Civil War: The Road to Civil War

Civil War: The Road to Civil War

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Ripped from the pages of New Avengers, comes an explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team - how they came together and how they are ripped apart. Plus: Spidey's got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume, courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? With clouds quickly building on the horizon, the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a coming storm. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle, and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Collects Fantastic Four (1997) #536-537, New Avengers: Illuminati One-Shot, Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #529-531.

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ISBN-13: 9780785170280
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 704,418
File size: 65 MB
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Civil War: The Road to Civil War 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This trade has three separate stories: a one-shot featuring the Illuminati (Black Bolt, Charles Xavier, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Reed Richards) being hosted by the Black Panther, a two-issue arc featuring the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom (and Thor's hammer), and a three-issue arc featuring Spider-Man and Tony Stark.The issue featuring the Illumanti was by far my favorite. Namor's characterization was spot-on, and I was cracking up with some of the things he did and said (the best part was Namor punching Tony through the roof). The art was a little strange at first, but it ended up growing on me; it kind of reminded me of an older style. Not surprisingly, the Illumanti group splinters apart, although there's little debate over the merits of the Registration Act (everyone either agrees with it automatically or disagrees with it). The issue tries to garner a little sympathy for Tony Stark, but I am not buying it, especially considering his lofty ideas of his own importance later in this trade.Honestly, I'm not sure why the Fantastic Four arc was even included in this trade collection. True, the first couple of pages were lifted from the Illumanti special, but other than that, the Fantastic Four were more concerned about beating Doctor Doom's robots than the upcoming Registration Act. I've never been interested in the Fantastic Four, although they have some great villains (Doom being one of them).The Amazing Spider-Man issues weren't great either. Maybe it's because I already know how Civil War "ends," but I just kept rolling my eyes at Tony's naivete and his exaggerated sense of self-importance (I've never cared much for the character of Iron Man, to be honest). The arc is mostly set in Washington DC, and of course there is the I-hope-they-don't-go-there-but-I'm-totally-expecting-it "Tony Stark is just like Abraham Lincoln" comparison several times (uh, no, I don't think so). I don't see Abraham Lincoln hiring a "bad guy" to assassinate him to sway people to his side. Just saying.Altogether, this book wasn't very good. The only reason I'm rating it three stars is because the New Avengers: Illuminati special was very good. The rest of the material is a solid two stars.
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Good read
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