Original Sin #3

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 20
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

•  In the wake of last issue's explosion of secrets, the heroes of the Marvel U are reeling, leaving Nick Fury to stand alone.
•  He Who Holds the Eye is still on the run, and now we meet his boss, the villainous mastermind behind the raid on the Watcher's lair.
•  And in deep space, the Winter Soldier leads a team that uncovers the most bizarre murder of all.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 4, 2014

    This was by far the best issue in the series and has the potential to cause a huge uproar amongst the folks on the message boards. Jason Aaron is a talented writer and this issue shows why he continually gets picked to write these big events. The tandem of Deodato and Miller are also putting forth a great effort for anyone who is reading the series. It truly has been a joy to read so far and hopefully the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 4, 2014

    Comic Book events are nothing new these days. But there's something about ORIGINAL SIN that is keeping me captivated. We may be seeing a lot of new secrets come to light with characters in their books but the whole idea of a mystery in the Marvel Universe if just fun to read. Mike Deadato is keeping pace with Jason Aaron's script with ease. The action may be spread all over the place but that's part of the fun. We have strange pairings working for a mysterious boss and seeing these interactions has me hooked. It doesn't hurt when you have a big crazy twist of an ending either. I can't wait to see what happens next. This is the kind of comic book event I want. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jun 6, 2014

    This issue was a major step up for an already stellar event. The epic moments really were epic, and the shocking moments were graphic and brutal. The art has likewise gone up a level here. The quality is in the details, and from the huge splash pages to the smaller panels, Deodato has upped his game and delivered here big time. I cannot wait to see what he and Jason Aaron have up their sleeves for issue 4. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 4, 2014

    I can't stress enough how great Original Sin is. With the way it's building, it's only going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 5, 2014

    It is really great to see that Jason Aaron is now really getting comfortable with the plot and the characters. The first couple issues were a bit hit and miss but this new issue is pretty much a hit all the way. I loved the way that he paced the story and how he portrayed some of the characters, especially the Orb, who is just plain freaking weird. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 3, 2014

    Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato have pulled the pin on a massive grenade with issue number 3 of Original Sin, and it's going to be very interesting to see where this event goes next. This issue is definitely the strongest chapter yet, and with the shocking final pages I'll admit to having no clue where this is going….and I'm loving every second of it. For anyone on the fence about this event, this issue is a biggie and there is information in this comic that will affect every corner of the Marvel Universe. This event officially matters as of this issue, and I can't wait to see what these creators are going to throw at us next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jun 5, 2014

    Original Sin #3 is a must read for everyone with great story and great twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Jun 4, 2014

    Aaron turns in a capable script with some terrific character moments in what's ultimately one of the hardest things to pull off well: the middle chapters of one of these universe-spanning event books. It's been years since I've been as impressed with Deodato's work as in this issue, and they picked the perfect colorist for the projectin Frank Martin. The issue retreads a lot of familiar ground and plays with some overused tropes, but it's beautifully executed on a lot of levels. So far, Original Sin is the best Marvel event in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 6, 2014

    If Original Sincontinues down the path its own, it could go down as one of the best event comics of this era. Aaron is making use of a wide-range of eclectic and great characters and in the coming issues if he can build into them an emotional connection to the event and develop whats at stake for these individuals this comic will be even more compelling. Deodato has really stepped up with some fantastic art to get this series off the ground, lets hope the book can maintain this high level of artistic quality through to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    Slow start notwithstanding, Original Sin really begins to kick into gear with its third issue. This chapter offers plenty of twists and new developments as the hunt for the watcher's killer intensifies. And it also entertains thanks to the brilliant combination of Doctor Strange and Punisher and the various other eclectic character team-ups. If the series can continue building steam in the coming weeks, this could really become something special by the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Jun 4, 2014

    Not every movie has designs to be a box-office shattering blockbuster. Blockbusters are forced to make concessions in order to play to the cheap seats. This is why, sometimes, the most satisfying stories are the ones that accept their cult status at the outset, and go on to celebrate it. Celebrating the weirdness of their own specificity allows audiences to participate in it while also embracing their own. Sometimes, not being for everyone is the point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 7, 2014

