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Original Sin #2 - Bomb Full of Secrets

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The heroes are closing in on those that killed the Watcher. Or is there more to it than they thought?

The Good

This is only issue #2? Sheesh. And I mean that in a good way. There's a lot going on here. With someone like the Watcher getting killed, you would expect this to be a big deal. Everyone should get involved. It's a great reminder of how big the Marvel Universe is and we're getting some interesting pairings (Black Panther, Emma Frost, and Scott Lang?). Jason Aaron is taking us all over the Marvel Universe as well as we see the different factions trying to figure out who killed the Watcher.

And of course we can expect some twists. And we're only in issue #2!

Mike Deodato's art is always a blast to see. He gets to draw so many different characters and places. We're getting pretty lucky in this series. He even draws Iron Man with no pants. Frank Martin's colors are great as well. The New York City skyline looks gorgeous. Then seeing an explosion in that sky...woo!

The Bad

It almost feels like we're missing some of the minor details. Things are happening fast. That's not totally a bad thing as having an 'event' story drag on can really kill the vibe. We have so many heroes that have come together and you can't help but wonder how everyone was gathered and convinced to join in. There are some questions about some of the others like who teamed Doctor Strange and Punisher together and does Cap and Fury know about this or not? With so many characters, many are getting shoved to the sidelines and not seeing a whole lot of actual action.

I love Mike Deodato's art but there are some times when the inking or color almost washes out some of the details in characters. I thought it was intentional when the two "killers" were being shown, to mask their true identity but some of this also happens when the heroes are out in broad daylight.

The Verdict

ORIGINAL SIN is off to a frantic start. There's a lot going on and that's what you want and expect in a big comic book event. Jason Aaron and Marvel are unleashing all the big guns to try to sort out this big mystery. Mike Deodato's art and Frank Martin's colors will bring a smile to your face. Having a nice juicy mystery in the Marvel Universe is fun and it's a great feeling not having an idea where things are going to go. Lots of great crazy reveals and the series is just beginning.