Promotional items always add a little something extra to the experience when you head over to the comic book store on Wednesdays. They're just fun, whether it's as simple as a bookmark or something on the level of those Green Lantern rings that DC gave out a few years ago. Or, you know, the Watcher's eyeball, ripped out of his head and missing since his bloody murder. That's pretty fun, too.
And that's exactly what Marvel's giving out to promote May's Original Sinevent by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato Jr., in the form of rubber high-bouncing balls designed to look like the eyes of Uatu -- Eyes that have seen so many crucial moments of the Marvel Universe before winding up in the hands of Senior Vice President Tom Brevoort, as seen above.
If the covers of issues 1 and 2 of Marvel's newest event series Original Sin are any indication, the series isn't just going to be a single whodunnit -- it's going present a whole bunch of them. It's just what happens when a murder victim was already a mystery to begin with.
The first issue's cover asks the question that's been the stated premise of the series since the Jason Aaron-written, Mike Deodato Jr.-drawn series was announced last month: "Who shot The Watcher?" The second issue raises a whole different mystery: "Who holds the eye?" If that convention holds up through all eight issues of the series, readers are about to have a whole lot of intrigue on their hands. Check out those covers by Julian Totino Tedesco, along with variants by Gabrielle Dell'otto after the jump.
It's become customary in comics for the major publishers to announce their "summer blockbuster" miniseries each year, with big event stories from high profile artists and writers. Today, Marvel has revealed plans for its annual event series, and this time it's a murder mystery on a grand scale. Starting this spring, Jason AaronandMike Deodato Jr.are teaming up for Original Sin, an eight part story that starts off on the moon, where the dead body of The Watcher is discovered. Simply put, when a seemingly omnipotent being who knows everyone's secrets is suddenly found murdered outside of his home, and all his stuff is gone, it's a problem.
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