Read X-Men: Original Sin by Mike Carey Mike Deodato Daniel Way Scott Eaton Andrew Hennessy Jason Keith Nathan Fairbairn Rain Beredo Online


After his bruising encounter with Cyclops and Emma Frost, Professor X is forced to revisit the biggest challenge and the biggest failure of his career: Logan. But the layers of lies hide one last, deadly secret which goes back to the days of the X-Men's founding, and the Professor's timing couldn't possibly be worse... Collecting: X-Men: Legacy 217-218, Special; Wolverine:After his bruising encounter with Cyclops and Emma Frost, Professor X is forced to revisit the biggest challenge and the biggest failure of his career: Logan. But the layers of lies hide one last, deadly secret which goes back to the days of the X-Men's founding, and the Professor's timing couldn't possibly be worse... Collecting: X-Men: Legacy 217-218, Special; Wolverine: Origins 28-30...

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ISBN : 9780785130383
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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X-Men: Original Sin Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-02-02 20:13

    To no-one’s surprise but his own (and only then for contrived dramatic purposes), Daken discovers that he’s Wolverine’s son. Apparently the bone claws and healing factor weren’t big enough clues! Some baddies kidnap Daken so Logan and Xavier set out to rescue him. X-Men: Original Sin is a messy and pointless crossover arbitrarily forced into Daniel Way’s Wolverine Origins series. The storytelling is awkward at best. Xavier’s apparently back from the dead and walking around on his miraculously uncrippled legs without any explanation nor is it clear how and why Wolverine and Daken got separated after the opening scene. One minute they’re hijacking a pickup truck in the country, the next they’re in the city and Daken’s been kidnapped! Such is the jumbled nature of crossovers. Also for no reason Mister Sinister is a woman who’s psychically trying to mind-control Daken into being the muscle for Sebastian Shaw’s takeover of The Hellfire Club. Except Shaw’s strong enough to bend adamantium so that whole subplot doesn’t make any sense! And the “original sin” of the title refers to when Xavier used Logan’s conditioning as a weapon when they first met, or something - it’s a tenuous connection at best to what’s going on with Daken and only further highlights the unnecessary nature of this book. I really liked Mike Deodato’s cool artwork, particularly that flashback scene to Wolverine’s first Marvel appearance as a Hulk villain. The Daniel Way issues are readable too. Mostly though, X-Men: Original Sin is an unmemorable and poorly conceived spinoff that nobody, even those reading Way’s Wolverine Origins series, need bother with.

  • Paul
    2019-02-10 22:08

    An Original Sin tie-in that has absolutely nothing to do with the Original Sin crossover. OK, I suppose it ties in thematically but it doesn't tie-in with the actual events.This aside, it's an OK story, if you're not already bored to death with the expounding of Wolverine's origins. It also serves as another knife in the back for Professor X. They really were quite determined to make everybody hate him before they killed him off (again!) weren't they? Sheeesh...

  • Gavin
    2019-02-15 00:56

    This is the fleshed out version of a storyline that's been building in the Wolverine:Origins books, and this is a very good version of that story. It rests fully on the mutual history shared by Charles Xavier and Wolverine. Both have done many things they're not proud of, but Wolverine needs X to help him save Daken, and he won't take no for an answer.Luckily this book doesn't totally take Daken and tame him either, which would be a shame.The art is solid, Wolverine's dimensions expand even further, and there's a step forward in his character. Prof. X also grows somewhat, and is far more interesting here than in his wheelchair bound know-it-all we usually have seen in years gone by.For me it was very good, but I've got the context of the Wolverine Origins books; however, those aren't necessary to read and enjoy most of this.The cover is ridiculous; there's maybe 2 pages that feature those X-Men on the cover in the story and they are just part of a flashback. This is all Logan, X, Daken and a few others.

