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Most Helpful Favorable Review

34 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Times they are a' changing

Few stories say they will change everything you know about the marvel world and really do it. This book is one that does. After a attack to capture a group of supervillians leads to a explosion that kills thousands, the public calls for action to control heroes. The ...
Few stories say they will change everything you know about the marvel world and really do it. This book is one that does. After a attack to capture a group of supervillians leads to a explosion that kills thousands, the public calls for action to control heroes. The superhero registration act is created to hold heroes reponsible and make the register all there personal information to the goverment. Tony Stark/Iron Man looks at this as a resonable next step for heroes while Captain America looks at it as a attack on the people who risk there lifes for the country. the battle lines are drawn as heroes are forced to ask: Whose side are you on? this book is filled with great action and art by Mcniven. It is intresting to see which side each does choose and the length they will go to prove ther right with good commentary on are modern goverment. You are found wondering which side you would choose. However with that question the book falls sort in some aspects. The viewpoints of each side are touched on by each side, it kind of gets lost in the action as the heroes use show of force rather then debate. The overall effect of registration is better dealt with in the individual comics such as Civil War:Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man. But this book still shines with good story telling and suceeds in changing the status quo.

posted by Anonymous on October 25, 2007

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3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

"Marvel's Civil War" Book Review

Many will expect this book to be one that completely challenges everything you know about the Marvel universe, which is what it should be, by the way, but all "Civil War" manages to do is trick you into thinking that it's much better than it actually is. The idea is int...
Many will expect this book to be one that completely challenges everything you know about the Marvel universe, which is what it should be, by the way, but all "Civil War" manages to do is trick you into thinking that it's much better than it actually is. The idea is interesting enough: what if a superhero screwed up so much that he/she blew up an entire town, causing the government to control superheroes. The problem is that Marvel's already made government controlled superheroes ( that was what the "Ultimate Marvel Universe" was all about ), so why do it all again. As if that wasn't bad enough, Mark Millar's writing is terrible. Absolutlely terrible. The dialouge tries to be cool, but fails to hide it's overall corniness. The worst part is that everyone seems to be a villian in this story. Spider-Man actually changes sides ( I guess he thought , "Well, nobody cares about me anyway, so I'll betray my friends and go back to my old costume"), Reed Richards devotes his time to helping the government and Sue Storm changes sides too. The art isn't anything special either, just another guy pretending to be Jim Lee or Alex Ross. The only midly redeeming quality about this book is Iron Man's storyline. He seems to pretend to agree with the government for the greater good, but he really dosen't and, unlike Spider-Man, he dosen't become a coward who betrays his own team. In the end, this book is just more evidence of how far Marvel's comics have fallen.

posted by Anonymous on December 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    "Marvel's Civil War" Book Review

    Many will expect this book to be one that completely challenges everything you know about the Marvel universe, which is what it should be, by the way, but all "Civil War" manages to do is trick you into thinking that it's much better than it actually is. The idea is interesting enough: what if a superhero screwed up so much that he/she blew up an entire town, causing the government to control superheroes. The problem is that Marvel's already made government controlled superheroes ( that was what the "Ultimate Marvel Universe" was all about ), so why do it all again. As if that wasn't bad enough, Mark Millar's writing is terrible. Absolutlely terrible. The dialouge tries to be cool, but fails to hide it's overall corniness. The worst part is that everyone seems to be a villian in this story. Spider-Man actually changes sides ( I guess he thought , "Well, nobody cares about me anyway, so I'll betray my friends and go back to my old costume"), Reed Richards devotes his time to helping the government and Sue Storm changes sides too. The art isn't anything special either, just another guy pretending to be Jim Lee or Alex Ross. The only midly redeeming quality about this book is Iron Man's storyline. He seems to pretend to agree with the government for the greater good, but he really dosen't and, unlike Spider-Man, he dosen't become a coward who betrays his own team. In the end, this book is just more evidence of how far Marvel's comics have fallen.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 5, 2013

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