X-Men: Original Sin #1 Review: Way/Deodato vs. Carey/Eaton

X-Men: Original Sin #1 coverX-Men: Original Sin #1

Chapter 1
Writer: Daniel Way
Artist: Mike Deodato

Chapter 2
Writer: Mike Carey
Pencils Scot Eaton
Inks: Andrew Hennessy

Daniel Way and Mike Deodato do an impressive job setting up the Original Sin story in Chapter 1. Deodato’s art is especially strong, and Daniel Way effectively builds up the suspense.

Unfortunately Chapter 2 by Mike Carey and Scot Eaton is a big letdown.

Eaton’s art is uninspiring especially in comparison to Deodato’s gritty style, the introduction to Daken’s handler is ridiculous, and the “stunning” surprise is rather dragged out and a shockingly bad ripoff of Ultimate X-Men.

And considering the next part of this story shifts to X-Men Legacy, one can expect more of the same from Carey and Eaton.

The only saving grace? We get treated to the Classic X-Men #1 story by Chris Claremont and John Bolton. And frankly, it’s never looked better.

Disagree? Speak out in the comments below…

The X-Men event of the fall begins in this one-shot! For years, Logan has been a man without a past, whose memories existed only as conflicting fragments. And Charles Xavier has been a master of his own mind and others. Now the tables are turned, and as WOLVERINE struggles to rescue his son, DAKEN, from the evil and darkness that have consumed him, PROFESSOR X comes face-to-face with the most terrifying secret of all! Beginning here and continuing in the pages of X-MEN LEGACY and WOLVERINE: ORIGINS this month and next, ORIGINAL SIN is sure to turn your expectations on their head!” On sale October 8, 2008.

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15 years ago

I’m ok with the little plot twist in that issue. We did need a reason for “how Professor X broke him free from the brain washing.” I agree that the shift in writing was a little uncomfortable though. I really think Daken is cool and I hope we see something interesting with him soon.

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