Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!
In this episode, guest host Tyler Marifke unearths one of Marvel’s darkest secrets, as we discuss Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato Jr., Chris Eliopoulos, Frank Martin, and co.’s Original Sin.
This Month’s Discussion Questions
- Was this a satisfying story?
- Did the Watcher commit suicide by Nick Fury?
- Who was right?
Explanations, Observations, and Links of Note
- I’ve got creator interviews! First, here’s Jason Aaron and editor Tom Brevoort discussing the Orb alongside Original Sin‘s ending. And then, because I love doing things out of order, here’s Aaron talking Original Sin‘s origins.
- How is anyone supposed to keep up with this nonsense?
- While I couldn’t find an explainer on Nick Fury specifically, here’s a good article about how Marvel’s Ultimate universe ended up bridging into the MCU and mainline continuity.
- If you absolutely need to know more about Dr. Midas (you don’t), click here.
- And finally, Original Sin follow-ups are still happening as of last week. It turns out that Uatu is alive again, and Nick Fury is now his herald. Comics!
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