uatu's wife Ulana (recently introduced in FF).

As well as the ones Peter mentions, various other secrets will be followed up in tie-ins:- Thing's in Fantastic Four, Luke Cage's in Mighty Avengers, Nova's in Nova, the X-Men's in Uncanny X-Men, plus a couple of SHIELD agents learn something about Deadpool. I don't know about Black Widow and Falcon's secrets. Maybe they'll be part of Original Sins? If Captain America's secret is what he now remembers of New Avengers stuff, then that ties the current Avengers and New Avengers issues directly into this event, rather than the loose thematic connection I imagined before. I also don't know how Starlord's secret in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 will fit in.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Original Sin #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Flashback: The Orb tells Dr. Midas and his daughter Exterminatrix about his dreams of the Watcher’s home on the moon and they agree to help him loot the place to gain Uatu’s secrets….

Which leads to Orb now unleashing the power of the Watcher’s eye on the assembled heroes. Suddenly, they and several civilian bystanders are aware of traumatizing secrets which cause many to go mad or run off to investigate. Nick Fury, the only one unaffected, places The Orb under arrest, though he denies killing the Watcher….

Deep underground, Black Panther, Emma Frost, and Ant-Man have examined the dead monsters and found they had all been shot with the same type of Gamma-irradiated bullets as Uatu. In an alternate dimension, Punisher deduces that the dead alien there was shot from an incredible distance away; Dr. Strange asks for names of sharpshooters who could do that. In space, Gamora, Moon Knight, and Winter Soldier discover a trail of shell casings and follow it in their ship. Their mysterious boss is pleased with how things are turning out….

At Avengers Tower, Wolverine and Hulk are interrogating The Orb but he will only talk to Nick Fury. Captain America and Fury bring us up to date: Reed Richards theorizes that the Watcher’s eyes acted like storage devices and all of his memories were unleashed when one was unveiled. Half the team has dropped out to deal with the secrets. Even Cap has something he won’t talk about. So the question is, why is Nick Fury the only one who didn’t see anything?

The space team (Gamora, Moon Knight, and Winter Soldier) follow the trail of spent shell casings back to a desolate planet where, with a shock, they realize that the planet itself was the murder victim, one of the sentient ecosystems like Ego. As they go to report back to Earth, Gamora and Spector discover that Bucky is gone…then the ship is destroyed by an explosion…. As Nick Fury continues to ponder the Watcher’s secrets, Winter Soldier arrives there and shoots him down, then decapitates him with a machete. Finally Bucky seizes the eye….


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Mike Deodato Jr.
Mike Deodato Jr.
Frank Martin
Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover Penciler)
Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover Inker)
Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

(T'Challa)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Luke Cage
Luke Cage

(Power Man)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)
Punisher
Punisher

(Frank Castle)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Watcher
Watcher

(Uatu)
Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier

(Bucky Barnes)
Wolverine
Wolverine

(James Howlett)

Plus: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Emma Frost, Exterminatrix, Mindless Ones, The Orb.