Civil War [NOOK Book]

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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, 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 ...
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Overview

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing, 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 (2006) #1-7.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785170242
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,980
  • File size: 74 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    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 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.

    33 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2010

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    Awesome Read!

    Civil War is arguably among the best Marvel Crossovers to come along in a long time. This story holds so much significance because it raises questions through its underlying theme about the Patriot Act. It draws a fine line between civil liberties and security. Should superhumans continue to walk the earth free being above the law and not being held accountable or their actions, or should they be registered, regulated, and answer to the government for their actions. I can see it from both sides of the conflict too as I think that young people who are learning their new mutant powers or gifts should be trained before being put in the field. However on the other side I feel that everyone, mutant, superhuman, or otherwise, are entitled to their civil liberties and should be able to freely help others while protecting their identity. That's what I love so much about this story though, the core theme can be debated and it's a very mature theme. Civil War was awesome to say the least, it was heartbreaking, heartwarming in some ways, and superbly illustrated by Steve McNiven.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Exciting story. Beautiful art.

    I really enjoyed this. It was my first graphic novel on NOOK and it was great. The art looks amazing, some pages seemed to light up or glow. The story built momentum nicely and kept me interested. I'm now definitely a fan of Marvel graphic novels on NOOK.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

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    Waiting for the Big Screen!

    Probably my favorite of all the big cross over events spanning several titles and having tsunami-like ripple effects throughout the Marvel Universe. I won't give away much plot details but will I say the genius behind this well-crafted and impeccably illustrated story is the triggering event: mass casualties inadvertantly caused by a group of inexperienced and amateur superheroes and the realistic reaction by the government and the public alike. When the superhuman community suddenly find themselves under fire, a controversial decision is made that will split friends, family, allies, and team-members into two opposing sides, provoking a civil war among our favorite heroes with Earth-shattering ramifications. Marvel Studios should translate this one into a massive movie!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

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    a must have for any and all marvel fans

    a dare i say, marvelous book.(pun intended)with a massive roster of caracter cameos and world altering events from character deaths to spider-man doing the most shocking thing that you will not see coming.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2008

    A Marvel Essential

    An extraordinary Marvel LS. You can not claim you are a even a comic book fan if you have not yet enjoyed this LS. After you read this you will be in awe. The artwork and writing is exceptional. After you read this masterpiece you must read: Captain America: Fallen Son.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Very good

    Very great book! Millar is a great writer and this series is some of his best work ever!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Nearly Perfect

    The theme of collective safety in conflict with individual freedom is timely and gripping in its' effects on the Marvel Universe and its' heroes. The art is wonderful, and the writing good. The end, however, feels a bit rushed, and leaves out what could be considered the key moment in the story: The death of Captain America. To get that, you'll have to go pick up a different collection.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Awesome

    This was one of the most interesting comics I've ever read. It was so entertaining and I couldn't set it down. A great read for anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Waiting for the big screen!

    Probably my favorite of all the big cross over events spanning several titles and having tsunami-like ripple effects throughout the Marvel Universe. I won't give away much plot details but will I say the genius behind this well-crafted and impeccably illustrated story is the triggering event: mass casualties inadvertantly caused by a group of inexperienced and amateur superheroes and the realistic reaction by the government and the public alike. When the superhuman community suddenly find themselves under fire, a contreversial decision is made that will split friends, family, allies, and team-members into two opposing sides, provoking a civil war among our favorite heroes with Earth-shattering ramifications. Marvel Studios should translate this one into a massive movie!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Good Ride, Okay Trip

    The crux of this story intrigued me. The Marvel world of super heroes face government certification—a process that requires surrendering their “secret” identities. Some are willing, some are not. The ensuing clash is told with great energy and vibrant vivid art work. The framing of the scenes involving multiple heroes balanced the colors to great effect. Quite fun to look at with 200 pages of rippling muscles, arched backs and elegant elongated athletic limbs all in distinct colorful costumes but the ending seemed more like a teaser for a grander project than this supposedly self contained 7 issue collection. A reasonable case is made for each side of this conflict with the crisis of conscience of Captain America being the highlight for me. While I don’t require stories to be wrapped up with a nice little bow, so much weight was given the impending final conflict that to have an ambiguous ending was a bit of a jaw dropper. Still a nice ride even though I didn’t care for the destination.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2009

    Just another excuse from Marvel to...

    ...have superheroes fighting superheroes. Except this time its done with political motivation (making it LESS interesting). There is nothing else to this story. Seriously.

    2 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    The good book

    Omg I'm agirl and I like this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    The best universe event I've read!

    This comic set is awesome. It only comes with the core comics though, so don't expect all the tie-ins in this set. You'll have to find those in probably a separate volume.

    As for the story, it has a huge build-up and a climactic ending like nothing you've ever read before. The story is even more relevant now then ever as the trigger for this event comes after several bombings and school shootings. In a time when the top of gun-control couldn't be more sensitive, this story is all the more real.

    However, a few of the characters' personal choices can be viewed as a little out of character. My wife definitely didn't agree with some of Captain America's decisions. But, I personally felt this was alright as a lot of the comics before Civil War led up to this.

    The art is spectacular. All the characters feature their more iconic designs and are drawn to their correct builds. The coloring is pretty light towards the beginning, but as the story progresses, it slowly gets darker. I like this direction and really feeds into the atmosphere. Most of the backgrounds really match what's going on with the emotions of the heroes as well. Sure you could say destruction has to be shown when superheroes collide, but with the way the damage was shown really shows the broken feelings of fellowship and comradery.

    I highly recommend this comic to anybody that's a comics fan and you don't need much background to know what's going on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    good

    good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Fantastic

    This novel filled in the blanks from the comic series. Great writting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Mixed feelings

    Story and art were gripping and well done. But the ending was rushed and dissappointing. Dont believe what the others say

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Civil War

    I played Ultimate Allience 2 and this is almmost exactly the same. So when I saw this on shop, I wanted to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Fantastic Read

    It was great emotionally charged and i felt like i cared about the characters. Epic battles between heroes, whats not to like

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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