Okay, so you know we ran the rumour of the upcoming death of Nick Fury in Original Sin #1. Then Marvel released this cover…
Boom! But… isn't that too obvious? Is something else going on?
Okay, this is a theory based on no facts whatsoever. Just a propensity for Marvel and DC to swap plot lines every now and then, just as Original Sin seems to have similarities to Identity Crisis. What if it also has similarities to Emerald Twilight?
In that Green Lantern story Day Of Judgment, we saw Hal Jordan after becoming the genocidal Parallax seek redemption by becoming the Spectre, a mighty figure keeping a watch on mankind.
You're ahead of me here aren't you?
Just as Marvel were trying to find a role for Hal Jordan while he was replaced with a younger model, so Marvel are trying to find a role for Nick Fury Sr now that his son is running around SHIELD and looking a lot more like Samuel Jackson.
Could this somehow be a replacement role? As the new Watcher, taking the place of Uatu on the moon? The only man trusted to keep the world's secrets? With his one good eye?
I don't know… but isn't it a neat theory?
Here's a trailer for tomorrow's first issue proper.
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 7th in comic shops, the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Trailer Voice-Over by Jesse Falcon.