CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR COMIC BOOK
"Civil War" is a –07 Marvel Comics crossover storyline consisting of a seven -issue limited series of the same name written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven, and various other tie-in books published by Marvel at the. Most heroes were divided on the issue, and a Civil War ensued. .. Despite Captain America's veto of the plan, the Young Avengers steal a Quinjet and track . After a horrific tragedy raises questions on whether or not super heroes should register with the government, longtime Avengers teammates Captain America.
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Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways () #1 · Wells, Caselli · Civil War: Front . Civil War: Fallen Son - The Death of Captain America #1 · Read Now. 90 . Follows the main story of the Marvel Civil war. No other books are combined so you won't see what happened in the X-men, Spider-man, Captain America, etc. While Avengers Disassembled started it all, and the likes of House of M and Secret Invasion certainly have their merits, Civil War is really the mega Marvel event.
Bottom line: Oct 16, Sam Quixote rated it did not like it. I was wrong - very wrong! The politest way of describing Civil War is a dumb mess, the comics version of a Transformers movie.
Normally I start with a summary of the book but it turns out that the very beginning of the story is perhaps the biggest stumbling block of all. The deaths include a playground full of kiddiewinks. Horrible, yes, and tonally all wrong for a Marvel superhero comic. Much too serious, much too dark. This event causes Congress to pass a law demanding every superhero become registered. Think about this: How does that even follow? In what way? Captain America disagrees, the two form sides, we have Marvel Civil War.
And here we come to the next big problem with this book: Even if you download into that flimsy premise, how can any Marvel fan reconcile themselves with the way these classic characters are written? Was this during the Planet Hulk storyline and he was off-world? When you start having funerals for kids who got caught in the middle of these battles, it completely ruins the point of these stories: Actually a funeral for a kid is an apt metaphor for the way Civil War killed the spirit of Marvel in this comic.
Civil War is boring. It goes from overblown prologue to ridiculous reactionary political scenes, and then alternates from silly superhero fights to dreary conversations of superheroes trying to convince one another to join their side. Is it a suitable answer?
Will a supervillain not go too far like he did at the start because of what happens at the end? Anyway, the answer is no.
Millar crafted one helluva distasteful and unpleasant beast with this book. Mar 11, Jeremiah rated it it was ok Shelves: So, like, uh, the superheroes split 'cause the government read as "damn government" wants them to register and get paid to do what they do. Then, like, the one side fights the other side.
People get pissy. More people get pissy. Then it kinda ends and nothing has changed.
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The art is decent. Sep 01, James DeSantis rated it it was ok. I always thought Civil War was a let down. I still think that years later. I actually re-read this because been playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and the story in there is pretty bad, the comic version isn't much better.
So if you don't know what Civil War is about, where the fuck you've been? Tony wants superheroes to register in the united states. Basically be super agents for Shield. Cap says no, we need out secret identities otherwise we can be in trouble. Tus, the war begins, and our heroe I always thought Civil War was a let down.
Tus, the war begins, and our heroes begin to brawl with each other. The points brought up on both sides can be pretty interesting. I also love the Spider-man reveal and brings the character to a new level. I also like the IDEA of this and think it could have really given us some amazing stories.
However, most of the plot results in punching each other in the face. Also the art is iffy, and while sometimes nice, sometimes is downright ugly. Also the pacing is a bit iffy and it feels like it wraps up way to quick for such big movements in the universe. Overall it's closer to a 2. Hype hype hype, but not delivering. I know it might be insane to say but I thought Civil War 2 was actually worth more on what it was saying. Atleast I had more fun. View all 5 comments. Sep 21, P rated it it was ok Shelves: TeamCap The book is good.
Don't misunderstand me. But two stars for the ending. Okay, I gotta read this one again as the movie will be out next week in my country. So excited! There're many different spots as I can see through the book. Firstly, this book is not about Bucky and there's no Thor in the movie.
So let me hope that the ending is not the same. Because I haven't prepared for a catastrophic conclusion like the comic.
