Watcher, Marvel Comics’ Galactic Voyeur, Falls

[Photo: Marvel Comics]

Cataclysmic surveillance dystopias are dominating the news cycle. So of course Marvel Comics took Watcher, their age-old galactic voyeur, and mysteriously killed him off.

The result is a deliberate homage — or rip-off, depending on your scruples — of DC Comics’ immortal Watchmen, from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Check out an advanced look at the first issue of the solicitous “Original Sin” miniseries and see if you agree.