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Civil War by Mark Millar
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Title:Civil War
Authors:Mark Millar
Other authors:Morry Hollowell (Colorist), Steve McNiven (Illustrator)
Info:Panini (UK) Ltd. (2007), Edition: UK Edition, Paperback, 196 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:!borrowed, fiction, graphic novel, superhero

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Civil War by Mark Millar

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n the wake of a superhero battle that ends in the deaths of dozens of children, there is a large outcry in America for superheroes to be registered. Leading the charge in favour of this movement is Tony Stark and opposing him with an increasing number of supporters is Captain America. When the entire superhero community is divided and fighting itself, who really wins?

Sooo much better than the film. This is obviously a huge comic book event with characters from all over the Marvel universe making appearances and playing a role, whether large or small. The artwork in this collection is fantastic with extraordinarily rich details. Also, this one has an ending I was not expecting and I'll definitely be tracking down plot resolutions for that one at some point as obviously the comics and films are divergent. ( )
  MickyFine | Jun 7, 2018 |
So there was a civil war, and that's that. The story started out somewhat plausible, but along the way, it got lost in the shuffle. Battle. Whatever.

I'm not a big fan of Marvel comics, but this one was on sale at Amazon so, why not? The artwork was good, and aside from not knowing all of the characters, I was able to follow along pretty well. The moral and ethical questions developed seemed to be left on the sidelines, and that disappointed me. Maybe these questions were covered more in-depth in the carry-overs across the Marvel spectrum. If I ever see those on sale, perhaps I'll pick them up to try and gain some more of the background. Perhaps. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
Civil War es un crossover escrito por Mark Millar e ilustrado por Steve McNiven y Dexter Vines.
Se publicó en el 2006 y 2007 y, en total, fueron 7 partes. En conjunto son unas 208 páginas de historia e ilustraciones.

Una tragedia hace que el gobierno de los Estados Unidos promulgue una "Ley de Registro de Super-humanos". Cada héroe (y villano) debe revelar su identidad, trabajar para el gobierno y asistir a entrenamientos especiales para controlar sus poderes.

Naturalmente un grupo está de acuerdo y otro no. Iron Man encabeza el grupo que está a favor de la ley y el Capitán América (tildado de rebelde) se opone a ley... Creando conflicto de intereses y, por ende, una "Guerra Civil".

Civil War es una excelente historieta. Gracias a los eventos y a la amplia gama de personajes, se puede leer rapidísimo, sin perderse nunca el interés.

Puedo decir que es una historia lineal aunque se han publicado historias paralelas dentro del mismo evento, mostrándonos acciones y sucesos entre personajes específicos. Por ejemplo, en una de estas historias tenemos a Wolverine persiguiendo a Nitro, quien escapó después de la explosión.

Civil War trata una temática relativamente seria, Mark Millar escribió una historia simple y complicada a la vez, con buenos sub-plots (Spider-Man, Fantastic 4) y con suficientes giros como para mantenernos enganchados.

El equipo que dibujó y dio letras y color a la historieta hizo un grandioso trabajo (recuerden que estamos hablando de casi 10 años atrás). Desde presentar muchos personajes sin abusar de la repetición, hasta saber enmarcar grandes momentos en una y hasta dos páginas completas.

Pero volviendo a la historia en sí, debo admitir que el final fue un poco abrupto (aunque aclaré que con otros cómics se expande la historia) y, aparte de brusco, fue un poco predecible... Aún así, la recomiendo a cualquiera, sea fan de los cómics o no. La lectura del mismo puede que achique la espera de la próxima película e iríamos al campo de batalla sabiendo un poco más de la misma y sabiendo qué esperar y qué podemos dejar fuera.

Me encantó Civil War y quisiera abundar más en el evento con las otras historietas... Yo estaba del lado de Captain America... ¿Y tú?
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  JorgeLC | Apr 28, 2018 |
Pretty straightforward, though I'm now going to have to read the 10 or so other volumes to get the full picture... it's fascinating how this predates Sandy Hook and yet... life imitates art. Sort of. Except we didn't register guns after children died, so, no. ( )
  Daumari | Dec 30, 2017 |
A while ago it was announced that the title for the third Captain America movie would be Civil War, after one of the comic series. I got really curious about that comic but had no idea where to start and what to read first so I decided to not do it at that time. When my friend came back from LFCC with House of M for me and Civil War for herself, I asked her if I could borrow CW after she'd finished it. I did so on Friday and read the entire comic yesterday afternoon.

Civil War starts with a disaster. A group of young heroes decide to attack a bunch of villains way above their station and end up creating a massacre. There is a nationwide outcry to have all heroes registered by their actual names, but not every hero agrees with that. Captain America goes to the 'dark' side and gathers a lot of followers. But so does Iron Man. Two former friends go up against each other, who will win? Who will go over from one side to the other? What will happen at the end?

I had already heard some things from my friend who read it before me so I didn't really go into this story without knowing nothing. I'd honestly already picked a side, and I have to say that after reading the entire comic, I am still on the side I picked before reading it.

Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, is on the side of the people who don't want to be registered. Iron Man, aka Tony Stark is on the side of the people who DO want to be registered. Both have some good arguments; like what will happen to the heroes' loved ones when their identities are revealed, and what if another disaster like the Stamford disaster happens and more civilians will die? But still, I thought Steve was being a bit weird about everything and I got a bit annoyed at him throughout the entire comic. Yes Tony did some bad things too but he had good intentions, in my opinion.

To be honest, after a while I had the feeling it was more about 'who can get the most followers' rather than the actual reason they started that entire civil war, and that was a bit annoying. The final battle was just... I don't know what to say about it, but it was a bad move from Cap's side and it made my decision final; I am on Tony Stark's side.

The graphics were amazing and I loved looking at all the characters, most of which I already know but some I didn't know the names of, but they were awesome nonetheless. I really wished that all the extra comics were in there as well, because I got the idea I was missing several things. There is a list of extra comics that all happen in the Civil War series but this book only had the seven main comics in it. Bit of a shame, and also a shame the book didn't mention those extra comics in the back or front or anything.

I am afraid that they are going to change the movie completely and going to make Tony look like the bad guy or something while in the comics he had his best intentions (he wanted to protect the civilians); but honestly I also wouldn't be surprised. ]I mean they made him create Ultron in Age of Ultron something that, in the comics, was actually done by Hank Pym aka the original Ant-Man/Giant Man. Oh well.

In the end, I enjoyed Civil War, though I did think I was missing some things. I will certainly go and find the rest of the CW comics and read them too. I have ordered the first issue of the Ms. Marvel comics and I can't wait to get started in it!

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  october.tune | Nov 15, 2017 |
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The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother - and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collects Civil War #1-7, plus extras.

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"The Marvel universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react -- a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever."--cover, p.4.… (more)

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