Who Killed the Watcher in Marvel's ORIGINAL SIN?

Posted by inferiorego (22558 posts) - - Show Bio

Back in November, Marvel teased the death of the Watcher. Today, we get our first peak into the upcoming summer event, ORIGINAL SIN written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Mike Deodato Jr.

Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Today, Marvel is proud to announce ORIGINAL SIN, the eight-part blockbuster comic event of the summer, from critically acclaimed writer Jason Aaron (Amazing X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder) and red-hot artist, Mike Deodato Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, New Avengers)!

On the moon, the dead body of Uatu, the Watcher is discovered. His home destroyed. Looted of its valuable alien technology. Now, the manhunt is on. And the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe – Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Black Widow, and more are on the hunt for his murderer.

But no one is ready for the secret knowledge the Watcher held. Secrets that will shake the Marvel Universe and it’s heroes to their very core!

“This is basically a crime story. A murder mystery. A manhunt. But with the entirety of the Marvel Universe as its backdrop,” said Jason Aaron. We’re taking all the toys out of their packaging for this one. Everyone and everything is in play. For some characters, life will never be the same again. And it’s only a matter of time before more bodies are popping up.”

What did the Watcher see? And who wanted him dead because of it? With the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe in the hands of his killer, it’s won’t be long before the shocking truth comes out! And even the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe are not safe from the skeletons in their closets. All sins come with a price, and this summer – the truth can cost your life! This is…ORIGINAL SIN!

ORIGINAL SIN coming this summer.

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#1 Edited by mksystem74 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

Highly unlikely, but what if they take a huge risk and turn a hero evil? Regardless, its Jason Aaron so I'll be reading it for sure.

#2 Posted by notoriousmistersims (92 posts) - - Show Bio

squirrel girl did it

#3 Posted by longbowhunter (8480 posts) - - Show Bio

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39733 posts) - - Show Bio

they took the poor dudes eyes :- /

#5 Edited by Perethorn (4685 posts) - - Show Bio

Loeb Force Rulk

#6 Posted by sledgemeyers (40 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't it Thanos? Just read Nova a month or so ago and he talked about wanting to find him while smiling. Seemed pretty telling to me.

#7 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

#8 Edited by Teerack (8984 posts) - - Show Bio

Who watches the watcher.....die?

#9 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (4813 posts) - - Show Bio

Another Jason Aaron Event? No... No... NOOOO

Although considering the Gorr Storyline was actually a great detective storyline, this might work

#10 Posted by greenlucario (280 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe... Jason Aaron plus Mike Deodato is very tempting indeed.

#11 Posted by Friskynesss (79 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't this how Final Crisis started XD

#12 Posted by LCazT1996 (572 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt I'll read it, because money and newly found lack of interest in comic book events, but it looks decent.

#13 Posted by Lvenger (23135 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron has been killing it on God of Thunder but I'm very hesitant on his event writing. Plus another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

#14 Posted by tximinoman (294 posts) - - Show Bio

It was the butler.

#15 Posted by Oscars94 (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

Noooo!!!! I'll miss you Uatu , you potato headed fool! :'(

#16 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1311 posts) - - Show Bio

@life_without_progress: What do you mean by "Another Jason Aaron event?" I mean, the only other Marvel events that he's written were written by a team of 3-5 different writers, so I wouldn't really call them "Jason Aaron Events".

#17 Posted by GothamRed (2615 posts) - - Show Bio

I hedging my bets on the hyno hustler...NO ONE EXPECTS THE HYPNO HUSTLER!

#18 Edited by Rubear (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Firstly we got Crisis on Infinite Earths in New Avengers, now this. Say hellow to Final Crisis! Or is it Identity Crisis? Death, investigation, skeletons in closets...

#19 Posted by bigtewell (857 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope its a character we already know. i would love to see it be doom bc well one doom knows the watcher hes smart enough to know how to kill him and doom with the watchers tech (and eyes?) he could be the biggest threat again in the marvel universe. i would also love to see a hero turn villain just bc i feel we need it. lol wut if spock did it ?

#20 Posted by Rubear (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Heh. Maybe Illuminati kills him to cover their actions and after investigation they will be hunted as promised in Rogue Planet...?

#21 Posted by E1000 (113 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Bolt. The Watcher came to witness : The Flu of The King. Wrong idea.

@lvenger said:

another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

What he said.

But, it might be a different kind of story, which could be refreshing. After Fear Itself, AoU and AvX, Hickman made me believe again in events, maybe this one will be good too ?

#22 Posted by Lvenger (23135 posts) - - Show Bio

@e1000: I tend not to get my hopes up about event storylines so I can be pleasantly surprised by one that is actually good.

#23 Posted by Noteworthington (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter said:

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

I wonder as well.

#24 Posted by n25philly (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally, a Marvel event. Seems like it's been minutes since the last one

#25 Edited by MaccyD (5476 posts) - - Show Bio

Something kills one of the galaxy's most powerful cosmic beings...

So let's send a bunch of primitive earthlings to investigate!

#26 Posted by Oscars94 (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear: They will be hunted either way, but they've killed whole other worlds to save their world. They can't have Uatu watching them!

#27 Posted by leokearon (1938 posts) - - Show Bio

Forget the death of the Watcher, I'm more worried about Marvel mentioning this is their first event of 2014

#28 Posted by InFamous_Wolf (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

Aaron has been killing it on God of Thunder but I'm very hesitant on his event writing. Plus another summer blockbuster no one demanded or cried for given to us by Marvel instead of improving their range of solo books. Once again, Marvel's biggest downfall is the slew of events forced on comic book readers unnecessarily.