My heart is trembling right now like the day before I was going to watch BvS. View all 10 comments. Surprisingly, I didn't mind that it was not in English, that's how good the translation is. So, there's Tony all full of remorse, backing up a legislative act that compels all superheroes to reveal their identity, and work as state employees.
Cap is obviously against it, and they go to war because of that. We have injured, we have deaths, we have pretty much everything. But the storyline is different from the movie one: I'm not sure which I prefer. It was nice seeing old friends, such as Storm or the Fantastic 4, but fewer superheroes also has it advantages.
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I was a little confused with Namor. I kept thinking of Aquaman, and why he ended up in a Marvel comic. Shame on me. By the way, I really need to read Emma Frost's story. I think it's high time I got over my dislike for her for tacking Jean's place.
May 05, Scarlet Cameo rated it really liked it Shelves: Pero lo que no se nos dice es que aquellos que acepten el registro deben revelar y "cazar" a los enmascarados que rehuzan realizarlo.
Front Line y Civil War: View all 3 comments. Jun 05, Bookwraiths rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved this book. It captured the feelings and emotions of all the parties involved in this civil war, making even a reader choose sides.
Naturally because I'm a rebel at heart , Captain America's side was the one I found myself routing for in this battle of wills, but Millar did an excellent job of making me understand why Iron Man and his cohorts decided to back the government's initiative. Action, emotions, fights, moral decisions, and grief.
This one had it all! As for the art, I liked it, wh Loved this book. As for the art, I liked it, which means that it was good enough that I never thought of it at all most of the time. It really became a seamless part of the story, flickering before my eyes like a movie projection, just the way I like it.
At the end of the day, this collection and a couple others made the Civil War a crossover storyline that I am absolutely glad I finally picked up and experienced. Jun 01, Chad rated it liked it Shelves: Decided to go back and read this again while going through all of New Avengers again. It's a very interesting argument. If police officers and firemen have to be trained to do their job, why shouldn't super heroes too?
The New Warriors screw up while filming a reality show and Nitro blows up a school. Average people are outraged and the Superhuman Registration Act is pushed through.
Iron Man is pushing for the bill while Captain America is totally against it. Millar characterizes the pro-registr Decided to go back and read this again while going through all of New Avengers again.
Millar characterizes the pro-registration side like a bunch of fascists while Cap is portrayed as an angry a-hole. Plus, a lot of big moments happen outside this book, especially to Spider-Man. The Marvel event as an entire whole I'd give 5 stars while these 7 issues just got a 3 for not fleshing out the events enough and the poor characterization of the main characters.
The one thing I was disappointed was never explored is that the Superhuman Registration Act is really just an extension of the Mutant Registration Act that Chris Claremont introduced in the X-Men back in the 70's. That would have been a good way to bring the X-Men into the story instead of having them sit this one out.
Steve McNiven makes the book look glorious. The Marvel universe has never looked better or more epic. View 2 comments. Aug 05, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: This series has so much relevance to society today. It clearly shows us how much stubbornness and unwillingness to cooperate could cause so much destruction. I'm the type of person who likes to look for deeper meanings in anything I read, so I was reading this, I couldn't help but feel that somehow we are all experiencing this right now.
We don't have superheroes fighting left and right for what they believe in, but we do have groups of people doing the same thing and also causing similar damages This series has so much relevance to society today. We don't have superheroes fighting left and right for what they believe in, but we do have groups of people doing the same thing and also causing similar damages to people around them, of course not as severe I guess.
No scratch that, almost as severe as the damages on this series. And this is all because they like to prove they are right that they completely disregard the effect it would have to other people around them.
I'm not going to give much examples about it anymore, but if you look at current events in the world today you'll see where I'm going with this. But I liked what this was representing. I thought that the set up as to why the conflict happened was legit. It wasn't just because of someone's self-interest.
It was because something really big happened which caused the government to take action. And while I side with Captain America on this one, I understood the reason why the push this legislation. I know its bad saying that but I dunnoo.. It looked so badass. It's shows the struggles of each of the characters and I thought it was done pretty well.