  • Mike
    2019-02-14 00:11

    Interesting. I've come into this by way of the preceding X-men comics, without benefit of the preceding Wolverine: Origins comics. As a continuation of the X-men story it's solid - perhaps better because of the "Wolverine always makes things cooler" effect. As crossovers go, the story was well-coordinated - which is rare. But in terms of how much it made me want to keep reading the Origins? Not sure.Quality of the writing was pretty good - except for the schizo personality that "developed" for Miss Sinister?!? Who? What? Dunno, but I won't miss her when she's inevitably removed from the narrative.Art? Deodato wins, hands down. Compared to his rich shadows and depth, the other guy looks just flat and boring. Good, but flat.

  • Arturo
    2019-02-12 22:10

    Wolverine wants to help his son, Deken, because his memories are all messed up not to mention all the programming he's gone thru. And wolverine would know something about that. But some villains get here hands on Deken and feed him lies. (Sounds like the tv show Angel). So to me it sounds like the same old story to me.On the other hand, the mixing of Wolverine and Prof X first encounter, what led to it and afterward. Was handled well.Throwing in Sabastian Shaw and Ms. Sinister was ok. The art was great, Deadato's rendition of the first Hulk vs Wolverine (and Wendigo) fight looked amazing.

  • Derek
    2019-02-11 23:01

    This path Charles Xavier has taken, all this remorse and contrition and pathos and mending broken past, is going to be the death of him. He's a much more well-rounded character, more complex, so he's fun to read, but damn, does it get a little despairing and futile at times. But such striving is what makes good comics good, so not complaining. Just wondering where it will all lead to. This was a cool collection, rather short though.

  • David Edmonds
    2019-02-16 16:53

    Could there be anything more tiresome than yet another revision to Wolverine's history? Yes, there can be. Yet another Wolverine ripoff character. There have been many attempts at writing/rewriting his history and several attempts at creating characters that can be used to make more Wolverine-ish stories (X-23!), so now Wolverine apparently has a son with the seemingly same powers and seemingly same memory problems and seemingly same berserker rage - but wait! There's a difference! Now, he's a bad guy! to me, this is just a little lazy. It's basically Wolverine all over again. In fact, Wolverine goes to Professor X to try to do the same brainwashing on Daken that Professor X did on Wolverine back in the day, in yet another revision to his past.The only reason I'm giving this lazy story anything more than 1 star is because the parts around the story are well written and the ending actually didn't go where I thought it was going to go, even though it still ended up paralleling Wolverine's own story a little bit too much.

  • Jeff Lanter
    2019-02-03 21:04

    I only read the X-Men Legacy issues of this event because I had already read a fair amount of Wolverine Origins before giving up on it. Unfortunately, one of the characters I like least in Marvel comics, Daken, is in this story. The good news is that he is mostly incapacitated and has lost his memory so he is less annoying than normal. Even with him out of the picture, I didn't think this was all that great of a crossover and it seemed a bit forced. Sebastian Shaw worked alright as a villain even if it seems a little too soon for him to be back, but Miss Sinister did not. She lacked any real backstory and her dialogue seemed inconsistent from panel to panel. I did love the art in the first couple issues, but other than that, I thought this was mostly forgettable and unnecessary. I'm going to stop reading X-Men Legacy because it just hasn't grabbed me and I think it is time to move on and try to read something else.

  • Adam
    2019-02-11 21:49

    I hate crossovers. They're a callow ploy to boost sales, and usually the art is different enough from issue to issue to be really distracting. But as far as crossovers go, this one was pretty good. I love the character of Daken (Wolverine's son). His moral compass is truly ambiguous, which is rare in comic book characters."Original Sin" tells the story of the Hellfire Club's attempts to recruit Daken and twist him to their own purposes. It's an unremarkable story, but the pacing and action were both very well done, and the art in X-Men Legacy and Wolverine: Origins was similar enough not to be annoying.

  • One Flew
    2019-02-12 00:08

    The problem with long running series like the x-men is that if you don't have a creative, innovative writer at the helm then it quickly devolves into a soap opera with grown men wearing tights. This volume was convoluted, boring and meaningless series of events that don't change anything.

