Civil War

Civil War

A Marvel Comics Presentation

Graphic Novel - 2007
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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!"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide Inc., a subsidary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2007]
Edition: Direct ed
ISBN: 9780785121794
078512179X
Branch Call Number: CIVIL WAR
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Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: McNiven, Steve

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Scythers Jan 05, 2018

Lots of voices here already so I'll be brief: The art is good, the story is well fleshed out for a summary and one did not get lost too easily by the introduction of too many low profile characters. As other comments state, it's a little fast paced for a stand alone of it's magnitude, but there are lots of other civil war novels from the perspectives of individual heroes that flesh this out from a summary to a full story. That is the unfortunate truth of Marvel, although it is kind of cool at the same time: you have to read dozens of books by different authors printed at different times to get the full picture. Again though, this volume DOES work as a standalone.

AL_CODY Aug 03, 2016

What would happen if something caused a rift between some of Marvel's greatest heroes? Read this before you see the movie (or after, if you've already seen it).

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akilr_024
Jul 26, 2015

Great Book! Not very long, but it accuratley depicts a raging war with Captain America and Iron Man

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pcfalci
Jul 06, 2015

The action was terrific and I enjoyed seeing so many prominent characters in one novel. However, the story moves really quickly and lacks some of the depth and conversation you would expect to see before characters like Captain America and Iron Man duke it out. I'd read it because it's fun and will be translated to the big screen in 2016.

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Tuesday5
Jun 30, 2015

Well done artwork and thought provoking storyline.

BookReviewer2015 May 26, 2015

A very engaging and exciting read. The Marvel Universe splits in half in it's greatest existential crisis yet!

Soon to be a film in 2016 as well!

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Chickenzilla
Apr 14, 2015

I liked the storyline, but in order to really enjoy this story, you have to read other books. Also I didn't like cap quitting at the end. I was rooting for him winning, then he just quit.

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Chickenzilla
Feb 24, 2015

I liked the story line, and I think they go into deeper depth on other issues, but I was a little underawed by this Marvel "event." Also, I wished there were more one on one battles. Also, I didn't like Captain America just giving up at the end. It was so uncharacteristic, and it felt weird. By the end, I was on Captain America's side, then he quit. >:(

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DEWLine
Jan 15, 2015

Premise was good, the execution...debatable.

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mexicanadiense
Nov 11, 2014

Hmmm, this one is basically like an appendix to the grander storytelling of "Civil War", filling in some gaps of what happened during and after. The multiple switches between writers and artists doesn't help, either. For completists, mainly.

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Scythers Jan 05, 2018

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Dec 03, 2016

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Jul 31, 2009

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Tuesday5
Jun 30, 2015

What if you had superpowers (or the ability to make really cool gadgets) and the government told you that you were only allowed to use these things if were trained and registered (and possibly controlled) by them, would you submit? or would you oppose a law you saw as unfair, discriminatory and possibly dangerous? That is the question put before these Superheros.

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