It shows that these superheroes are still people and sometimes make irrational and selfish decisions. I freakin' wanted to punch them senseless. I was just told by someone that the reason some things seemed missing was because of that. Some plot holes were answered on another series to solidify this specific series.
And that sucks. I haven't really read much comics so maybe this is just me not being used to this. But yeah I would have wanted to read everything in a series, but switch to another series just to get some stuff.
Most especially for those who would like to know what might happen to the movie Captain America: Civil War because I believe this would be their source material for that movie. I'm not really sure how they are going to work this as a movie, but I am so excited to find out. Oct 16, Terence rated it it was ok Shelves: After a super villain blew up a school, sweeping reform hit the nation.
This reform forced super powered individuals to either register with the government or face imprisonment. Not everyone agreed what to do which lead to a super hero Civil War. I really dislike this story. Everyone is so myopic it's insane. To put such time and effort to fight other super heroes is about the dumbest thing ever.
No one's complaining about too many heroes when Galactus, Apocalypse, Doctor Doom, or any other n After a super villain blew up a school, sweeping reform hit the nation. No one's complaining about too many heroes when Galactus, Apocalypse, Doctor Doom, or any other number of villains threaten to destroy the world. It's surprising more heroes didn't just sit the event out and not join a side.
If they wanted to do something to make a difference perhaps hiring super heroes as prison wardens because the biggest issue is that super villains always escape prison. Whose side am I on? The majority of the characters were wildly different from their normal characterization in the worst way especially Captain America. Cap turned into an angry man just ready to argue and fight constantly and not the level headed hero he's normally shown to be.
If Dr. Strange wasn't fasting on a snowy mountain I'd be with him. I really hope the movie doesn't resemble the comic too closely. View all 8 comments. Nov 29, Sesana rated it liked it Shelves: I'll give them credit for trying. The intention was to create a very serious and divisive issue that fans and characters alike could debate.
Yes, Marvel Comics, the company that has given us approximately X-Men stories about how registration is the first step on the road to genocide wants us, the fans who have read those stories, to be unsure about whether or not registration acts are a good idea.
Not exactly the best sta I'll give them credit for trying. Not exactly the best start. The fact of the matter is, this is a debate that could theoretically happen If the pro-reg side didn't jump off a cliff of pure crazy almost immediately. Requiring those with superpowers to essentially get a drivers license for their powers is defensible. Shooting an unlicensed hero in the back with a machine gun because they stopped a mugging is not.
Giving Norman Osborn free reign to kill unlicensed heroes is not. And yet that's where Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and the pro-reg side end up. Yes, you can now be summarily executed by the Green Goblin if you try to stop a purse snatching while wearing a mask. Honestly, this book could have been even worse, so Millar deserves some credit for keeping it from being a complete waste.
But it was a horrible, horrible idea, if you accept that the intention was not to make readers at large hate Iron Man and Mr. Aug 27, Liam rated it really liked it.
As hard as it was for me to see most of my favourite marvel characters fighting each other, this was a pretty great read! I literally devoured this book! It was basically non stop action from start to finish and pretty much every issue ended on a cliff hanger that made me nEED to read on! It was hard for me to pick a 'side' to be on as I kind of agreed with both sides, making the story even more gripping as I needed to see how it would conclude!
I felt like the ending was a little rushed and that As hard as it was for me to see most of my favourite marvel characters fighting each other, this was a pretty great read! I felt like the ending was a little rushed and that they could've done a bit more with it. 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. I'm not a big fan of Marvel comics, but this one was on sale at site 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 So there was a civil war, and that's that. 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.
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View 1 comment. Jan 04, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Maybe I'm kind of dumb, but I don't really get this.
A whole bunch of superheroes and villains have it out in midtown Manhattan, they destroy buildings and wreck havoc for a few square blocks, but then a handful of ordinary people seem to make their way through the fray and can seem to hold back Captain America from bashing in Iron Man's head, and he all of a sudden has a revelation that maybe the war should end, he lets himself be arrested and then a general amnesty is given to all of the heroe Maybe I'm kind of dumb, but I don't really get this.
