Marvel Commits The ‘Original Sin’ In Their Next Blockbuster Event

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Marvel plans to reveal the secrets of of the Marvel Universe in April with their “Original Sin” event, coming at you from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato Jr.The event focuses on the murder of Uatu, The Watcher, originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s in their “Fantastic Four” run.

Check out all the details below as well as some artwork.


Official Press Release:

New York, NY (January 9th, 2014) – 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 its 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!

Want to hear more details on ORIGINAL SIN directly from writer Jason Aaron and ask him your own questions directly? Sign up for this afternoons special live chat, beginning at 3 PM EST on Marvel.com!

ORIGINAL SIN #1 also includes a code for a free digital copy of the very same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.

ORIGINAL SIN #1 arrives in comic shops this April! For more on ORIGINAL SIN, please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #originalsin.

  • Canucklehead

    The only sin bigger than this is how Marvell keeps trotting out these “events” over and over again with little to show for it.