Uatu the watcher, one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe, has been murdered. First of all, how is that even possible? Second, who was bold enough to kill the Watcher, and what gun was large and powerful enough to blast a hole in his ginormous head? The killer(s) even stole his eyes.
I would say the Watcher was caught off guard, but that would be silly of me. Uatu was the Watcher, he saw EVERYTHING in the universe.
Nick Fury is the leader of a stellar cast of heroes and vigilants, including some of my favorites such as Black Widow, Thor, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Punisher, Moon Knight, and Gamora, as they work endlessly to solve the greatest murder mystery in the history of comics. Not just comic books by Marvel, but ALL COMICS.
Jason Aaron is the writer of this chilling eight-part mini-series, published by Marvel Comics. Sharp dialogue with great character interactions. Aaron created a diverse team of heroes and vigilantes, and I can’t wait to see them work as a team. With snarks such as Punisher and Wolverine, I’m sure I’ll be laughing at some point. Well I already did, the scenes with Punisher and Dr. Strange. But for now, I need to focus on Aaron’s frightening script, because this is one murder mystery that is definitely getting my full attention.
The superb artwork was provided by Mike Deodato (artist) and Frank Martin (colors). Their frightening panels match Aaron’s script perfectly. I especially like that magnificent spread of the Watcher sprawled out on the floor with blood gushing from his eyes, and the gunshot wound to his head (I work in an ER so I’ve seen it all, nothing is gross to me).
I’m definitely going to read the entire the Original Sin mini-series. However, I’m not going to read all of the tie-ins, just the titles I currently read.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
Original Sin is a great murder mystery that I strongly recommend. Along with the art, the writing is sharp and gives that frightening feel that’s needed to appreciate this suspensful comic to the fullest.
I also recommend that you read Original Sin #0, it’s an introduction to Uatu the Watcher.
Original Sin #1 gets 5/5 stars.