Original Sin #8

Original Sin #8

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 15
5.2Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

The Final Judgment!

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 4, 2014

    A fairly good ending, right about on par with last year's Infinity, which I loved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Sep 5, 2014

    While satisfying for the overall story it's nothing Earth shattering, there's no 'Things will NEVER be the same!'. Which in itself is actually quite refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 3, 2014

    Original Sin #8 does not fully stick the landing, but it doesn't blow it by any means, either. The focus on Nick Fury is higher than ever, but considering the story so far, it makes sense. Readers get some answers amidst some huge action, and there will be ramifications (and some exciting storylines) to come in the Marvel U for quite some time. I'll admit that I'm going to miss Original Sin, and I think the event was a success as a whole, and I'll be in for any event helmed by Aaron or Deodato in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Sep 3, 2014

    What was good about Original Sin was never given enough time to be great. What was bad about Original Sin was mostly in its structure and never got to the point where anything was as bad as awful. Mostly it was alright. Where alright is okay, I'm not sure if okay is good enough for what's supposed to be the big tent pole attractions that not only hold the shared Marvel universe together but often act like a gateway for new readers. If judged by those criteria, Original Sin failed to deliver. But yeah, overall, it was alright. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 3, 2014

    We find out who killed The Watcher, and we see how the characters will progress moving forward. I enjoyed that this issue didn't have as many unanswered questions, but it did still leave some things to be discovered later. You're not going to get a tightly wrapped package with this series, but you will learn a few things as light is shed on Fury's past and why he does the things he does. This title hascast a shadow of doubt on every Marvel superhero going forward and could play out to be very interesting in future series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 3, 2014

    Overall a very tepid climax with a lot of interesting developments in the final pages once the smoke clears. It's not the best event series, not even this summer, but it at least doesn't leave too many storylines hanging. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Sep 5, 2014

    Mike Deodato Jr. is an incredibly talented artist, but this is not his greatest showcase. While I'm glad that he finally got to handle one of Marvel's event titles, since he is one of their best talents, but this was not a great way to utilize him. I thought he would be a perfect fit for a murder mystery, and in many ways he is, but so much of his work gets muddled in dark shadows. While I genuinely love the way he draws Nick Fury and his LMD's, some of his heroes look too similar. I think that this issue is consistent with the rest of the series, and at times shines more than they have, but ultimately it left me wanting. However, a few moments are actually incredible, such as the ending with The Unseen and every single flashback with Nick Fury and Uatu. I could stare at his Uatu all day long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Sep 30, 2014

    All good things come to an end. So do bad things. And mediocre things, and average ones too. Cape comics seemingly will never end, at least probably not in our lifetime, so when whenever there are major changes to character or concept fans tend to take notice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 3, 2014

    There may have been some pacing issues during the story but ORIGINAL SIN has been a satisfying read, for the most part. It's a story I'll likely want to read again, especially to look at Deodato's art some more. I'm a little concerned for what happens next for some characters and that's a testament for Jason Aaron pulling me into the story and making me care. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2014

    Original Sin certainly had its moments early on, but eventually this series collapsed under the weight of its drawn-out murder mystery. The answers in this issue don't satisfy, and too much of what made the series work initially is downplayed. Hopefully the books that spin out of Original Sin will fare better than Original Sin itself. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Sep 4, 2014

    Original Sin is the first Marvel event I've read the entirety of since Secret Invasion. The lack of an ending and fact it was just a setup to Dark Reign soured me. Like the others, Original Sin started off strong but was unable to finish in a satisfactory way. The issue is confusing and leaves too many questions unanswered. I was fortunate enough to read this without dropping $4.99 but if I had I would be even more upset. The art is still impressive but has major continuity flaws. Original Sin #8 is worth a read but nowhere near worth the price point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 5, 2014

    At the end , Original Sin is an event that doesn't have further consequences in the Marvel Universe. The tie-in books are not worth reading at all, and it's basically a waste of time. Hopefully Marvel will learn their mistakes, and the next event will be better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Sep 5, 2014

    Original Sin #8 was a disappointing end to a disappointing story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 4, 2014

    The issue is so bad I'm glad to see the event end Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 5, 2014

    All told, "Original Sin" is not one of my favorite events, but it's also not one of my least. Issue #8 is a tepid but serviceable final issue that I might even revisit, if only for Deodato's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Comic Book Herald - Big Phil Sep 5, 2014

    After reading the last three issues of this series this final issue was a sight for sore eyes. Although Aaron wasn't able to achieve everything I had been hoping for here, he did a good job. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 4, 2014

    Mike Deodato's art is the saving grace of the issue. There's just some spectacular stuff here, and he has, with this one series, made me love his work more than I ever have in the past. It's too bad that it's in service of one of the most unsatisfying conclusions to a series I can recall. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 4, 2014

