CYCLOPS / ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN / CHAOS [Reviews]: Set me up, Scotty!

ORIGINAL SIN #1 – Oh boy, another big marvel event is upon us. But that’s okay, because this one attempts to shake things up quite a bit. The Watcher is dead, shot, and his eyes have been taken (and, strangely, not by Dr. Dre either, Kenny SuperKick). Again — and here’s the line-wide theme of this week’s Fistful — there’s a good deal of set up and it may be hard for the uninitiated to keep up with the plethora of characters in this book. It plays out like a murder mystery, with a lot of characters’ identities left a mystery. Let’s just hope for a bit of clarity as the book moves forward, seeing how very convoluted it could get. Nonetheless, scribe Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder) has a great mystery going forward, with super solid Mike (Secret Avengers) Deodato art. Lest we not forget White Fury, Jr. 3.75/5.

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CHAOS #1 – Now, you’ll have to forgive me, I have little to no knowledge on the Chaos universe, so I read this book with completely new eyes. Thankfully scribe Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Batman Eternal) does a great job at introducing everyone and giving a great idea of what their characters are about. Horror comics usually aren’t my bag, but I could get into this one. Above all else, the book has a fun tone, gore, gore and funny gore. Which is only made better by the art from Mirka Andolfo (Fanboys vs. Zombies), perfectly balancing the humor and horror. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, this is an issue you should seek and bite onto at your LCS. 3.5/5.

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