Aaron Haaland mentioned that Mr Sinister wasn't in Origin II, even though he was on the cover.
He may have. Just not as you know him. You may have seen the tag on the polar bear, out of place in the wilderness, and displaying considerable fighting skills against an early Wolverine.
Note, "Subject II, N. Essex", that being Nathaniel Essex, Mister Sinister. But there's more than that. There's the Lone Wolf.
Red eyes and a diamond star on his forehead.
Okay, so he doesn't exactly do too well in the first issue. But somehow, he's there…