WHO SHOT THE WATCHER? The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching us from the moon for as long as we can remember… is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history. As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigation, other forces are marshaling as well and other questions are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen? What was the Original Sin? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? And most importantly, who now holds the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets in the palm of their hand?
What I thought
It was an interesting idea to kill off the watcher considering more than any other character he has been a constant throughout marvel history. I actually don’t remember him not being around. In that sense there is a deep feeling off loss the same way you have a neighbor who you see all your life dying in a violent manner. The next big marvel event is here and I’m not even fully recovered from INFINITY. Marvel needs to slow down I can’t keep up honestly. Mike Deodato is one art and everything looks great. Also central to this opening tale is showing the togetherness of the group before the secrets are revealed and tear them apart later. It’s a nice touch which gives what comes next more impact. It was great seeing the Black Panther/T’challa used meaningfully in this one. I like the mystery of the team being assembled around T’challa. Who is the mysterious benefactor? The mystery of the villains behind it all is another neat treat. There is also the idea floating in this story that knowledge has the power to change you. On the down side allot is going on in this opening issue and there is a big risk that all these characters may lead to things becoming convoluted.
Overall it was enjoyable though a bit too soon after the last event which I’m still not fully recovered from. Original sin #1 gets 4/5 stars
WHO HOLDS THE EYE? WHO KNOWS ITS SECRETS? The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher’s killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer’s trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. And just when Nick Fury and the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer…EVERYTHING EXPLODES, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets.
What I thought
This issue revolved around Black Panther’s team piecing together who killed the watcher. The mindless ones exposed to the watcher’s eye continue to lose their minds. Exterminatrix and a controlled set of Mindless ones attack the Avengers who are trying in their own way to find the Watcher’s killer. The Avengers and an assortment of X-men manage to beat Exterminatrix and her team. Just then the veiled villain appears with the watcher’s eye in hand ready for the eye to explode and reveal its secrets.
I found this issue very entertaining from start to finish. The makeshift team around Black Panther are quite effective and I wouldn’t mind seeing them in an ongoing series. The discovery of the flowing green bullet which can kill gods, demons and watchers alike was a let down for me because….it’s a damn bullet, really! The big revelation of the villain was neat especially since it takes the villain Orb, a nobody from Ghost Rider and makes him a world class threat. Loved the art and action as well. Luke Cage, Storm and Falcon also show up to add some “color” to the all white pallet.
Overall I give this issue a 3.5/5
ANSWERS AT ALL COSTS.
In the wake of last issue’s explosion of secrets, the heroes of the Marvel U are reeling, leaving Nick Fury to stand alone.
He Who Holds the Eye is still on the run, and now we meet his boss, the villainous mastermind behind the raid on the Watcher’s lair.
And in deep space, the Winter Soldier leads a team that uncovers the most bizarre murder of all.
What I thought
Flashback to Orb meeting with Dr. Midas and making plans to steal the Watcher’s secrets. Now Orb unleashes the Watcher eye bomb on the heroes. Black Panther and his team discover green irradiated bullets have been used to kill the monsters in the center of the earth. In space Bucky and company realize the same bullets have been used to kill a living planet. Bucky makes off when no one is looking after blowing up his ship stranding Gamora and Moon Night in space. Bucky teleports back to earth kills nick Fury and takes back the Watcher’s eye.
What I thought
Again I like the use of these obscure villains Midas was a villain in the 2000 series Marvel Boy created by Grant Morrison. This issue was the best one yet as the mystery gets solved in different locations leading to a big reveal at the end that has set the internet ablaze. The death of Nick Fury was set in motion the minute Sam Jackson became popular as Nick Fury and marvel moved in to making Nick Fury jr to take over. It’s all been set up so his death was just a way to finally move him to comic book limbo. This issue had no action and Non of these characters have managed to create an emotional resonance enough with me to warrant me caring about what occurred. Cool issue with a shock ending meant to evoke internet chatter to boost sales.
Overall I give Original Sin #3-4/5