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Original Sin #3 - Trust No One, Not Even Yourself Review

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We may have seen who has one of the Watcher's eyes but there's still plenty of secrets to discover.

The Good

It’s almost strange getting a little backstory and seeing the beginning of the plotting to go after the Watcher and his secrets. There’s almost an odd, yet exciting, feeling with the way this story is unfolding. We’re in the midst of a big murder mystery. Clearly there is more to it than that. With the standoff that happened at the end of last issue, the secrets of the world have been unleashed. The floodgates are opened and everyone is thrown off guard as they are suddenly slammed with new revelations. And it’s not just the heroes, of course. That adds a more realistic touch to the idea. It's great to briefly see non-superheroes affected by the revelations. But while secrets are being unleashed, we still don’t have them all, including the big one.

Besides the main heroes going after the Watcher’s eye, we still have the other mini-teams formed by an unknown person. The combination of the groupings is interesting and it’s fascinating to see some of them outside their normal elements. The investigation heats up and you’ll never believe the last page.

Mike Deodato continues to do a great job depicting all the characters in the various locations. It’s a heavy load and he seems to do it with ease. I mentioned in previous reviews that there were times things looked a little muddy or unclear but that isn’t the case in this issue. With Frank Martin’s colors, the mood is set nicely. The colors and shading help to create a mysterious vibe in the story with shadows in just the right places. Some of the mysterious characters are shown in plane sight in certain panels but the shadows prevent us from seeing who exactly it is despite them being fully shown.

The Bad

All the characters being hit by the sudden revelation of secrets is a little of a stretch. While not necessarily everyone will be discovering huge secrets (in their own titles), it seems a little odd and convenient that so many characters have these deep secrets that have been hidden from them. Hopefully not every single main character in the Marvel Universe will have some big crazy secret but not everyone should have a secret that would throw them off.

It could be that too much is happening at the same time but I still find it hard to believe that the big players are apparently unaware that someone has gathered and sent other heroes off on separate missions without their knowing. Is Cap really unaware that Bucky is out in space?

The Verdict

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.

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Posted by dondave

Holy sh*t.

Bucky was not merciful

Posted by Cap10nate

Pretty upset on how that ended. I always like the relationship between Bucky and Nick. Both are two of my favorite characters so to have one kill the other sucks. I hope this isn't the end of that and Nick isn't really dead. I would also be upset if that is how they decide to actually kill of Fury. He deserves a heroic death and not an assassination in the middle of the event.

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Posted by AndySynn

I've thought from the first issue that the shadowy figure who recruited BP, Emma, Strange, et al... looked suspiciously like ol' Nick. And this issue continues that suspicion. One down, how many more to go?

Also, someone clear this up for me... it's explicitly stated that only those in the local vicinity were affected by the "Truth Bomb"... so how come Deadpool has a tie-in? Did I miss seeing him?

Edited by Lena_Dante

Can't stop laughing at the last pages, tbh. Just so...I don't have words.

Saw a theory that it was an LMD, and a second theory that the secret Bucky found out that drove him to it was that Nick knew he was being held and used by the Russians the whole time.

Also, I'm not up to date with UXM, but...did Emma get her telepathy back and I missed it?

Edited by dagmar_merrill

@andysynn: Agent Preston and Adsit were in the vicinity.

Posted by AndySynn

@dagmar_merrill: Ohhhh.... thank you. I thought it might have been that, but really wasn't sure. Thanks for clearing up the confusion!

Posted by RobotMonster

@cap10nate: Everyone remembers how Secret Warriors ended, right?

Posted by manwithoutshame

Marvel's gotten pretty gory nowadays huh?

Posted by G-Man

@cap10nate: I don't buy it. It's comic books so there's gotta be something else. It was a crazy moment though. Insane visuals.

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Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

I didn't see that coming .

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Posted by RaggedScarecrow

@lena_dante: Nope. Currently, Emma's TP is still broken, which means that either Aaron is ignoring Bendis' continuity in order to tell his story or Original Sin takes place in UXM's near future in which Emma has regained control of her powers.

Posted by Cap10nate

@g_man: I really don't think it was the end of Nick either. Maybe the fact that he couldn't see any secrets is that he is an LMD that doesn't think he is an LMD. . . even though there is already a Fury LMD out there like that.

Posted by BeaconofStrength
Looks like Bendis' foreshadowing actually pulled through.

Bucky might be in trouble.

Edited by HumanRocket

@beaconofstrength: EXACTLY my first thought. I've been waiting on two things. 1. An explanation of Caps vision during Rebirth and 2. Bendies Ultron vs Kang explanation of what Bucky did that would upset the next Avengers.

Posted by BeaconofStrength

@beaconofstrength: EXACTLY my first thought. I've been waiting on two things. 1. An explanation of Caps vision during Rebirth and 2. Bendies Ultron vs Kang explanation of what Bucky did that would upset the next Avengers.

Looks like Bucky may have done some serious stuff. I doubt the future Avengers would hate him with that much of a passion for only killing Nick Fury. It looks like Bucky may be getting his "fate" they were talking about, fairly soon.