I feel the same way. Events are things that are supposed to feel special. Not something we get every 2 months...

#29 Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4477 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm down I usually am a fan of Marvel's events.

#30 Posted by powerplay (174 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: To be fair, Uatu is earth's watcher so maybe nobody else gives a shit?

I'm conflicted about this. Aaron is writing but the premise doesn't really grab me. I like the characters involved (OG Nick Fury and Dr. Strange) but I heard the phrase Dr. Strange and Punisher buddy cop relationship and I cringed.

#31 Edited by tigerkaya (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigtewell said:

i hope its a character we already know. i would love to see it be doom bc well one doom knows the watcher hes smart enough to know how to kill him and doom with the watchers tech (and eyes?) he could be the biggest threat again in the marvel universe. i would also love to see a hero turn villain just bc i feel we need it. lol wut if spock did it ?

.... No we don't need a mother poorly written hero turned villain story just look at how Bendis wrote Sentry.

As to the story, its written by Jason his Schism event showed he's unable to write multiple characters with differing opinions so I'm going to skip it. Frankly I'm shocked he's done so well with Thor given how my views of Street Level writers are better off writing grounded or indie titles in general. Good to see OG Nick Fury hope his new son meets an untimely death of bad Jackson knockoffs with OG Nick coming back to SHIELD.

#32 Posted by westy206 (924 posts) - - Show Bio

I said to a friend of mine straight away that I'm expecting it to be Dr Doom but it could be Iron man (back on the drink again and Uatu tries to give him done friendly advice and POW!) it could be Red Skull (I'm not how he's getting on with prX's brain and that) or it could of been Thanos as they seem to love him at the moment.

#33 Edited by deadpool25mm (678 posts) - - Show Bio

YES NICK FURY IS THERE! :):)

#34 Posted by Perfect 10 (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

seems the avengers have been shopping at the guardians costume shop lol just horrible. and did marvel forget that a few years ago the x-men had a storyline/crossover called original sin that introduced miss sinister?

#35 Posted by Urliq (31 posts) - - Show Bio

With the exception of Nick Fury, the cast of the first group is pretty much the same one that these events are always focused on: Cap, Iron Man & Thor. At least the second group is made up of a rather interesting diverse group: Punisher, Doctor Strange, Emma Frost, Ant-Man & Black Panther.

No doubts really about the creative talent, here's to hoping they deliver.

#36 Posted by JonesDeini (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoever did it give'em a medal!

#37 Edited by tigerkaya (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

The reason this story seems pointless is we've had a a story of Galactus's death and he came back and with Uatu thats nothing new he's dead wait for oh say two to four years and boom he's back. Sure he'll have replacement in his stead similar in vein different personality but thats about it. Still its for best Uatu is better off away from such terrible creative teams from marvel he deserves some R&R in limbo with rest of the barely used Marvel and DC characters. Perhaps him and Elongated man will form a detective partnership and Sue being the coordinator of the operations. They'll put Heroes For Hire to shame.

#39 Posted by mightyrearranger (1758 posts) - - Show Bio

@notoriousmistersims: Damn, beat me to it! :p

Sticking with my 2nd suspect and going with his brother, Tomatu the Murderer.

#40 Edited by EnigmaLantern (773 posts) - - Show Bio

Margaret the Killer murdered Uatu the Watcher. I'm actually hilarious..

EDIT just realised @mightyrearranger beat me to it. Boo.

#41 Posted by flazam (2607 posts) - - Show Bio

Howard the duck

lol

#42 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecheesestabber said:

@longbowhunter said:

Nick Fury is supposed to be back and leading a team to investigate the murder.

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I wonder if this has to do with The Death Of The Living Tribunal

I wonder as well.

I wonder more :P

#43 Posted by Fascism (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally, a Marvel event. Seems like it's been minutes since the last one

This doesnt start until summer they have time for at least one more before then.

#45 Posted by nappystr8 (1258 posts) - - Show Bio

Despite not being a fan of them killing off the watcher, this is the kind of event I might be interested in buying if Marvel hadn't been beating their events with a dead horse (or somethin' to that effect) for the past five years. But hey, all the other architects have had the opportunity to tarnish their stellar reputations with half-baked events that went nowhere, I suppose Aaron deserves his shot too.

#46 Edited by mtrakos (566 posts) - - Show Bio

inhumans. "you dont see sh*t"

#47 Posted by SoopaCoop16 (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear: If you haven't already noticed, one of Marvel's more prominent traits is that it is a die hard copycat for anything that DC does. But then again it is said that mimicry is the most sincere form of flattery…

#48 Posted by serrure (5323 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear: If you haven't already noticed, one of Marvel's more prominent traits is that it is a die hard copycat for anything that DC does. But then again it is said that mimicry is the most sincere form of flattery…

Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Secret War, Planet Hulk, Realm/War of Kings, Annihilation, Ultimate Universe

and lets not forget who came out first... Namor or Aquaman (google it ;)

#49 Posted by SoopaCoop16 (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@serrure: much like Catwoman came before Black Cat, Green Arrow before Hawkeye, Doom Patrol before X-Men, Deathstroke before Deadpool, Darkseid before Thanos, etc. 95% of the time Marvel is copying ideas from DC and the other half trying to stay relevant through movies.

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