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Original Sin #2

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By Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato & Frank Martin

If there’s one thing that comic book readers love, it’s a good mystery. Original Sin is trying to figure out one of the biggest mysteries in the universe: who killed the man who can see everything. Earth’s greatest heroes come together to figure it out who did it and bring them to justice.

This is generally an issue that is put together to set things up for the rest of the mini, but it was well done. One of the areas Jason Aaron excels at is the fact that every character is written with their normal voice. Sometimes during these big events characterization gets thrown out the window, but Aaron seems to have everyone down. Aaron allows the mystery to thicken as we finally see our suspects revealed at the end of the issue as well, which will no doubt lead to more questions. That being said, this issue had a couple of continuity problems. Firstly, the inclusion of Emma Frost and Magik, who are both part of the revolution team and wanted by the Avengers. After that, we also have Emma using her telepathy, which she is not supposed to have access to anymore. These are minor gripes, but they do matter.

The artistic talents of Mike Deodato are on display and look great. His style is very dark and he uses lots of shadows, but it works well for this book. He gets the opportunity this issue to draw a good number of Marvel’s premier heroes and they all look wonderful. The action scene is drawn nicely and Deodato’s art is very easy to follow, which makes it a little more fun. Frank Martin should also get a shout out for his work with the colors that only enhance Deodato’s work.

Although this is a set up issue, it’s still a very fun and entertaining read. Aaron writes with an ease that draws readers in and Deodato wows them with his fantastic art. This series has been good so far and will hopefully only get better in the coming months.

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