Original Sin #5.1 Thor and Loki Review

Posted July 9, 2014 by Oscar Russell in Comic Books

Written by: Jason Aaron and Al Ewing

Art by: Lee Garbett and Simone Bianchi

Publisher: Marvel

Original Sin #5.1 follows the events that have taken place in Marvel’s latest big event Original Sin. The Watcher is dead and his eye is on the loose, revealing secrets to all those that gaze upon it. Thor is the Eyes next victim and it is revealed to him that there is a tenth realm and he also has a sister. Dum dum dah……… Thor feels that he needs to return to Asgard and confront Freyja about these shocking revelations. What follows is a tale told by Freyja regarding the death of her baby daughter and how the 10th realm came to be.

Of course Loki is involved, and was good to see that events taking place in his own ongoing had an impact on this story which could make it confusing for those that are not up to speed with those books or other books he is currently featured in. But the recap page at the start of the book does a good enough job of helping with that.

The art unfortunately felt a little stale, with many of the face and backdrops feeling like a second thought and really did take away from the overall brilliant issue that this was. However, what was lacking in art in the bulk of the book, was nearly all made up for towards the end, with one of the most glorious double splash page that has graced a comic book. Quite possibly because Simone Bianchi was brought in for this splash page, and the contrast between that and the pages produced by Lee Garbett in the rest of the book are easy to spot. 

With an intriguing and fun plot, and “draw you back in” final page this book is definitely one you want to be reading just to see where it goes.


About the Author

Oscar Russell

Comics Editor for WTN, and co-host of the All New Comics Dash Podcast. I like comics and tabletop gaming!