- Panini Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 24 April 2007
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To any of those who like (or in this case LOVE) Marvel Comics, this is the one stop shop for all you guys and girls. The story is really good and I think you will be surprised with a few of the scenarios and changes in the story a.k.a. unexpected turns. The whole thing is about Superhero and Super villain Registration and some agreeing and disagreeing, which leads to a civil war. For all you Spider Man lovers, Spidey finally gets the suit Tony Stark makes for him, THE CIVIL WAR SUIT! All in all this is a comic you must read.
Miller and McNiven put the familiar Marvel Superheroes into a very unfamiliar setting, pitting two groups in superheroes in an idealogical battle against each other. McNiven's art is almost photo-realistic and will appeal to most comic and manga fans. The story is filled with parallels to current politics and can generate great discussion. Both factions are convinced they are right, and readers can debate which side they agree with. A great story, and a great discussion tool.
Amazing Marvel artwork blends with a modern, mature, post-911 storyline of paranoia, and there is a brilliant comparison between images of the 1800s Civil War and this modern one of superheroes on two sides.
I've been reading Marvel for about a year now, and I've been slowly back-tracking to catch up on major events. From the beginning, the Civil War event has always seemed intriguing to me - superhero against superhero! What could be more exciting than that? And some of the tie-ins have been interesting to me - X-Factor creating a safe have for those who don't wish to register, Captain America becoming a "criminal," Cable joining the resistance, etc - so I figured that the main event itself would be awesome.Except it wasn't.The story definitely had a lot of potential, but it didn't really seem to go anywhere. Tony Stark, whom I've never really cared for (especially after the "Mr. Parker Goes to Washington" arc in Amazing Spider-Man), is a downright unlikeable tool here. And for all of the talk, nothing much happened. Sure, there's a couple of "traps" sprung on those who refuse to register, which leads to a couple of fights, but none of these are particularly interesting. There's a couple of double agents, spies, and people crossing sides, but I didn't care much for that, either. Even Number 42, a super-secret prison for those superheroes who refuse to register with the government, was rather blah. The ending was just as bad. And in all of the fighting, only a couple of people died - Goliath and two supervillains whose names I can't remember.I was expecting something really poignant that explored the effects that this could have on a family, on a superhero team, on friendships. Instead, all I got was a couple of flashy battle scenes. This could have been so much better than it was.
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