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Who Killed the Watcher in Marvel's ORIGINAL SIN?

Uatu the Watcher is found dead. Who killed him? Marvel's summer event explores this mystery.

Back in November, Marvel teased the death of the Watcher. Today, we get our first peak into the upcoming summer event, ORIGINAL SIN written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Mike Deodato Jr.

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Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Today, Marvel is proud to announce ORIGINAL SIN, the eight-part blockbuster comic event of the summer, from critically acclaimed writer Jason Aaron (Amazing X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder) and red-hot artist, Mike Deodato Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, New Avengers)!

On the moon, the dead body of Uatu, the Watcher is discovered. His home destroyed. Looted of its valuable alien technology. Now, the manhunt is on. And the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe – Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Black Widow, and more are on the hunt for his murderer.

But no one is ready for the secret knowledge the Watcher held. Secrets that will shake the Marvel Universe and it’s heroes to their very core!

“This is basically a crime story. A murder mystery. A manhunt. But with the entirety of the Marvel Universe as its backdrop,” said Jason Aaron. We’re taking all the toys out of their packaging for this one. Everyone and everything is in play. For some characters, life will never be the same again. And it’s only a matter of time before more bodies are popping up.”

What did the Watcher see? And who wanted him dead because of it? With the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe in the hands of his killer, it’s won’t be long before the shocking truth comes out! And even the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe are not safe from the skeletons in their closets. All sins come with a price, and this summer – the truth can cost your life! This is…ORIGINAL SIN!

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ORIGINAL SIN coming this summer.

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Highly unlikely, but what if they take a huge risk and turn a hero evil? Regardless, its Jason Aaron so I'll be reading it for sure.

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squirrel girl did it

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Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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they took the poor dudes eyes :- /

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Loeb Force Rulk

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Wasn't it Thanos? Just read Nova a month or so ago and he talked about wanting to find him while smiling. Seemed pretty telling to me.

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Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

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Who watches the watcher.....die?

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Another Jason Aaron Event? No... No... NOOOO

Although considering the Gorr Storyline was actually a great detective storyline, this might work

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Maybe... Jason Aaron plus Mike Deodato is very tempting indeed.

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Isn't this how Final Crisis started XD

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I doubt I'll read it, because money and newly found lack of interest in comic book events, but it looks decent.

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Aaron has been killing it on God of Thunder but I'm very hesitant on his event writing. Plus another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

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It was the butler.

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Noooo!!!! I'll miss you Uatu , you potato headed fool! :'(

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@life_without_progress: What do you mean by "Another Jason Aaron event?" I mean, the only other Marvel events that he's written were written by a team of 3-5 different writers, so I wouldn't really call them "Jason Aaron Events".

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I hedging my bets on the hyno hustler...NO ONE EXPECTS THE HYPNO HUSTLER!

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Firstly we got Crisis on Infinite Earths in New Avengers, now this. Say hellow to Final Crisis! Or is it Identity Crisis? Death, investigation, skeletons in closets...

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i hope its a character we already know. i would love to see it be doom bc well one doom knows the watcher hes smart enough to know how to kill him and doom with the watchers tech (and eyes?) he could be the biggest threat again in the marvel universe. i would also love to see a hero turn villain just bc i feel we need it. lol wut if spock did it ?

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Heh. Maybe Illuminati kills him to cover their actions and after investigation they will be hunted as promised in Rogue Planet...?

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Black Bolt. The Watcher came to witness : The Flu of The King. Wrong idea.

@lvenger said:

another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

What he said.

But, it might be a different kind of story, which could be refreshing. After Fear Itself, AoU and AvX, Hickman made me believe again in events, maybe this one will be good too ?

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@e1000: I tend not to get my hopes up about event storylines so I can be pleasantly surprised by one that is actually good.

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@longbowhunter said:

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

I wonder as well.

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Finally, a Marvel event. Seems like it's been minutes since the last one

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Something kills one of the galaxy's most powerful cosmic beings...

So let's send a bunch of primitive earthlings to investigate!

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@rubear: They will be hunted either way, but they've killed whole other worlds to save their world. They can't have Uatu watching them!

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Forget the death of the Watcher, I'm more worried about Marvel mentioning this is their first event of 2014

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@lvenger said:

Aaron has been killing it on God of Thunder but I'm very hesitant on his event writing. Plus another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

I feel the same way. Events are things that are supposed to feel special. Not something we get every 2 months...