    The whole thing just reads like fan fiction, where characters are given new, absurd backstories, others are killed for no reason, third-rate villains take center stage, and by the end no permanent (or worthwhile) change has taken place. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 3, 2014

    Even with Deodato's contributions, Original Sin #8 stumbles and falls in its conclusion. The answers promised from issue one are unearned. Things happen, but they lack significance or meaning. The answers that are given are hollow. There is no emotional attachment to anything occurring in this issue. What started in Original Sin #0 as a character driven story has ended in a series of events that simply happen. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 9, 2014

    Perhaps reading the entire series won't make this particular issue stand out as so unreadable. However, the event was never that interesting to begin with. This comic just didn't resonate with me and it was on a variety of levels. I wouldn't recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 6, 2014

    Finally, it's over. Original Sin was one of the worst Big Event comics in a long time. And much like the rest of the series, Aaron and Deodato make the exit just as painful to read as every other issue. They drag out their story as awkwardly as humanly possible. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 3, 2014

    Events need to be “go big or go home” affairs. Readers are plunking down extra cash on top of their normal pull lists and they want to be treated so something special. With Marvel’s (and to a lesser extent DC’s) insistence on inundating the market with event books, we’ve been left with a significant dip in their quality, effectiveness and lasting consequences. You can’t give a story stakes when your next event has already been announced. You can’t give characters meaningful roles when we already know their status quo in their own title. Aaron and Deodato might have had no shot at creating something coherent and entertaining. The realities of the current comic book marketplace were stacked against them from the start. Maybe publishers need to rethink how they do event comics. But it’s an ouroboros. So let’s just hope that AXIS avoids the pitfalls of Original Sin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    chubster654 Sep 3, 2014

    I enjoyed the issue but I feel like this whole event was stretched long than it should have maybe 2-3 less would've made this event way better since many times it was slow. But I did enjoy this event to a certain extent but I just wish the payoff was better but all that said I still think the event was fun. :)

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 6, 2014

    Too much left unanswered. I feel like I don't even know the villains.

  • 7.5
    Nomadic Avenger Sep 3, 2014

    I'm surprised by the number of negative reviews, as this series had a meaningful conclusion and excellent art. The conflict with Dr. Midas was clearly an afterthought, but the whole story with Nick Fury was well laid out. As far as events go it was not quite as good as Infinity, but MUCH better than Age of Ultron.

  • 7.5
    phospheneJ Sep 18, 2014

    Only one Marvel review this week, and it seems I am in complete disagreement with the majority of critics and Marvel fans. I've really enjoyed “Original Sin” and issue #8 was more than a satisfying finale. Maybe I’ve enjoyed it because I’m not as precious about Marvel as I am DC. I’m also very laid-back when it comes to continuity, and like to take individual runs as their “own stories” before being bothered about the wider implications. Original Sin worked for me. It has a visually memorable villain, an intriguing attack on the heroes, some crazy twists and turns and good dialogue between the random team-up of heroes. Add to that a lack of tie-ins, crossovers etc and Jason Aaron’s event is one of the best I’ve read from Marvel.

  • 6.5
    jac's picks Sep 24, 2014

    Not impressed with Aarons work on this event. I love Marvel events and this one is the worst I've read in all my 25 years of reading. No more big stories for this guy please.

  • 5.5
    havok1977 Sep 21, 2014

    Such a pretty looking mess

  • 5.0
    DreadFury Sep 3, 2014

    I thought this storyline would reveal better secrets. Surely some marvel heroes would have major sins?! Nope, just thor has a sister and nick fury does secret spy stuff. Sigh. Also, after 8 issues, i still have no idea who dr midas is.

  • 3.5
    Gizmo Sep 3, 2014

    Yeah, this sucked. The answers to the mysteries weren't worth it, and maybe nothing would have been. This final issue still get's bogged down with 25% Nick-feeling-sorry-for-himself, and most of the action is straight up stupid, *SPOILER ALERT* victory is achieved by shoving the eye into Midas and Midas actually screams, "No, it's TOO MUCH [power]!" Ending with even less finesse than Micheal Bay's Transformers because at least that one made sense. I wouldn't be so hard on this if it was only 4 or 5 issues long, but the longer you unnecessarily stretch the event, the better the payoff needs to be.

  • 2.0
    Synthozoid Sep 5, 2014

    Secret Wars 2 was better.

  • 1.0
    Thomas Oct 28, 2014

    This really sucked. Original Sin started actually quite good. Issue 0 and 1 were quite enjoyable reads but the series just got worse each issue. It's finally over. I don't recommend to read this. The art is fine, but that doesn't justify this horrible story.

  • 8.0
    Demarcoa Sep 3, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Sep 7, 2014

  • 7.0
    eVanDiesel Sep 4, 2014

  • 6.0
    Grifter Jul 18, 2017

  • 1.0
    Redeadhood Sep 7, 2014

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