The second to last issue of Marvel’s big summer crossover Original Sin has arrived. My only problem is that all it did was make me wish it was the last. Not because I hate the book or anything, but I just want some answers after three issues of questions. I guess Marvel did their job in making me want the answers though. Sadly the ride to get there hasn’t been as enjoyable as I expected after the first few issues. I just hope that this last issue has an interesting ending as well as setting up future stories.
This issue was written by Jason Aaron with the artistic works of Mike Deodato. They do this in collaboration with the coloring talents of Frank Martin, VC’s Chris Elipoulos as their letterist and the incredible cover artist Julian Totino Tedesco.
Original Sin #7 Plot
As I said earlier,, this issue didn’t really have a whole lot going on besides setting up next issue’s big finale. The issue opens with a flashback with Dr. Midas, Exterminatrix and the Orb, and honestly I still don’t really care about any of them outside of the Orb. Sadly I think they may play a large role in the next issue. After that quick flashback we return to the fighting between Nick Fury and the Avengers (for no reason). Other than the Avengers being a little mad and Nick Fury deciding not to talk (which seemed to be all he wanted to do in the last two issues). We then get an issue full of seeding Marvel’s fall books (female Thor in particular) and confusing flashbacks that cut away before anything happens. Then we get our final page reveal, which is spoiled on the cover of the next issue.
Words and Art
The writer of this issue is one of comics current hard hitters Jason Aaron. Sadly his work here has felt a little forced and just not up to standard with his previous work. I feel like the problem here is that he just isn’t digging into any of the specific characters. So even though the plot is good enough the characters just aren’t interesting enough. The only person that Jason Aaron has given a large amount of time to is Nick Fury but he has also made him secretive and somewhat irrational.
Mike Deodato was the artist in this issue. Although I don’t like his work in dialogue heavy sequences, it fit well into this action filled issue. I also think that he did some great panel work and was able to convey the flashback scenes well.
As a full issue this one isn’t anything special. I think that this book suffers from being released in issues and that it will read better all as one. My biggest problem with this issue is that it failed to make itself interesting outside of the next issue that’s coming out.
CBH Score: 3/5 Stars