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Civil War by Mark Millar
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Title:Civil War
Authors:Mark Millar
Other authors:Steve McNiven (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel (2008), Hardcover, 512 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:One of my favourite marvel comics

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Civil War by Mark Millar



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I've never seen such a great arc have such a spectacularly disappointing ending. Captain America's about-face at the end of the series comes completely out of nowhere and does a huge disservice to the rest of the series. One almost wonders if there interference from on high in this regard. ( )
  Evan_Edlund | Jul 9, 2015 |
Meh. ( )
  jtodd1973 | Apr 14, 2015 |
Well, this is the second major crossover to come through the Avenger's books under Bendis' reign but it was not written by Bendis. While I understand the criticism of the somewhat abrupt ending to this story, I still really enjoyed it as a whole. It is a high concept story with enough ambiguity to fuel a lot of great tie-ins and future story opportunities. Recommended. ( )
  JonathanCrites | Feb 3, 2015 |
A group of reality tv show superheroes go up against a group of serious villains with tragic results. A school full of children is destroyed killing hundreds of people. The U.S. government is urged by an activist mother of one of the victims, Tony Stark, and S.H.I.E.L.D., to create a new law that would insure all superheroes register with the government and become employees of the government. S.H.I.E.L.D. would over see training and deployment of the super humans. Captain America sees this as a violation of the freedoms of the superheroes as well as a creation of a super human military body. Cap, along with his close allies, refuse to register and become outlaws. Tony Stark, a.k.a Ironman, leads the law abiding superheroes to try and capture the law breakers. A lot of unexpected alliances are made and some close relationships are torn apart.

This is an extremely intelligent storyline. It gives you a lot to think about. After so many school slayings and public shootings I can see people becoming scared and pushing the government into hasty actions. I am the type of person who believes rules are there for a reason so I lean towards Tony Starks side. Why not regulate superheroes? Make sure they are stable personalities and properly trained. The problem is I believe in Captain America and what he stands for and I know he is correct. Freedoms will be lost and that is wrong. Once freedoms are surrendered they are hard to get back.

The art work is beautiful and the writing is excellent. It you are a fan of Marvel comics and movies especially the Avengers this is a must read. ( )
1 vote craso | Dec 12, 2014 |
I enjoyed the comic, it had some great artwork and a good storyline. ( )
  Elliots89 | Sep 22, 2014 |
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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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