Posted by HumanRocket

@humanrocket said:

@beaconofstrength: EXACTLY my first thought. I've been waiting on two things. 1. An explanation of Caps vision during Rebirth and 2. Bendies Ultron vs Kang explanation of what Bucky did that would upset the next Avengers.

Looks like Bucky may have done some serious stuff. I doubt the future Avengers would hate him with that much of a passion for only killing Nick Fury. It looks like Bucky may be getting his "fate" they were talking about, fairly soon.

I'm 99 percent sure that this is the secret Steve is hidden when he was asked what he saw, and it could be Bucky's fate.

Posted by BeaconofStrength

@humanrocket: Possibly. Looks like a reboot may actually happen. I'm surprised all this foreshadowing actually pulled through; I thought it was something they just added to keep it interesting.

Posted by HumanRocket

@beaconofstrength: I was waiting for it for a while, but gave up on a follow up after Age Of Ultron. But now I'm really can't wait until the next issue.

Edited by csguterres

I think the real Nick Fury is hiding something, and Bucky killed a LMD. Remember "Nick Fury" (the LMD) saw nothing earlier in the issue. Bucky is going to open the LMD up (that's why he cut off the head) to find out Fury's secrets. Bucky is not a villain.

Bendis wasn't foreshadowing anything. That panel was just random stuff from some years ago.

Posted by Cap10nate

@humanrocket: isn't that page just foreshadowing Fear itself.

Posted by HumanRocket

@humanrocket: isn't that page just foreshadowing Fear itself.

You could say that, but Bucky was in his Captain America uniform when he "died" in Fear Itself. The vision shows him in his Winter Soldier gear.

Posted by Cap10nate

@humanrocket: yeah but with the tripods that are similar to Sin's nazi army and the shadowy figure with what looks like an asgardian hammer makes me think it is all about FI and the Winter Soldier costume is just a mistake unless they planned for him to go back to it before FI and then decided to keep him in the role up through FI.

Edited by SlimJ87D

We're only in the middle of the book, and something big happened obviously to throw everyone off. The Nick Fury there is most likely an LMD, and that's the reason why it didn't "see" anything.

Bucky obviously isn't the killer, and there's more to what is going on. Heck, that might not even be the real Bucky. So I wonder what's really going to happen or what's really going on here. The preview of the next book shows Dr. Strange and Wolverine

Lastly, it's very stupid to write Nick Fury saying he's always hated Bucky when he's saved Bucky using his last infinity formula and he's done SO MUCH for Bucky. I think that part of the writing is terrible.

Posted by VanderSEXXX

I didn't see that coming .

Same here my jaw dropped long for me to continue after seeing what happened. :-o

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@slimj87d:I was wondering also about the Punisher and Winter Soldier said about only ten people could make certain shots in the book.

@vandersexxx: Yeah it came out of nowhere.

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Posted by VanderSEXXX

@humanrocket: Possibly. Looks like a reboot may actually happen. I'm surprised all this foreshadowing actually pulled through; I thought it was something they just added to keep it interesting.

Yep it looks that way. It might even transcend far after this and when the events of Axis will happen ........ we might be looking at Marvel's own (but longer) version of DC's Flashpoint?

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Was the planet supposed to be Ego?

Posted by The Mast

Can we just talk about the fact that The Watcher was killed by a bullet and his eyeball somehow contains all of his secrets? Like, why is nobody focusing on the absolutely stupid premise of this? It's beyond suspension of disbelief. Some things just shouldn't happen.

Edited by SlimJ87D

This is just completely random. If it turns out Bucky murdered Nick Fury in cold blood, then this is completely out of character for Bucky.

Anyone that has read his series knows that Nick Fury and Bucky have been working together since Bucky came back to his senses. Nick Fury has gotten him out of trouble dozens of times.

So I'll say this, the book has me surprised as well due to Bucky being completely out of character. He's definitely not the shooter though, because BP found out the shooter has been killing all kinds of astral monsters for a long long time.

Posted by DardVader

for marvel comics review:

1)Magneto: this issue serves as a break for all the violence from the whole series but that´s not a bad thing because it also gave us a new character that was even able to mischief the master of magnetism and set up for whats next.

2)Mile Morales: great art great story great everything but it felt so quick, i felt that i read like just 10 pages aside from that its a must read and i really feel that ITS really Peter Parker.

3)Original Sin: by FAR the best issue of the event, beautiful art that goes smooth with the story, great dialogue, also great teaming up (especially Dr. Strange and Punisher) AND THAT ending (i did not see that coming).

4)Loki AOA: LOVE the art, solid issue, everything you want from loki in a single issue, also we get to see the true origin of the "old" loki or should i say "future" loki and it also set up for whats next "the tenth realm" remember the X marks the spot.

5)Cyclops: tough its not the best story, its very well told, great art and easily makes me want to read more about it.

6)Moon Knight: Awesome pretty much describe the whole issue, but i want to see a follow up story and more of the ending of the first issue.

7)New warriors: like magneto this is a beak and a set up for whats next, again i think that the best of everything was the scarlet spider and aracely (especially when she sees penance).

