Original Sin #4

Original Sin #4

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

•  One hero goes rogue. Another loses his head.
•  Dr. Strange and the Punisher team up for a daring raid.
•  And all trails now lead to one suspect.
•  But he... how is that even possible?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 18, 2014

    Despite how often we have big comic book events and crossovers, it's not every day we have one that keeps you glued to the pages every single issue. While focusing on the big mystery of who killed the Watcher, Jason Aaron is giving us other mysteries that are keeping us in suspense and making our jaws drop. Mike Deodato and Frank Martin are delivering great art and color. The dark feel of the art really adds to the tone of the story. The worst part is now having to wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 18, 2014

    Original Sin #4 is the strongest issue of the series so far and the focus on the black ops team was a strong choice by the creative team. The issue closes on an extremely high note and has me craving #5 just as badly as I wanted #4, and I applaud Aaron and Deodato for having me genuinely confused as to what is going to be thrown at me next. It's not often a major event can keep readers on their toes like this, but Original Sin is not a regular event. This dark, brooding tale is exciting and dynamic and everything I could ask for from a major event book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 18, 2014

    If this is how Original Sin is going to continue on, then I think that it will definitely be a fair bit better than Infinity as well! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jun 18, 2014

    We have officially reached the half way point of Original Sin and Jason Aaron seems to have mastered the art of providing dramatic reveals whilst at the same time only creating questions rather than providing any answers. On top of all of this he is managing to tell a major Marvel event of the first order and doing it with a majority focus on characters usually relegated to B level roles. It's a unique creation because of all of these things and one I think represents an evolution for Marvel's regular big "events". I continue to look forward to where this book is going; right now, wherever that is, I have no idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jun 18, 2014

    Original Sin #4 builds what is quite possibly the most entertaining, and well structured Marvel event in years. While lacking a proper cover, and somewhat over saturated dialogue, issue #4 does not fail to entertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 19, 2014

    So, this is a solid issue, with a nice suspenseful tone and a plot that is loaded with intriguing complications. The last panel of this issue certainly makes me want to come back next week. Let's hope Aaron and company can tie off all the loose ends within a satisfying back half. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Jun 19, 2014

    The bottom line:Aaron has some pacing and characterization issues in this issue that he hadn't up until now, but the story itself remains strong and he gives some cool moments so it's fairly easy to forgive. Deodato continues to impress, and the mood struck by his art and Frank Martin's colors is perfect. The big twist ending is clever, but somewhat expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Jun 22, 2014

    Overall, even though the whole "Trust No One" thing is a little played out, 'Original Sin' managed to give us a payoff worthy of recycling of that overused tagline. Just when we think that Nick Fury couldn't possibly pull over another one on us, this happens and we're left in shock, awe, and excitement for the next issue. At least, that's how I feel about it. Hopefully the series keeps up with this level of interesting developments as the story moves into it's second half. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jun 19, 2014

    Original Sin #4 is a must read, even though it tends to lose its focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jun 20, 2014

    The art gets a solid 9 from me. The story though, as I say, is seriously hampered by that one moment which, although doesn't enrage me as much as it will some, is still just a cop out. Sorry Jason Aaron. Saying all this though, Original Sin still has me hooked and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Jun 20, 2014

    An amazing event and seems to be self-contained to the main series instead of being lost throughout a lot of tie-ins, one of the great things about this event is that I didn't feel like you needed to have an exhaustive knowledge of the current Marvel Universe to pick it up and enjoy it. This is a great series and definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 18, 2014

    The art is a bit troubling and doesn't suit the story at every moment, but the plot thickens and there's a major reveal that'll make fans giddy. There is a lot of infighting and moments that feel like filler, but generally speaking this is great event so far and beats any of the convoluted stuff Marvel has put out in years. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 19, 2014

    Overall, this issue does pick up things more, and the characters make the murder mystery more enjoyable. While the twists don't necessary make sense, but they're sure interesting enough to have me asking for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 18, 2014

    While Original Sin #4 slows down the pace of the series just as it was picking up, it includes enough enjoyable character interaction and brooding to make this ongoing murder mystery enjoyable. The twist in this issue alone should be enough to keep readers coming back to see what else Aaron has in store for Marvel's troubled heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Jun 20, 2014

    Original Sin #4 can easily be skipped. People will flock to it because the previous issue's cliffhanger. The sheer disappointment of it and the fact that it doesn't progress the miniseries makes it worth skipping. It's not bad, it's just pointless in a series that is short but has such a grand scale. The art definitely saves this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 18, 2014

    I just want to get all of the issues out at one time so I can stop wondering, but I guess that is also part of the fun. Read Full Review

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

    Hopefully, Original Sin will live up to its potential in its second half. The first half ends decently, setting up the future well and putting the pieces into play for an interesting tale to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 19, 2014

    "Original Sin" #4 is itself a bit strange, but the fact that Aaron makes a decent story out of such a strange mix is a testimonial to his talent, despite this issue's weaknesses. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 21, 2014

    Original Sin is not that good. Each issue has some good barbs and has some interesting interactions but the mystery and detective work is not explored. The comic has uninteresting villains and the book just feels unimportant. I would trend lightly if you are considering picking this series up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 18, 2014

    So far in Original Sin, we’ve learned that the Watcher is dead, been reintroduced to a Z-list villain in The Orb and had a plot point in issue three become nothing more than a red herring. As the book approaches its second half, the plot is leaving a lot to be desired. This event is built on fear, secrets and paranoia but that’s nothing new. Fear Itself had similar themes and left most readers wanting because of it’s inconsistent execution and disappointing conclusion. If Marvel insists on going back to the well by featuring these themes, they owe it to their readers to serve up something that ruminates more on these ideas rather than just sending their characters on a wild goose chase that ultimately teaches them and the reader nothing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 21, 2014

    It seems clear to me that the idea for Original Sin started with the twists. "Someone kills the Watcher". "Nick Fury is actually very old". And then it was up to Aaron to string a story along to reveal these twists, and he just isn't doing a very good job. I'm not sold on Original Sin as any sort of legitimate story. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 19, 2014

    A bunch of Marvel characters who should know better are being led by the nose in an uninspired issue with recycled ideas that could have been covered in about three pages. Read Full Review

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