  • Dan
    2019-01-18 22:56

    Origin for Daken... Well somewhat .

  • Silas
    2019-01-18 00:47

    This was an interesting extension of a Wolverine: Origins story about Daken, which only slightly crosses over with the rest of the X-Men, though it does feature Professor Xavier extensively. The art is not particularly good, but the story is reasonably well done, and has more interesting twists and turns than you might expect.

  • Connor
    2019-01-22 22:06

    Still not sure how this related to Original Sin. This was more of a Wolverine book than an X-Men book. Not a particularly interesting story, either. I guess I was missing a lot of context on this book.

  • J.
    2019-01-25 18:06

    This story has a pretty good payoff ultimately, but it gets seriously bogged down in the middle. Wolverine and Xavier taking on the Hellfire club should be interesting, but the fights are pretty tedious, especially compared to the big reveals we're getting. But here's where the real problems come in...(view spoiler)[it's never well-explained exactly what Xavier did to Wolverine. We know that Wolverine is sort of thankful and Xavier is ashamed. We know he messed with his memory somehow, but to what extent? For how long? Did he brainwash him into being an X-man? In one scene, it seems to imply that, but Wolverine never acts like that's what happened. So the whole thing ends up a muddle. (hide spoiler)]There's another complaint with this book. Deodato's dark, noir artwork feels really good for Wolverine, but the artist on X-men:Legacy is the most inconsistent I've ever seen. Marvel has some regular artists that I just despise, including some of their big names, but I've never seen someone so inconsistent. It's never "really good" but it will be totally passable and then suddenly you'll turn a page and one of the main characters will be huge and misshapen. (The only possible explanation I can think of is that he had his middle school daughter ghost-draw some of the pages?) Anyway, this is REALLY ruining the story.Anyway, rarely have I read a story that was such a mixed bag. It left me unsure of what grade it should get. So, a 3 it is.

  • Don
    2019-02-03 23:07

    Here's the story in a nutshell: Wolverine has a son we didn't know about and he's trying to help him get his memories back because his son Daken was brainwashed like he was in the Weapon X program. I thought it was a very good story. Considering that it's a collection of issues in an ongoing series, the story is going to have an open ending without full resolution. That was ok in this case, the story arc by itself was enjoyable and the artwork was magnificent. One reason I like Wolverine comics is because there isn't a lot of extra dialog, but plenty of action. This didn't disappoint. Shout out to the Wake County library system, their collection of graphic novels is top notch.

  • Yelkuss
    2019-01-31 20:08

    Wow when i finished reading this comic book i was speech less. Action, romantic, betrail, and mysterious are the genre i would probably give this comic book. the plot was my favoite thing about this book because even if you got cunfused you would get back on track in the next box or so. i have to say that i was cunfused a couple of time but i eventually got it. this book has no age limit but i think if it did it would probably be 11 or 12 because it had some mature context.i recommend you to read this comic book.

  • Eric Mikols
    2019-02-15 21:48

    I enjoyed this, though not as much as the previous Legacy book. Mainly, it's because the story had to be crossed with Wolverine's origin book and that doesn't appeal to me as much. I liked the flashbacks to Logan's first fight with Hulk and Wendigo, and the revelation behind his and Xavier's past. The art was also good, though, ironically, I enjoyed the Origin part more in this department. I'm still looking forward to the next volume, especially for it to get back on track with Professor X, but this was more or less an enjoyable read in-between.

  • Strawberry
    2019-01-27 16:48

    After Wolverine's son Daken has lost all his memories, Logan hopes that Xavier will be able to help him. But Xavier suddenly has scruples to manipulate another person's mind, which is why Logan confronts him with the memories of how Xavier manipulated his mind in order to erase his killer conditioning in the first place.Those flashback shed another light on Xaviers intentions when he made Logan an X-Man.