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I'm down I usually am a fan of Marvel's events.

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@maccyd: To be fair, Uatu is earth's watcher so maybe nobody else gives a shit?

I'm conflicted about this. Aaron is writing but the premise doesn't really grab me. I like the characters involved (OG Nick Fury and Dr. Strange) but I heard the phrase Dr. Strange and Punisher buddy cop relationship and I cringed.

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@bigtewell said:

i hope its a character we already know. i would love to see it be doom bc well one doom knows the watcher hes smart enough to know how to kill him and doom with the watchers tech (and eyes?) he could be the biggest threat again in the marvel universe. i would also love to see a hero turn villain just bc i feel we need it. lol wut if spock did it ?

.... No we don't need a mother poorly written hero turned villain story just look at how Bendis wrote Sentry.

As to the story, its written by Jason his Schism event showed he's unable to write multiple characters with differing opinions so I'm going to skip it. Frankly I'm shocked he's done so well with Thor given how my views of Street Level writers are better off writing grounded or indie titles in general. Good to see OG Nick Fury hope his new son meets an untimely death of bad Jackson knockoffs with OG Nick coming back to SHIELD.

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I said to a friend of mine straight away that I'm expecting it to be Dr Doom but it could be Iron man (back on the drink again and Uatu tries to give him done friendly advice and POW!) it could be Red Skull (I'm not how he's getting on with prX's brain and that) or it could of been Thanos as they seem to love him at the moment.

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YES NICK FURY IS THERE! :):)

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seems the avengers have been shopping at the guardians costume shop lol just horrible. and did marvel forget that a few years ago the x-men had a storyline/crossover called original sin that introduced miss sinister?

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With the exception of Nick Fury, the cast of the first group is pretty much the same one that these events are always focused on: Cap, Iron Man & Thor. At least the second group is made up of a rather interesting diverse group: Punisher, Doctor Strange, Emma Frost, Ant-Man & Black Panther.

No doubts really about the creative talent, here's to hoping they deliver.

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Whoever did it give'em a medal!

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The reason this story seems pointless is we've had a a story of Galactus's death and he came back and with Uatu thats nothing new he's dead wait for oh say two to four years and boom he's back. Sure he'll have replacement in his stead similar in vein different personality but thats about it. Still its for best Uatu is better off away from such terrible creative teams from marvel he deserves some R&R in limbo with rest of the barely used Marvel and DC characters. Perhaps him and Elongated man will form a detective partnership and Sue being the coordinator of the operations. They'll put Heroes For Hire to shame.

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@notoriousmistersims: Damn, beat me to it! :p

Sticking with my 2nd suspect and going with his brother, Tomatu the Murderer.

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Margaret the Killer murdered Uatu the Watcher. I'm actually hilarious..

EDIT just realised @mightyrearranger beat me to it. Boo.

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Howard the duck

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@thecheesestabber said:

@longbowhunter said:

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

I wonder as well.

I wonder more :P

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Finally, a Marvel event. Seems like it's been minutes since the last one

This doesnt start until summer they have time for at least one more before then.

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Despite not being a fan of them killing off the watcher, this is the kind of event I might be interested in buying if Marvel hadn't been beating their events with a dead horse (or somethin' to that effect) for the past five years. But hey, all the other architects have had the opportunity to tarnish their stellar reputations with half-baked events that went nowhere, I suppose Aaron deserves his shot too.

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inhumans. "you dont see sh*t"

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@rubear: If you haven't already noticed, one of Marvel's more prominent traits is that it is a die hard copycat for anything that DC does. But then again it is said that mimicry is the most sincere form of flattery…

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@rubear: If you haven't already noticed, one of Marvel's more prominent traits is that it is a die hard copycat for anything that DC does. But then again it is said that mimicry is the most sincere form of flattery…

Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Secret War, Planet Hulk, Realm/War of Kings, Annihilation, Ultimate Universe

and lets not forget who came out first... Namor or Aquaman (google it ;)

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@serrure: much like Catwoman came before Black Cat, Green Arrow before Hawkeye, Doom Patrol before X-Men, Deathstroke before Deadpool, Darkseid before Thanos, etc. 95% of the time Marvel is copying ideas from DC and the other half trying to stay relevant through movies.