A whole bunch of superheroes and villains have it out in midtown Manhattan, they destroy buildings and wreck havoc for a few square blocks, but then a handful of ordinary people seem to make their way through the fray and can seem to hold back Captain America from bashing in Iron Man's head, and he all of a sudden has a revelation that maybe the war should end, he lets himself be arrested and then a general amnesty is given to all of the heroes on both sides, after they just seriously fucked up New York, and probably killed a bunch of people.
It felt like they couldn't figure a way out of what they had written themselves into so the writers just kind of gave some really stupid conclusion to the Civil War. Or at least it didn't make any sense to me. Another thought on the ending. Ultimately any taking away of civil liberties is fine, because the government will be making things safer for everyone.
By surrendering Captain America because the 'common folk' hold him back, and he sees the war he's been fighting hasn't been fought in their interest at all can be a sad commentary on the way that sweeping paranoia and fear mongering can sway public perceptions and opinions and work as a way of slyly legitimizing deplorable actions.
There is still more to come in this story arc with the Initiative, so maybe things will look up for the America that exists in Marvel land, but by what has happened here the goose steps are getting louder and the real opposition to their approach has given up the fight because of popular opinion.
Good thing this is only a comic book, right? May 15, Jonathan Terrington added it Shelves: If I had to name what I believe is the greatest graphic novel story arc in the history of all the comic-verses I would name Civil War among them.
Perhaps this story arc may indeed end up right near the very top. However because this story is part of an arc narrative it fails to stand strong alone. Without the other novels, there is a lack of full continuity and resolution. Therefore, this book just feels a little flat, containing a great introduction and body but a weak conclusion. I personally If I had to name what I believe is the greatest graphic novel story arc in the history of all the comic-verses I would name Civil War among them.
I personally love strong conclusions more than strong introductions. The premise of Civil War is simple. Tensions have been developing between normal mortals and the godlike superheroes and eventually these tensions explode with a literal explosion that destroys a town.
This explosion happens to occur during a superhero, reality-television, show, while the heroes are pursuing super-villains. The result of this explosion leads to the American government wishing to instigate laws to make all superhero activities legislated and that require all heroes legally give up anonymous heroism.
However, Captain America decides that this is a bad idea and goes underground to fight against such a law. On the other hand, his friend Iron Man heads up a team of heroes who hunt down and imprison any 'rogue heroes'. Hence, the idea of Civil War is that the hero camp is divided against itself. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
In many regards, this book appears as a deliberate attempt to look at the American 'War on Terror'. However, it examines many other critical areas: It challenges the reader about the notion of the police state, that utopian and dystopian aspects of life are perhaps not as distant as humanity may assume. It observes the humorous irony of hunting down heroes for performing heroic deeds, posturing that perhaps at times doing the right and noble thing may require going against laws and conventions.
Speaking of the critical way in which this appears to examine terror, there is the sense that the writers are challenging American legislation. Has America, in her pursuit of terrorists, crossed a line of terrorism against the terrorist? Recently, there has been much debate about drone attacks — are these actually terrorist actions against terror suspects? In the past, was the dropping of atomic bombs against Japan as much a war crime as the attack on Pearl Harbour? With the debate of gun registration laws recently there is a point made by some that how can the government of America talk about forcing others to register their guns while being free to have armed soldiers protect them.
It appears that the authors of this graphic novel have recognised such a vein of hypocrisy inherent in some American legislative motions of their past and are attempting to dissect it and to indicate it, through their graphic novel story. For how can the government of this novel assert it is aiming to save lives while at the same time preventing heroes from truly doing their duty?
The law and the government alone wish to control power clearly in this Marvel universe and that is something made evident by the authors. Feb 07, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: Most people are familiar with this major story event after the successful Captain America movie.
