Original Sin #5

Original Sin #5

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 14
6.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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  • 8.6
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jul 2, 2014

    Original Sin #5 is an over-the-top issue, with a lot of incredibly unbelievable plot development. If you're following the event, prepare to be a little annoyed. If you can put your disbelief on the shelf, and try to remember that this is a Superhero book"well, you are stronger than I. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 2, 2014

    As before, Mike Deodato excels himself with his pencils, while Frank Martin's colours add a lot to the overall experience as well. The expressions on all the characters involved, especially Nick Fury himself, are top-notch and I certainly can't fault the comic for any shortcomings in the story that are inevitably reflected in the artwork. And I'll admit that is super-awesome to see Nick Fury as a complete badass, standing in space on a very, very small asteroid with a giant sniper gun in his hand. Quite" heroic, I'd say. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jul 4, 2014

    The proverbial calm before the storm, Original Sin #5 slows the pace down even more from last issues talking heads, and takes us back through Furys hidden past. Its enjoyable, engaging stuff, and so long as youre willing to be swept along with the narrative youll no doubt have a lot of fun. If you go in looking for specific answers you may be disappointed, but otherwise a solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 1, 2014

    Readers looking for extreme amounts of fireworks may not find them in Original Sin #5, as much of the issue is a look back at what Fury has been doing for decades. The momentum of the series is shifted, but Aaron plants many seeds for storylines to grow and there is definitely more than enough mystery surrounding this series to keep it going. This is a great look at what makes Nick Fury who he is, and any time Aaron gets the chance to write this legendary character I will be all over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 1, 2014

    This issue of ORIGINAL SIN takes a tiny break from the main action. As we discover the true past of a certain character, we get to sit back and enjoy the tale. The information does tie into the overall story but it feels a little disruptive in slowing things down. It is something long time readers and fans of the character won't want to miss. Mike Deodato's art and Frank Martin's colors shine with some minor distractions. What all these revelations mean to the bigger picture and the Marvel Universe remains to be seen. You just might find yourself having to stop and let it all sink in. I can't wait to see what Jason Aaron has in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 2, 2014

    Like I said, three more issues left and a lot of questions still needing to be answered. For now though, this was a fun break in everything else that's been happening. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 2, 2014

    If you're interested in a well told story with a couple surprises that doesn't at all move along the main storyline then by all means give this a looksie! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jul 3, 2014

    As I've said before, if the series can keep from being overwhelmed by the “secret histories” and stick to the actual plot of the murder of the Watcher, it'll keep on being Marvel's most satisfying event in years. This issue treads a fine line, but so far stays on the right side. Here's hoping it keeps moving in the right direction for the climax. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 1, 2014

    This is an improvement from the last issue, but it's not as strong as the opening was. A flashback issue to kick off the second half of this event is a bit unconventional, but it mostly works here. We're finally making some headway on answering the murder mystery that is central to the story and we're gaining insight on a character that we thought we were pretty familiar with. Deodato robs the books of a some clarity with his layouts, but hopefully he can right the ship next issue. Across the tie-ins and spin-offs, there are a lot of changes happening in the Marvel Universe and even if they don't seem to be important just yet, they'll have to come to a head. Original Sin has three more issues to solidify how it will be remembered. Here's hoping a satisfying conclusion is just around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 5, 2014

    This event is turning out to be one to skip. There simply isn't enough going on it. If you like Nick Fury then you should pick this issue up. If you want plot movement or are looking for something to tie into the story from the previous four issues then you have found the issue to skip. Good read, but odd unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jul 3, 2014

    Were over halfway through Original Sin and Aaron and Deodato have delivered a pretty strong event so far. The excellence in the visual department have made it much easier to tolerate the occasion shift in pacing with the script. While the art is spectacular, the scripting of this fifth issue was a pretty substantial shift for the series which may have thrown some readers for a loop. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jul 4, 2014

    From issue #1 people have speculated that Original Sin's true purpose was not in fact about the death of Uatu so much as it was an elaborate way to resolve some of Marvel's unresolved continuity problems. The events so far and most recent cliff-hanger seem to confirm this and provides a reason to return to the story for issue #6, at the same time though the heavy-handedness of Jason Aaron's tale is starting to take its toll. Original Sin #5 is probably the worst of the five issues out in the event so far but is still worth checking in for if you've been keeping up with it. When everything is concluded I have a feeling that Original Sin #5 will be able to be skipped from the eight issue run and not really make a difference. It makes it a hard book to recommend on its own despite its perfectly acceptable level of quality; a throw away stop gap in a series of endless mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2014

    Original Sin #5 is a bit of a disappointment considering the wow factor of issue #4's cliffhanger. Jason Aaron is obviously looking to subvert much of what we thought we knew about Marvel's master spy. However, the revelations in this issue don't justify the decision to focus an entire issue on flashback material. Hopefully the big twists, surprises, and fun character dynamics will return as this event returns to the present day in issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 2, 2014

    "Original Sin" #5 ends with Fury asking if anyone has questions. As a reader, I've got questions and there's no doubt the characters do as well. There isn't time for answers here, as Aaron and company use this issue as a bit of a transitional piece, shifting from the crazy discoveries of the early half of this series while setting up developments to come. Five issues in, things are no clearer than they were at "Original Sin's" start. Players are on the board, but there's a plethora of subplots without providing any clarity. "Original Sin" #5, despite being a sidebar, exacerbates the developments of the story and is certain to leave readers clutching for more in hopes of finally discovering some true answers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jul 3, 2014

    Overall, Original Sin #5 is an issue that takes away from the bigger picture while we focus on Nick Fury past. It's an slow issue too, and it hardly tops the shocking revelation from the previous two issues. Hopefully the elements we love about the crossover will be back for issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 4, 2014

    The mini-series Original Sin continues to make very little sense. Heroes are sent on a mission to uncover a mystery - but the guy who sent them already knew the answer? So why bother? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jul 9, 2014

    Although I'm not going to let a retcon ruin a story for me, and I'm still going to be picking up the next issue of the event, Original Sin #5 does nothing but explain away a couple of established mysteries through the establishment of still more mysteries. Which would have been just fine if the solution to these mysteries wasn't an obscenely dramatic change to a character for the sheer reason of making the overall story work. Filling in Fury's retconned backstory, while a necessity for the entire Original Sin story, was such a departure from the previous issues in the series that it felt like the brakes were smashed to the floor, and any momentum that had been gained is completely lost. This was a big speed bump for the series, but with 3 issues to go there's plenty of time to save it, but it definitely needs saving after this ish. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 3, 2014

    Original Sin has been a surprisingly good mini series so far and Jason Aaron should get a ton of credit for his creative story. Mike Deodato and Frank Martin are consistently putting out some of their best work that adds a great deal to the story as well. This issue was good, but should have been a tie-in issue as opposed to taking away from the main story. Aaron isnt known for letting his fans down often, so expect him to knock it out of the park with the remaining issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 5, 2014

    Behold, the most worthless comic imaginable! Deep in the heart of the mysteries of Original Sin, let's waste a whole issue on a flashback that accomplishes nothing! Read Full Review

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