Marvel Releases Trailer for 'Original Sin' Storyline (Video)

A new video teases the secrets from the pasts of Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America that will be revealed during the summer storyline.
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To promote tomorrow’s release of the first issue of Original Sin, the series anchoring the company’s summer event storyline, Marvel Entertainment has debuted a trailer for the event teasing some of the secrets about iconic heroes like The Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man that will be uncovered over the next few months.

Animating elements from Original Sin (with art from Mike Deodato) as well as spinoff series Iron Man vs. Hulk, Thor/Loki: The Tenth Realm, Deadpool and New Avengers, the short promises that, in the wake of the murder of longtime supporting character The Watcher, the heroes of the Marvel Universe will be forced to “confront their own darkest secrets.”

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Those secrets include Tony Stark’s role in the creation of the Gamma Bomb that birthed The Hulk, the discovery that Thor and Loki have a half-sister they knew nothing about, and Captain America’s memory wipe at the hands of his fellow heroes at the start of the current New Avengers series (don’t ask — or, rather, save asking until the story is underway).

Written by Jason Aaron with art by Deodato, the core Original Sin series will anchor the investigations into the murder of The Watcher, while the various secrets will be explored within each character’s own series or the Original Sins anthology spinoff. The storyline launches with tomorrow’s Original Sin #1 before running through the summer.

Marvel released the following text to accompany the trailer:

"Who Shot The Watcher? The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching us from the moon for as long as we can remember ... is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history. As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigation, other forces are marshaling as well and other questions are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen? What was the Original Sin? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? And most importantly, who now holds the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets in the palm of their hand?"

Original Sin is available May 7 in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. 

Watch the trailer below.