It's a compelling excuse for showing an epic conflict between our greatest Marvel superheroes. It's also a thought-provoking look at the nature of super heroism and vigilatism and the responsibility that super-powered heroes should have to the general public. Although it's suitably action packed, I actually found it less interesting than the loose movie adaptation. While the strength in the story sho Most people are familiar with this major story event after the successful Captain America movie.
While the strength in the story should be the fact that it's hard to choose sides as both make great points, in the graphic novel, it's pretty easy to choose sides due to certain tragic events.
Also, in the book, the action is spurred by a team of second-rate superheroes causing loads of collateral damage at a grade school. The movie's handling of this was much more interesting. By making the argument about the disregard for civilians by the Avengers themselves, it makes the story and the conflict much more personal and makes the "Civil War" in the movie version feel much more engaging.
So this book pales in comparison to the story in the movie adaptation as well as to the similar but vastly superior DC comics story, Injustice: With both sides in shock, Cap orders a retreat. Sue Storm shelters the re-grouping Secret Avengers under an energy shield, allowing their escape. Bill Foster's death shakes up both sides: Stature and Nighthawk surrender and register, while the Human Torch and Invisible Woman oppose the act. In turn, Pym drafts a sub-group of the Thunderbolts to their cause.
He concludes that he has made a mistake by siding with Stark and attempts to defect from Iron Man's side but is confronted by Iron Man and, after a brief battle, escapes. The Punisher saves Spider-Man by killing the two villains, and carries him to a Secret Avengers safe-house. After recovering from his injuries, Spider-Man joins Cap's forces,  and makes a public statement in which he pledges to fight the Registration Act. The Punisher seeks to join Captain America's forces, pointing out that Iron Man's decision to employ infamous mass murderers as enforcers of the Act is what has motivated the vigilante to come out of hiding, although crime is at an all time low as a result of the registered heroes.
Captain America reluctantly accepts Punisher's offer of help. As the Punisher makes his way through the Baxter Building to retrieve plans for the Negative Zone prison, Sue Richards travels to Atlantis to persuade Namor to join the Secret Avengers, although he refuses. The supervillains Goldbug and Plunderer arrive at the Secret Avengers' base to join Captain America's team, but the Punisher immediately kills them, leading Captain America to attack him and kick him out of the group.
While meditating, Doctor Strange speaks with Uatu the Watcher, who asks Strange why he doesn't use his immense power to end the conflict. Doctor Strange informs Uatu that the Sorcerer Supreme has no business in mankind's internal struggles, but promises to pray for an outcome that will benefit mankind and spill the least amount of blood. As the final battle begins Cloak teleports the combatants to New York City , where Namor and an army of Atlanteans arrive to fight alongside the Secret Avengers and the Champions, the Thor clone, and Captain Marvel reinforce Stark's team.
The Thing returns to protect the citizens from harm. Realizing how much damage the fight has already inflicted upon the very people he wishes to protect, Captain America surrenders and orders his team to stand down. Aftermath[ edit ] Here is what happened in the aftermath of the Superhero Civil War: The President of the United States grants general amnesty to all opponents of the Superhuman Registration Act who turn themselves in or register.
However, Captain America, the main opponent to the Act, is arrested and subsequently assassinated.
Tony Stark is appointed director of S. The State Initiative is set up to eventually place a superhero team in every state. The Mighty Avengers assemble as a new team.
Some heroes choose to leave the country rather than submit. Spider-Man 's identity of Peter Parker is now known causing J. Jonah Jameson to sue. Goliath , Bantam , Typeface , and Stilt-Man have been killed during the conflict. Tom Foster continues his uncle's legacy, becoming the new Goliath. The attack on Aunt May ultimately leads to Spider-Man striking a deal with Mephisto to save her life while "rewriting history" and erasing Peter Parker's marriage to Mary Jane Watson from continuity.
Captain Marvel enters the present day. Speedball 's powers and sanity are drastically altered, and he becomes the new Penance, a member of the Thunderbolts. A reconstituted version of the New Warriors emerges, bearing little resemblance to the original ; most of the former Warriors are a part of The Initiative Program. Nova returns to Earth after destroying Annihilus and thwarting its annihilation wave with the Nova Corps Worldmind in him. He finds out that his former teammates on the New Warriors are dead and has to decide whether or not to be on The Initiative as he battles the Thunderbolts.
