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Civil War

A Marvel Comics Event
Millar, Mark (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Civil War
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Authors: Millar, Mark
Title: Civil war
a Marvel Comics event
Publisher: New York, NY : Marvel Comics, 2007
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Notes: Contains material originally published in magazine form as Civil War #1-7
Additional Contributors: McNiven, Steve
ISBN: 9780785121794
078512179X
0785121781
9780785121787
Branch Call Number: 741.5 C582, M645c
Statement of Responsibility: writer, Mark Millar ; penciler, Steve McNiven
Subject Headings: Graphic novels
Genre/Form: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Topical Term: Graphic novels
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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "I own a t-shirt with an image from this comic on it and it prompted me to read this as soon as I had the opportunity. This is book 1 in a 7 book series and I am now anxious to read the rest. The Marvel Civil War is essentially a giant battle between all the Marvel superheros we've all come to know and love with Tony Stark (Iron Man) leading one side and Steve Rogers (Capt. America) on the other. I loved getting to see characters I hadn't seen in a while all taking part and the climax was exciting. A basic understanding of Marvel history would help, but I found this story to be just classic Marvel fun that makes you think. I highly recommend it."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: ""This was a really interesting book to read. Lots of conflict within the super hero conglomerate, with super heroes choosing sides, and heavy decisions being made.

Overall, I really felt like IronMan and Mr. Fantastic are huge jerks.

It kind of resolved itself in the end, but I need to read the rest of the books to see how I liked the whole series. Book 1 left me wanting more."

Feb 23, 2013
  • Timothius_Of_Ziost rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Civil War was a good idea pulled off wrong. It definitely upset many fans (including me). Poor writing aside, the idea that superheroes fight each other has some value to it, but I would have preferred more personal one on one battles showcasing the hero vs. hero fights that we can only imagine, but what we got was cap and iron man slugging it out while random heroes trade blows in the background. I would honestly have liked to have seen more characters in a crossover of this magnitude.

Jul 31, 2012
  • Purple_Beast_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of marvels best stories ever. I didn't necessarily like the beginning altogether. I would recommend it to anyone who like comics and comic books and will spend time reading them.

Apr 11, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Two stars for the art; McNiven's a good artist. As to the story itself, the blame for this can be placed at two places. Millar's a lousy writer, vastly overrated. And second, the blame's shared by Quesada and his inner cabal of morons running Marvel, who constantly push event and crossover and nonsense, while completely disregarding character and history and continuity.

Feb 12, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The Civil War series was a battle of Ideals but really just turned into a battle royal of superheroes punching each other. It is incredible well drawn though by Steve McNiven.

The idea was that some young and cocky superheroes took on villains out of their league and many innocents died as a result. So the government decides to register and control all of the marvel universe characters. Captain America didn't agree with that because he didn't want the US Government dictating who the villains are (see the Iraq War). Rather than dialogue, the government reacts in a traditional knee-jerk reaction and declares WAR on any hero who disagrees with them.

What should have followed was a battle of Ideologies but instead it was a massive cross continuity mess. Ever comic in the Marvel universe was affected by it but instead of being about issues it just bled into the next massive mess; Secret Invasion.

I'm getting frustrated just writing about it. Steve McNivel is and incredibly artist but these seven issues barely scratched the surface of the issue. The debate was better addressed in the FRONTLINE series.

Incidentally, Mark Millar already addressed this problem of Superheroes being the government’s lap-dogs in Ultimates 2. In that graphic novel he postulated that because the Super-heroes were used as a global police force, they made America a target of terrorist revolt and a third world. Just thought you’d like to know. I've had my fill of Marvel shenanigans for now. I'm going to go read OWLY.

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Jul 31, 2009
  • MitchPehora rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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