Operation S.I.N. #1

Operation S.I.N. #1

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Rich Ellis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• Tying into the explosive events of ORIGINAL SIN, see an untold story from the origins of the Marvel Universe!
•  After an alien energy source is discovered in Russia in the early 1950's, it's up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find out what happened.
•  But a newly-risen terrorist group going by the name Hydra also happens to be on the hunt for their own nefarious purposes!
•  It's only when a mysterious operative going by the name of Woodrow McCord enters the picture to aid Peggy and Howard that they realize just how far some people are willing to go to keep the Earth s more

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Jan 8, 2015

    Although the ending swerves the plot into what looks to be a completely different direction — it's still good stuff and I eagerly await the second issue. Recommended for those in search of a solid, retro, non-superhero yarn. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 9, 2015

    The visuals are acceptable, but the story has me hooked. I'll return to this Marvel comic to see just what's going on. Hopefully ABC's Agent Carter has as good a story as this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 12, 2015

    With the Agent Carter TV show recently debuting, it's a shame that there's no reference to Agent Carter on the cover of this book. Readers walking into a comic shop won't be able to tell just what this book is about from the cover, and those who weren't fans of the Original Sin event may stay away from this issue that uses the Original Sin logo. There's plenty to like in this first issue and I'm hoping that readers will be able to find this book on the shelves. With the Agent Carter show garnering a lot of positive reviews, this could be a sleeper hit for Marvel when more people start to notice who's starring in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Bud Jan 13, 2015

    Born of Marvel's Original Sin, and dime-holed down the ink-barreled revolver of comic hitman Rich Ellis (Super Foes of Spider Man) " while illustrating the linguistically lethal stylings of the cunningly courageous Kathryn Immonen (Journey Into Mystery) " comes six chambers-worth of hollow-tipped lead to the temple, triggered forth in the form of: Operation S.I.N. #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 5, 2015

    Ellis's art has a fun, vibrant, clean feel to it. It's atraditional comic stylethat works well for miniseries. Immonen's dialogue is amusing and will probably coincide with the feeling of theAgent Carter television show well. For those only familiar with the cinematic Peggy, she is a blond in the Marvel 616. Don't let it throw you off. For those not interested in the television show, the time period or the “man on the wall” Woodrow McCord,this isn't the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 5, 2015

    If you're curious about what the Marvel Universe was like in the 1950s, you'll want to check this out. With Peggy Carter and Howard Stark ready to hit the small screen, we get the opportunity to see how their comic book counterparts behaved in a mission tying into a character introduced in ORIGINAL SIN. Kathryn Immonen's story and dialogue combined with Rich Ellis' art and Jordan Boyd's colors really captures the feel of the time period. There might be a couple moments of confusion for new readers but there is plenty of action and suspense to get you hooked. Reading this definitely makes me want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 5, 2015

    With Agent Carter on the immediate horizon, it makes perfect sense to stick that show's presumed breakout characters, the titular Peggy Carter and the debonair Howard Stark, into a book of their own. On the other hand, seems a little forced to tie that book in to a byzantine event comic that got middling reception rather than making it more accessible to nascent fans of the TV series. Either way, do yourself a favor, and don't pass Operation: SIN #1 up as an inessential tie-in book. Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis are cooking something special here, even if it needs a little more time to simmer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 6, 2015

    The pacing of Operation S.I.N. #1 drags a little bit with a great deal of introductions and exposition pushing the first real conflict of the issue to the very last page. However, that is easily forgivable given Ellis' well researched work and Immonen's refined character moments. Together they make it clear that this is a story they are invested in telling and one we should be interested in reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jan 12, 2015

    The art by Rich Ellis and Jordan Boyd is satisfactory, and it fits the era in which the story takes place. They communicate the sooty dinginess of communist Russia, and the action scene at the beginning is fun and well-choreographed (and kudos on Peggy's era-correct pajamas). Marvel is spotlighting yet another one of their kick-ass ladies, and the result is a legitimately entertaining read, especially for someone whose curiosity was piqued by the equally thrilling Agent Carter. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jan 9, 2015

    Captain America: The First Avenger was a great film with a great cast, and if Marvel wants to get some mileage out of those characters, I say more power to them.Immonen and Ellis have kicked off a potentially very entertaining series set in its own unique world. I look forward to seeing which is better, Operation S.I.N. or Agent Carter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 6, 2015

    This is a fun debut by a solid team that works well together. If Immonen and company can deliver a plot that is as entertaining as the characters, this miniseries will be a very fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2015

    The art isn't bad either. Artist Rich Ellis and colorist Jordan Boyd capture the period setting and its nostalgic, sepia tones. Ellis' character designs have a loose but charming quality. There's even a B-movie quality that begins to develop as the conflict takes a slightly weirder turn. It should be interesting to see how the artists tackle the visual challenges ahead of them as this mission grows stranger still. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jan 9, 2015

    Immonen and company offer a fun, "just roll with it" kind of story that also subtly grounds Soviet-specific characters to their place in history. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Jan 8, 2015

    While this isn't the best first issue you will read there is promise for something quite fun. Peggy Carter is one of the most beloved Marvel characters of recent years and let's hope that this series builds her reputation and fan base. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 10, 2015

    Operation S.I.N. #1 has some of the issues that come with both crossover madness and retroactive insertion of stories, but manages to be both entertaining and well-drawn, with a compelling lead character. Read Full Review

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