Original Sin #2

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 22
7.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher's killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer's trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. And just when Nick Fury and the Avengers think they've cornered their murderer...EVERYTHING EXPLODES, unleashing the Marvel Universe's greatest secrets.

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune May 23, 2014

    Original Sin #2 gives me a lot of faith in this event. While the wider premise of ‘secrets revealed' will obviously bring back a mixed bag of results as it permeates through Marvel's entire line of titles, the core series as it is so far is remaining focused on providing a fast-paced, action-packed murder mystery right at the heart of the Marvel Universe; one that encompasses everybody and everything in its quest to reveal the truth. Every character that's given room in this book is given a purpose, and as the mystery deepens I'm on board to follow wherever it leads me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 21, 2014

    Go get this. It is not a marketing ploy. It is not a throw-away title. Original Sin has proven it's a mini-series that should be paid attention to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges May 22, 2014

    Original Sin is shaping up to be a masterpiece, well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 21, 2014

    Original Sin #2 is a solid follow up to the first issue. The story is moving forward, there is a very interesting reveal at the end of the issue and Aaron and Deodato are building a very good mystery. The ramifications for the Marvel Universe as a whole are yet to be seen, though it is obvious that the consequences from this series will be far reaching. This is a big story and the second chapter builds well on the first and if you enjoyed Original Sin #1 then this second issue is a sure bet. It's early, but so far Aaron and Deodato are building a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 23, 2014

    Really, I'd say most, if not all, of this comic is crazy. The set pieces, wild characters, and layers of deception would make for an unwieldy comic under another writer but Aaron manages to keep the plot focused enough to still be incredibly entertaining, and really, that's what seems to be the most important here. I have no idea what's going on with "Original Sin", I haven't got the faintest clue on who the killer is, and I can't possibly see where this series is going from here. But I am all in for this crazy roller coaster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 21, 2014

    Some good bits to this issue, but some bad ones too, although it has gotten slightly better than the previous one, if it is nowhere near as good as the #0 issue, which was by a different creative team altogether. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 21, 2014

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 21, 2014

    Although this is a set up issue, its still a very fun and entertaining read. Aaron writes with an ease that draws readers in and Deodato wows them with his fantastic art. This series has been good so far and will hopefully only get better in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 22, 2014

    I'm hoping that Aaron has a few twists and turns up his sleeve to keep the mystery alive. I feel that he does, but at this point I'm really hoping the thrust of the plot doesn't get stalled by these “sins” being revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio May 25, 2014

    If you look at the structure of a story, 'Original Sin' is still in the early stages. We're a bit past the exposition, though we haven't exactly reached the hearty Act II yet. But the story has managed to pull some impressive twists and turns out of nowhere and has most definitely kept it's audience interested. There is a ton of potential with this latest Marvel Comics event to go either way at this point, although I get a positive feeling from this one, especially after this issue. We'll see how right I am about it in two weeks, but I have faith that this could be an event that will have True Believers talking in comic shops around the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 21, 2014

    All around this is a table setting issue that revealed little but the implications of the final page are kind of huge, albeit something we've seen before it does play out as it appears to be. That said, it looks great and adequately sets up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer May 24, 2014

    Original Sin #2 was by no means a bad book, but it took a direction away from issue #1 that was unexpected in a way that leaves the reader wondering just where the event is going from here. I'm sure Aaron has a plan in place for the rest of the event, but this unsureness encompassing the overarching tone of the title, ie. the mystery, leaves a question in the reader's mind about just how much footing the event has. A slow, clunky start is not the way to sell an event early-on in the process, and it seems like a ton of the potential this title had in issue one was quickly taken away by the end of issue #2. Sure, Aaron can do away with all that within the first two pages of issue #3, but then what the hell was the point of this issue #2? Murder mysteries require there to be questions needing answers, but this event has way too many questions about the plot, and not enough supporting the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore May 23, 2014

    "Original Sin" #2 keeps things interesting with its fast pace, genuine character chemistry, and meticulous art style. Although there is certainly room for improvement with this book, Aaron and Deodato are off to a strong start with an issue that will give readers both an adrenaline rush and a hearty chuckle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 23, 2014

    While Original Sindoesnt seem to be setting itself apart from past event comics, it is proving better in the early going than some weve seen in the last couple of years. Its tough not to read too much into things so early but patience is going to be the name of the game here. Aaron is a truly talented writer, one of the best in the business, so hes capable of pulling the strings together. But he needs to do it soon if this event is going to be remembered for the right reasons. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 30, 2014

    In terms of art, Mike Deadato is a great fit for this title. His rendering of the obscure villains like the Mindless Ones and the Exterminatrix are stylized and a bit scary, despite their overall goofy look. I was a bit skeptical when finding out his name was attached to this event, but his art works here and he's able to flex his style to fit the numerous amounts of characters involved. As far as single issues go, this may not be the best, but it does put the pieces and characters into place to tell the rest of the story. Aaron has six issues to go and next issue the story will start to pick up it's pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 23, 2014

    If not for a brief action sequence with (the original) Nick Fury, this issue would have been almost completely forgettable. Not a good sign in a big event comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Nov 23, 2014

    Overall, Original Sin is shaping up decently. Aaron may have put a bit too much on his plate for him to handle. The pairings are fun, however the amount of pairings detract from the quality of the series. One can only move a plot along so much when you have to catch up with 4 groups of characters every issue. Deodato remains a perfect fit for this series despite the awkward character design near the end of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2014

    In some ways, Jason Aaron is writing the ideal sort of event comic. Original Sin has a good sense of scope and is beginning to ramp up the action and spectacle without losing sight of the series' core appeal - the oddball, delightful character pairings. The problem is that this murder mystery isn't moving quickly enough. The series still seems mired in setup right now, and there hasn't been enough plot progression after two issues. But hopefully the ending to this issue means the sluggish pace will soon be at an end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell May 22, 2014

    This issue (like the first) can easily be skipped. Not too much happens in the story, and it can be easily summed up inthe following issue. Information that Marvel has released for the event covers most of what's happened in the story thus far. The story may not offer a lot, but it does seem like it's building to something better.The only saving grace of the comic is the phenomenal art. I did appreciatehow it wasn't a big name villain asone of the central antagonistsin an event comic. It's refreshing and it gives more credibility to the lesser-known rogues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 21, 2014

    Original Sin has six more issue to really come around but it seems like Aaron is going to have trouble balancing each of his different task forces. He’s especially having a hard time finding the different voices on each squad, a problem he didn’t have as much in issue one because he could rely on Thor, Captain America and Wolverine, characters that he’s fairly familiar with. Deodato’s art will look a lot better the more the story expands into space but he need to ease off the pedal with his heavy inking during daytime scenes. I didn’t think this event would start spinning its wheels so quickly, but here we are. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 24, 2014

    Welp, Original Sin is still going and they produced a second issue. That's really all there is to say. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 24, 2014

    Original Sin isn't doing much in the opening act. There is some more setup in this issue and there are some decent interactions but that's really it. I'm not sure where this heading but at least the next issue ships in two weeks to speed this along. Hopefully this will turn around in a hurry. Another issue of setup is not going to cut it. Read Full Review

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