Remember this is just my opinion, you are free to disagree

Posted by sparty-dbq

Damn you, Aaron! This is like Hulk Hogan's heel turn times 20 for me!

Posted by Dernman

I'm not liking the event. It's like one gigantic joke punk on us. At least I hope it is. Fury dead? Maybe a LMD? Hasn't the clock on Original Fury been running out ever since his son showed up?

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Was the planet supposed to be Ego?

Nope a different living planet because according to Gamora there is more of them.

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

@dagmar_merrill said:

Was the planet supposed to be Ego?

Nope a different living planet because according to Gamora there is more of them.

Seems like a lame reveal if it isn't Ego than. Why would anyone care about a dead planet? Especially on they have never heard of before?

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Posted by VanderSEXXX

@the_mast said:

Can we just talk about the fact that The Watcher was killed by a bullet and his eyeball somehow contains all of his secrets? Like, why is nobody focusing on the absolutely stupid premise of this? It's beyond suspension of disbelief. Some things just shouldn't happen.

I have a feeling that's covered in the individual tie-ins but what we're seeing here is their reaction to what they just saw when Z-Orb "detonated" the Watcher's eye right in front of them.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Well, at least we only have to wait two weeks for the next issue. Can't wait to see how this stunner will actually play out.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

I'm angry as hell because I know the ending was done simply to pave the way for a character who really has no reason to exist.

Posted by 8008S

Calling it, it's Fury. Bucky killed a LMD and he's gonna be set up by the real killer. The mastermind holding the gamma-irradiated bullet looks just like Fury.

Posted by daredevil21134

A reboot might be coming.

Posted by SlimJ87D

@8008s said:

Calling it, it's Fury. Bucky killed a LMD and he's gonna be set up by the real killer. The mastermind holding the gamma-irradiated bullet looks just like Fury.

I was thinking that too, but for some reason a lot of shots show that that figure has no eye patch. Maybe it was done on purpose though so we wouldn't guess.

But again, the killer has been killing for a long long time with the same kind of bullets, so the person has to be really really really really old.

Posted by longbowhunter

Owner at the comic shop asked "You buying Original Sin #3"? I said "Nah". He said "At the very least pick it up and look at the last page".

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@slimj87d said:

We're only in the middle of the book, and something big happened obviously to throw everyone off. The Nick Fury there is most likely an LMD, and that's the reason why it didn't "see" anything.

Bucky obviously isn't the killer, and there's more to what is going on. Heck, that might not even be the real Bucky. So I wonder what's really going to happen or what's really going on here. The preview of the next book shows Dr. Strange and Wolverine

Lastly, it's very stupid to write Nick Fury saying he's always hated Bucky when he's saved Bucky using his last infinity formula and he's done SO MUCH for Bucky. I think that part of the writing is terrible.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Fury's death is a stage. Whenever Nick Fury "dies" you should always take that with a grain of salt. The guy has more LMD's than Iron Man has armors, so I won't be surprised to find out next issue or at the end of this event that Fury's still alive.

Personally, and this is just me letting my mind wander into fan-fic territory, but am I the only person who thinks that "mystery guy" we see lurking in the shadows is actually the real Nick Fury? I get that the guy appeared to have like white, old man hair, but if I remember correctly back in Fear Itself #7.1 it was revealed that the Infinity Formula that Fury gave Bucky to keep him alive was Nick's last of the formula. I believe it's even mentioned that Fury would begin to age normally now as well. We really have no idea what would happen to Fury physically without the formula, so whose to say that his body hasn't rapidly begun aging and thus would explain why he would appear to be an old man in that one panel?

Another thing that could support this theory is the fact that Fury, despite having so many secrets, didn't remember anything when Orb unlocked the Watcher's eye. The only reason I can think of why Fury wouldn't remember anything is because it's not the real Fury, but the Fury we've seen so far is actually an LMD. LMD's are designed to be an exact copy of that person, going so far as to actually believe they ARE that person. It's very well possible that this LMD actually thinks it's Nick Fury, thus would explain it's own confusion to all of this.

Again, it's just a random theory that popped into my head, but every since this event was announced and even more so with each new issue, I can't help but feel that Nick Fury is the one behind ALL of this. The man loves secrets, it's like his obsessions, and we know that he is willing to go to any length to get what he wants. So what if, and this is a big what if, what if without the Infinity Formula Nick Fury is actually dying, and all of this is his way of letting all of the secrets out of the bag and making up for past sins, his ORIGINAL SIN?

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

That ending O_O

Edited by Spideysense44

I am lost for words..WOW the ending too me by surprise great read really like the Black Panther and Doctor Strange teams

Edited by Ijan092

Is not Fury.

Posted by SlimJ87D

@war_killer: I'm sure it's an lmd. I really like the art though.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Yea this issue was straight bullsh!t

Posted by Iragexcudder

Either

Bucky killed a fake Nick Fury

Or

A fake Bucky killed the real Nick Fury

Or

The "Mysterious Boss" is the Real Nick Fury.

Or I'm completely wrong and Bucky killed Nick just to get the eye

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