Mind Capsules – Original Sin #7 and The New 52 Futures End #15

Original Sin #7

Writer – Rick Remender
Artist – Mike Deodato
Colours – Frank Martin

The latest issue opens up where it left off in the last one with the Avengers and some other heroes battling Nick Fury in space.  Captain America does not like what Fury has been doing and demands some answers, as well as Fury’s surrender and Nick simply cannot do that.  There is something he has to do, something connected to the Watcher’s murder and even if it means his end, he is going to do it.  There were some great moments in this book, specifically when Fury takes Thor and Iron Man out of the fight.  The fact that he did it so easily is why it is so good.  For anyone that is a Marvel fan and those who are perhaps new, Fury knows stuff.  A lot of stuff, and though it might not be as much as the Watcher, what Fury knows could probably fill a library.  Seeing Cap do his Cap thing by trying to talk Fury out of it rings true to the character, but Cap should know that when Fury sets his mind to something, there is no talking him out of it.  Remender finally reveals what happened on the moon this issue when the Watcher met his fate, and even though we know all about it essentially, to see it is a little shocking.  Although it does not seem even possible, Deodato’s art keeps getting better and better with every passing issue.  The battle in space is incredible to look at and the panel design throughout the book is a mix between being inventive and the standard and it really makes the issue flow nicely.  It is a little sad to realize that this is Nick Fury’s swan song, but if it is, it is quite fitting that he go out in a blaze of action.

5 out of 5

The New 52 Futures End #15

Writer – Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artist – Scot Eaton
Inker – Drew Geraci
Colours – Hi-Fi

The book starts out with Superman battling Rampage and not really giving a care to all the bystanders who happen to be around them.  After she disappears because Superman is saving some kids, he has a talk with Lois and is pretty noncommittal when questioned about his helmet.  Out in space, Frankenstein, Hawkman and Amethyst are being held prisoner by the Authority’s Engineer on some uncharted planet.  Not too much happens except Hawkman and Amethyst flirting with each other as Frankenstein has a dream of the future.  Grifter and Deathstroke argue a bit, some of the Earth 2 inmates have a chat; Mr. Miracle has been able to escape his cage for some time and John Constantine is here too.  This particular issue continues along with some of the regular plot lines and like many of the others has an ending that is neither exciting nor very good.  If the sequence had been in the middle of the issue, it probably would not have been as big an issue, but you should leave the readers wanting more and with many of the books not doing so, including this one, it is a wonder why people keep coming back.  The Frankenstein storyline was all right despite the lack of movement while the Superman stuff has just been bland.  The Earth 2 story has been interesting, but it would be nice if they actually did something with the characters and moved it along.  As for having Constantine in this book, the reason is still clear as mud.  An okay book, but there have been much better issues.

2.5 out of 5

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