He chooses to leave Earth, heading for the Kree space. Cyclops thought it was preposterous for Professor X to make himself the self-appointed representative of mutantkind, and his opposition to Xavier's proposal led Jean Grey to break up with him and marry Wolverine. The Civil War was avoided entirely in this reality due to her marriage to Steve Rogers.
Tony Stark is told of two alternate ways the Civil War could have concluded:  The first is detailed in, "What if Captain America led all the heroes against the Registration Act? Though he manages to delay its passing, the Stamford disaster occurs as in Earth Without Tony Stark to provide a fairer path for registration, the government's response is more extreme. Government forces led by Henry Peter Gyrich destroy the resistance and many heroes are slain.
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Faced with this vision, Tony believes that this proves that he was right to pursue his pro-registration course of action, but the stranger then reveals another possibility; The second is detailed in, "What if Iron Man lost the Civil War?
The heroes then unite to defeat the out-of-control Thor clone, Ragnarok , which is released when a S. The resulting goodwill convinces Captain America to help run the program as he is the only one the heroes will trust with their secret identities.
The stranger is revealed to be Uatu , Earth 's Watcher. Upon learning of the possibility of this alternate reality, Tony is devastated and weeps for the bright future he helped prevent. The heroes unite to neutralize it, and many die in the first clashes. Captain America and Iron Man, after a final reconciliation, sacrifice themselves alongside Nova to deflect the full Annihilation Wave. Steve Rogers no longer called Captain America and his teammates have been arrested and download time off their sentence by performing suicide missions as the Thunderbolts.
President Stark and his Mighty Avengers are taken to Battleworld by Maestro and have their memories altered to think that they are on Earth and that the Renegade Champions already there are unregistered vigilantes. The Thunderbolts are sent to rescue them, but misunderstandings result in the deaths of Penance and Thunderstrike and all three teams start fighting each other. Tony kills Steve when Steve lets his guard down, and reveals that he is in the possession of the Reality Gem from the Infinity Gauntlet.
Tony and the members of the Illuminati divided the six Infinity Stones after hunting them down and vowed never to use them. But when Tony let the events of Civil War happen in their natural course, he couldn't resist using the Reality Gem to alter events in his favor. He used the gem to prevent the death of Goliath, the assassination of Captain America, alter the war in his favor, and rig the presidential election. He attempts to use it again to undo his killing of Steve, but as they are in another dimension the Reality Gem does not work.
The remaining five heroes from the Mighty Avengers and Thunderbolts stay behind on Battleworld with the Sentry and fight villains attempting to gather the Iso-Sphere as the Civil Warriors. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. February Learn how and when to remove this template message The "Civil War" storyline is featured in the storyline " Secret Wars ", a crossover storyline, which revisits previous Marvel Comics storylines in the form of isolated geographic locations on a planet called Battleworld.
The "Civil War" area is referred to as the Warzone. During the fight, Black Panther hacks into the prison's computers and sees that the portal will explode, killing most of the combatants and stranding the rest.
Black Panther assumes that Stark will teleport his combatants out at the last minute, but meanwhile, S. Deactivating the teleportation device, Black Panther tries to shut down the bomb. Everyone in the prison rushes to escape through the power of the hero Cloak , who drops them all in midair over St.Hey, it's not rocket science; I did manag I don't know what I expected here. The inactive New Warriors were widely regarded as "baby killers" by association. Front Line y Civil War: This is a mess.
The reunited teams are then split into various groups, with the main group heading to the Black Panther's home, Wakanda. People thought they were dangerous, but they did not want a ban. Recently, there has been much debate about drone attacks — are these actually terrorist actions against terror suspects?
Louis, built on a bridge over a chasm between the two sides. It captured the feelings and emotions of all the parties involved in this civil war, making even a reader choose sides.