    There's so many secrets and mystery going on in the series, I have a feeling by the time we get to the reveals it's going to be intense. Oh and holy crap, those last pages were insane. I really want to know what the hell that was about! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jun 3, 2014

    This is one crossover event where I am looking forward to reading the ancillary comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 5, 2014

    A great issue with great plot twist. I can wait to read the next issue already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Nov 23, 2014

    Overall, Original Sin #3 is the series' best entry yet. Some of the past issues problems remain however, the pacing greatly accelerates and that was what this series really needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 5, 2014

    It wouldn't be a suspenseful thriller if we knew what was going on. Granted, confusing comics don't makegoodcomics (I read enough of the New 52 "Stormwatch" to understand that). But I sincerely believe that, even if this mystery turns out to be nothing but hogwash, the journey that Aaron and Deodato are presenting to us at the moment is a non-stop thrill ride that smartly skirts around the edge of event comic cliches (including a nice reference to the biggest event comic of all time) to make something that's incredibly exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 4, 2014

    This comic might be all over the place, but it's still fun. Hopefully, with revelations given out (and tie-ins launched), remaining issues can start pulling all of the disparate pieces together and have a slightly more focused route. It's good, but it isn't achieving greatness just yet. Still, there's plenty of time to get there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jun 6, 2014

    So far Original Sin has impressed me more than I thought. Ive loved the storys dark tone and serious murder mystery which has made it stand out from previous events. This issues ending is a hum-dinger and alone makes it worth reading. The art is impressive but lacking in flow. While Ive become jaded enough that I still dont expect an ending, I will continue to go to whatever dark places Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato intend to take me. If I get suckered yet again, I have no one to blame but myself. Maybe thats my original sin? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 5, 2014

    There's still time to turn it around, but so far, this series is not making much of an impact. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 5, 2014

    The pacing and plot isn’t perfect and certainly seems slower than other events, but for all we know it’s all about to blow up in out faces. Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jun 5, 2014

    The ending is a red herring, but the ride there is quite enjoyable Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jun 4, 2014

    The ending has to be seen to be believed. It's shocking. It's grotesque. It's epic. And it's also what many suspected this event might have been conceived to deal with. Again, I'll refrain from details saying only that I feel it draws the actual purpose of the book into question. What we get at its conclusion is an impactful cliff-hanger that feels completely mandatory despite being the type of thing that at one time would have been cause for a major reaction. I imagine there will be more than a few people Furyous over this ending to say the least. While not a perfect outing, Original Sin #3 is an entertaining read that provides a considerable amount of content. Where it fails in places it manages to recover by maintaining the promise of more cliff-hangers still to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 7, 2014

    Original Sin isn't shaping up to be an Earth-shattering event. However, it is also not looking like a total dud as Marvel has churned out a lot of recently. This individual comic has a nice payoff at the end but does feel like it is trying to balance too many characters in one issue. It reads like an advertisement at times for spin-off series as well. Overall, this is a good but not great read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 7, 2014

    Original Sin is turning out to be a pretty terrible story. It's a well-made comic, I suppose. Aaron and Deodato are both pros. But this is one crummy Big Event. Original Sin is turning out to be exactly what I feared: set dressing for a bunch of 'surprise retcons' that Marvel wanted to use to shock readers " surprises, by the way, that are apparently all being saved for tie-ins and spin-offs. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Jun 5, 2014

    Jason Aaron puts on a good show for us, but at the end of the day, the entire plot is not something we've been led to be invested in. Secrets are revealed to no real consequence, and the story itself doesn't change much " heck, even the characters don't change much. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 3, 2014

    We're three issues into Original Sin, and it still feels like this book is lacking a crucial hook. More than most events, nothing really happens here - we get the bare bones needed to push the rest of Marvel's titles into strange new directions, but in terms of this specific issue, it's just mechanical plot progression. The team-ups aren't thrilling. The villains feel self-indulgent. The twists and turns are few and far between - and don't quite feel believable when they do hit. Things happen... sort of. This comic feels obsessed with the act of revealing secrets, without actually showing any of those secrets or what they mean. We all want to know what the next big secret is. But you won't find out what it is in Original Sin. Read Full Review

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