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Civil War by Mark Millar
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Great premise; great art; awful ending. My son said to me as he was reading it, "It's good because sometimes you think Tony Stark is right and sometimes you think Steve Rogers is right." But, at the end, one of them is clearly "right" (according to the story) and the resolution reads like an episode of Cailou. And really, the whole premise hinges on the idea we've seen (most famously in Batman) that there would be people upset if a masked superhero like Spider Man or Captain America were actually out there catching bad guys. That argument might hold water in real life (and Watchmen) but in the Marvel universe? Yes, please make Captain America fill out a 1040-EZ and get him his ID and lanyard.

Actually, that doesn't sound too far away from the malarkey we sometimes see nowadays.
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  Stubb | Aug 28, 2018 |
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 |
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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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