Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man #1

Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man #1

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
6.7User Rating


  • 7.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jun 27, 2014

    Taking two characters from similar backgrounds in military weaponry and merging certain parts of their story doesn't just make sense, it sort of feels weird that it hasn't been explored/exploited more previously, so in that sense the retcons feel natural and the Sins more believable. Whether the final product will be a story for the ages remains to be seen, but so far so good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 27, 2014

    Somewhat of a disappointing installment of the Original Sin storyline, but the art is mostly good and there is indeed some good twist here and there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 30, 2014

    Overall, Waid, Gillen and company create a justifiable entry into Original Sin. Fans might feel that the events of this book throw too much of Marvel continuity into flux but it's hard to argue with the craft at work here. Waid has consistently prove that he writes some of the best scripts in the business and he's able to make a potentially divisive decision at least a palatable one. Bagley and the rest of the art team are definitely in sync and despite a couple of minor missteps, pull together a consistent look. This isn't a world-changing issue that you'll want to read again and again, but it is a solid entry in an otherwise scattered event. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 25, 2014

    Purists may hate the rewriting of Bruce Banner's origin, but I can assure you most will be bored with the main narrative. Still, that opening action sequence is one to behold. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 26, 2014

    "Original Sin" #3.1 fails to impress. The plot is well-defined and the story beats appear to be heading in the right direction, but this comic book just feels thin. I'm not saying "Original Sin" #3.1 is decompressed, but it certainly seems as though readers could have received a little more development, revelation and character moments. Now that the table has been set, Gillen and Waid are able to move forward and hopefully fill the story with action and suspense, which will definitely be needed to keep this series afloat for more than one subsequent issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jun 27, 2014

    With such notable writers as Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen and an artist like Mark Bagley, I was expecting Original Sin #3.1 to wow me. It was an OK start, but not spectacular. At the end you get the "sin" or hook for this embedded mini-series, and so I may check out the next issue to see how that plays out. But if it doesn't get more exciting or the plot twist isn't a winner in 3.2, I may abandon the other issues documenting this particular sin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 28, 2014

    As far as spin-offs go, this one doesn't appear to be at all essential to the main story. However, as a fan of either character then you will definitely want to pick this book up, especially if the revised origin sticks to the continuity. The book is light on action after the opening but gives a lot of in-depth character focus on both characters, but mostly through Stark's eyes. This is a good comic and a good start to this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Zom Jun 30, 2014

    Certainly, this is no Planet Hulk, and the first few pages of that EVENT alone display more depth than this entire comic. Gamma Ray Bruce Banner Rage at how Jackie Collins dapple this issue was. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jun 27, 2014

    Certain pages feel a little claustrophobic due to all of the panels, captions and dialog, but otherwise this isn't bad, it's rather interesting. I just don't need a flashback or origin reinvention right now.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 26, 2014

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jul 2, 2014

  • 7.0
    Rico Jul 11, 2014

  • 6.0
    eVanDiesel Jul 1, 2014

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