Original Sin #6

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 26
6.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Who Pulled The Trigger?

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 17, 2014

    With Mike Deodato's pencils, Frank Martin's colours, and VC's Chris Eliopoulos' letters, this issue is yet another example of some great artwork in a piece that focuses on as many characters as this issue does. The art is gorgeously detailed and Deodato's pencils and inks really shine through once Martin's colourwork makes a pass on it all. The whole dark and shadow feel of the series is very much evident and is just another way in which everything is subtly hinted at, as has been the case all along thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jul 17, 2014

    Original Sin #6 is lacking the same progression as previous issues, but continues to sport some of the best art in any comic book out today. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jul 18, 2014

    Overall then another worthy chapter in the Original Sin behemoth. The claustrophobic setting of the previous few issues is opening out to rejoin the rest of the Marvel universe now, and with a faster pace and long asked questions getting answered, you can tell the endgame is near. And it is going to be big. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jul 17, 2014

    Original Sin #6 is a great series but needs to answer questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jul 17, 2014

    Overall, Original Sin #6 is a much better issue the the previous one, but it needs more works on. The revelation of why Nick Fury needs all these characters is interesting, but I just hope the event can move faster than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 17, 2014

    Since he's one of my all-time favorite characters, don't expect any cheers from this corner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 16, 2014

    Original Sin #6 is not a bad comic, by any means, but it isn't a top tier comic like the previous issues to this point have been. Aaron and Deodato have the pieces on the board to set up one hell of an issue #7, that hopefully doesn't suffer from the slow pacing of issue #6. As we near the conclusion of the series things are bound to explode, and it feels like this issue may have been crafted to be the calm before the storm. If for no other reason than the final page of issue #6, I'm still in for #7 and whatever Aaron and Deodato have in store for this crazy mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 16, 2014

    But, back to the issue at hand, no answers. Just more confusion. It's draining, but I'm sticking this series out because I know it will pay off. And, honestly, the questions not being answered is my only complaint. Everything else about this series is top-notch. From the writing, to the artwork, to the coloring by Frank Martin and the lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. My patience is running thin, but that is not their fault. I don't work at Marvel so I don't know what the endgame is. I really want to though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 17, 2014

    Mike Deodato has done an excellent job of fostering a noir atmosphere throughout this series despite the colorful and even goofy nature of some of the characters. The Orb shouldn't really work as a dark villain, but Deodato's realistic style makes him seem rather monstrous, an atrocity walking among us. That he really didn't alter the character's original design in any meaningful way is a testament to what the artist has been able to accomplish here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jul 16, 2014

    Of course we're still no closer to knowing for certain who did the deed. There is always something delaying the situation, which felt a bit contrived, but we gotta fill eight issues here. Still, for this summer's Big Event, Marvel's Original Sin is a decent story that has my attention. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jul 17, 2014

    The dramatic effect the scene is aiming for just fell flat for me when the issue was all said and done. It's hard to be enthusiastic about a story when it's so obviously biding its time. Yet again we're left with the promise of the next issue yielding answers and yet again it's after an issue that was supposed to fulfil that same promise. Original Sin #6 was an enjoyable enough comic book that set things up to be better in #7 in two weeks, but that's exactly what I said at the end of #5 so I guess we'll have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 17, 2014

    Original Sin #6 is an improvement over the previous chapter, but it's still too slow-moving and exposition-laden given how close to the finale we are. This issue works best when it focuses on Nick Fury's questionable morality and battle against his own approaching death. Hopefully the fact that all the players are rapidly coming together means that the final two issues will offer a more exciting and fast-paced conclusion to this event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jul 17, 2014

    Here's hoping that the resolution to the central mystery of the series offsets the familiar event shenanigans I expect we're about to see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jul 17, 2014

    The artwork seems to be improving, but the plot continues to wallow in mediocrity Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 19, 2014

    Original Sin is a very plain event. There is nothing terrible about it and there is nothing memorable about it. There seems to be a mystery that is largely unexplored throughout this mini-series but the contents within is entertaining enough. This is turning out to be a Nick Fury story, so if you like Fury then this is going to be your event to enjoy. Not a bad read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 16, 2014

    ORIGINAL SIN #6 isn't a bad read at all, and overall, the event has been pretty good. However, this past issue felt like 16 pages of recap and 4 pages of progression. So much of this issue relies heavily on characters telling each other what they already know, the story thus far of ORIGINAL SIN, and while it's all done very well, it's incredibly frustrating to not have this book more forward, especially after last issue's story which revealed a ton of stuff about Nick Fury. Keep reading this event though. It really is a ton of fun and this "ok" issue is not a reflection of the entire event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jul 18, 2014

    All told, "Original Sin" #6 isn't a bad comic, but its lack of movement is frustrating. On the bright side, that leaves a whole lot of fun for issues #7 and #8. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 19, 2014

    I actually have no interest in finding out how this whole story wraps up, even having read the first six issues plus number zero, and while I enjoy the fact that Ant-Man and others are getting metaphorical airtime, the lineup being heavy on movie-style Marvel characters feels unusually mercenary, even by Marvel standards. All in all, Original Sin #6 isn't successful for me on either a visual or a story level, and the ferris wheel of massive changes makes even the heavy-duty events in this issue feel mundane, leaving me disappointed and a bit annoyed at it all, leaving the issue with 2 out of 5 stars overall. There's still a chance that the wrap-up of this will be a big, spectacular moment of fireworks, but all in all, I don't suspect that Original Sin is going to be referenced even a few months down the line which, given the circumstances and the story in place, is really a shame… Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 16, 2014

    When it comes to mysteries, delaying the reveal (or even any details for that matter) can drive the reader insane. Give us clues or don't do it at all. The plot progresses minimally here as well, making this a very skippable and frustrating experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 18, 2014

    The last several issues of Original Sin have felt more functional than entertaining, with the storytelling focus seemingly placed on ushering out legacy elements of the Marvel Universe while setting the stage for what's next. The post-Original Sin future may indeed be an exciting one, but watching this drab clean-up process has become tedious. Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato are both creators who inject a lot of heart into their work, but Original Sin is starting to feel like it has flat-lined. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 19, 2014

    The best days of the Big Event comic are behind us. If you thought Original Sin was its own story, possibly about the assassination of the Watcher, or everybody's darkest secrets coming to light, boy were you wrong. This entire 8-issue mini-series is set dressing for a lot of minor changes across the Marvel Universe, like the reveal that Angela is the sister of Thor and Loki, or that Tony Stark had something to do with the Hulk's origin. Original Sin itself, with its dark, murky art, isn't much of a story, it isn't much of a murder mystery, and it isn't much of anything, really. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 16, 2014

    The last page, featuring a bad man in a robot suit, maybe explains it all. It looks like an action figure, and that's really what this series is about. It's putting together the action figures in a way that looks new, and then hoping a story comes out of it. To Aaron and company's credit, this series has triggered a few new developments in each of these characters' own books, like Thor's new sister, Luke Cage's father's secret superteam or Spider-Man's new counterpart. But this book is so concerned with setting up other people's stories that it never really bothered to set up one of its own. Maybe that's Marvel's true Original Sin. Read Full Review

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