  • Jane
    2019-02-05 23:50

    Although writing this review please be aware I am refering to the graphic novel that collects this story (which I cannot add as VB is being very buggy.This book is fully of beautiful artistry and a captivating story of father and son and the lengths that acan be gone to for blood ties. Original Sin is mainly based on Wolverine and Daken but has a lot of other influence from other well loved characters. I will not go into detail and spoil the surprise!

  • Ernest
    2019-02-07 22:12

    This volume would most appeal to loyal long-time readers of the X-Men, revealing the truth between the origins of the meetings Wolverine and Professor X while dealing with the machinations of Daken, Sebastian Shaw and the Hellfire Club. Loyal readers will get the most out of seeing past events from a different light. I am not sure I can fully recommend buying it unless one is really into the X-Men, Professor X or Wolverine, but it is certainly worth a read.

  • Nazary
    2019-01-22 01:01

    The book had a good premise - Wolverine attempting to gain "redemption" for his son. But it was never even attempted. Instead we're treated to some fight scenes and Professor Xavier apologizing in every other panel.Also - isn't the Hellfire Club supposed to be a big deal? Wolverine pretty much single handedly destroys their headquarters in under half an hour. What's up with that?Even a fan of Wolverine would have trouble swallowing this confused wreck of a story.

  • Mark Smiley
    2019-01-30 22:59

    They did the almost reveal situation many times throughout the book. When it finally came out, it was not explained all that well...motive and all that just were not jiving with me. But, the art was good, the extra content was humorous. Maybe I am getting too old for comics sigh. How sad to realize that.

  • Lord
    2019-01-30 20:04

    Pretty good crossover if you ask me. I hadn't followed Wolverine: Origins, so this was my first encounter with Daken. We also see a continuation of the quest of Charles X. to find forgiveness. I also enjoyed the art with its unusual angles (like seeing Wolverine through a wheel of Professor's wheelchair). Quite unusual in X-Men books.

  • Mitchell
    2019-02-15 22:57

    I just can't make this fit into my understanding of Marvel Continuity. But I guess that doesn't really matter, because this is just not as compelling a story as it should be. Logan forcing Charles to restore Dakon's memories while Logan goes around killing people. Yeah, whatever. Art is okay, and writing isn't bad. I just don't really care, but I wanted to care.

  • J
    2019-01-28 22:00

    Haven't read wolverine in awhile. Some might not like Another revisionist story. Guess I am not one of those. New POV new insights. In the ever changing landscape, one can't be too upset or too excited when someone died or doesn't die or realize the history that was once concrete is actually quicksand. Still Flow. It's a story. Like it. don't like it. It's just modern mythology

  • Feather Mista
    2019-01-23 17:01

    Si no me equivoco, me la leí de corrido para ponerme al día Con Wolverine en aquel entonces. Me pareció confuso en algunas partes, aburrido en otras y poco verosímil al final. Pero disfruté la lectura, y si la tuviera a mano en papel, seguro reincidiría para reformarme la opinión. Entonces, cuando lo relea seguro lo rerreseñe.

  • Fraser Sherman
    2019-01-21 21:13

    1.5, at best. Logan needs yet another layer to the endless false memories and mindwipe retcons like he needs a hole in the head, but that's what we get. And the mysterious Romulus seems about as gratuitous an addition to the canon. Thumbs down.

  • Karen
    2019-02-13 22:49

    I've read better. It starts well but gets a bit slow in the middle, although it improves towards the end. I like reading about Wolverine, but as mentioned an another's post, he seems to have so many different pasts - it is hard to 'believe' in the storyline.

  • Trevor
    2019-02-09 18:52

    For some reason, I have it firm in my mind that Carey is a great writer. Unfortunately, I haven't found much evidence of this yet. I guess I'll try Lucifer, Book One next.

  • Ron
    2019-02-12 22:01

    Better than Sins of the Father - Wolverine made a nice sidekick to the Professor.