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- ASIN : B00UIB57K4
- Publisher : Marvel (May 12, 2015)
- Publication date : May 12, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 260408 KB
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- Print length : 225 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #385,468 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What draws them together is a secret mission to investigate the murder of the Watcher: An alien with a giant head whose job is rather obvious. He literally sees everything and is found by Thor with a bullet wound through his forehead and his eyes gouged out. There is more to the story, as they find disturbing clues in another plane, in deep space, and deep underground. All the while the lesser known villains of Midas, Exterminatrix, and Orb seem to be involved. They naturally draw the attention of the other Avengers who also have to deal with the minions known as the Mindless Ones...who are no longer mindless.
Also, there are the "Original Sins" backstories which focus on lesser known areas of the Marvel Universe, mostly through quick one-shots. Most of them are inconsequential (save for one dealing with the Inhumans and other with Deathlok) but fun nonetheless. The Young Avengers of Hulkling, Prodigy, and Noh-Varr are the only ones whose story appears throughout all five of those issues, but the book fortunately collects their story into one continuous narrative. Behind that is a two-parter about the Secret Avengers, specifically Nick Fury Jr. and Coulson, in a quick story about dealing with a SHIELD secret recently let out.
The art of this book is amazing throughout most of it. The Point One issue is noticeably lesser in quality, as is much of the Original Sins backup stories (especially featuring the Young Avengers characters) in the back. However, there are a lot of beautiful panels throughout the main story. The #0 issue is particularly beautiful throughout, though you should expect no less from Jim Cheung if you know his other work. Other than that, the writing is also good as well. Well paced, and definitely impacts where it needs to. It was also very comedic in places: "Steak Night" with Nick Fury, Captain America, Wolverine and Black Widow was hilarious to read, and any time with Doctor Strange and the Punisher was pure gold.
One thing I will say is that you need to be familiar with the characters to get the most out of it. These characters don't normally interact with each other, for example I'm pretty sure no one in the Gamora-Winter Soldier-Moon Knight team up knew each other before hand. So, it was very entertaining to see them interact with one another in ways that made sense and were rarely seen, since they don't normally play off their own types that often. Familiarity would also help for those who aren't familiar with side characters like those in the "Original Sins" part in the back or the villains that show up.
It's worth picking up, especially since it has a huge impact on the Marvel Universe (at least for now). It'll answer questions especially relating to Thor, Nick Fury, and the Winter Soldier, and towards Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Angela, and Spiderman and Silk (kicking off Spider-verse in a way) if you read the tie ins not in this book.
There are a few "big reveals," that are not truly very believable at all, but Aaron and Deodato weave an entertaining and engaging story using third + rate villains that even die-hard marvel fans may have never heard of.
The backup stories range from ridiculous confessions to somewhat poignant with art that ranges from really good to just plain bad.
The next larger story is the Young Avengers story which is somewhat entertaining but nothing of consequence actually happens in it. I have not read most of the companion stories that were released at the same time as this event book, but this book was entertaining in it's own right and the story had the potential to start big waves in the rest of the Marvel U.
Top reviews from other countries
The graphics - drawings, inkings, colouring was wonderful
The storyline was ok
The characters were ok
Overall if you are a Marvel fan and want to know about the overall continuity then this is a must-have book. you can read it a few times
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2020