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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 for more than a year, 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!

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ISBN-13: 9780785121794
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 04/11/2007
Series: Civil War (Marvel) Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 44,724
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Civil War 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Sindizel More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
screenwriter3d More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very great book! Millar is a great writer and this series is some of his best work ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
jakob_the_dragon_boy More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
gkwombat More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Sephythe22 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel filled in the blanks from the comic series. Great writting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I played Ultimate Allience 2 and this is almmost exactly the same. So when I saw this on shop, I wanted to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great emotionally charged and i felt like i cared about the characters. Epic battles between heroes, whats not to like
Trismegistos_Therion More than 1 year ago
I Wanted To Love This... But I just couldn't. The idea and premise sounded amazing to me, but once I started reading, the great idea just turned out to be a lame excuse to get heroes to fight each other (for the billionth time!) and act out of character. Exhibit A: Captain America going bat$h!+ crazy on the Punisher for shooting a villain, who refuses to fight back. It tries too hard to do to much, and in the end the execution completely failed to deliver on the grand idea. I think the pro-registration side would have been better led by a villain and some conflicted heroes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise of the conflict over registration and poliecing of super heroes is a good premise. The artwork and action are welldone. Character motivation in contrary to other events, or simply lacking all together. The ending feels very rushed with no reaolution between chacters axcept in a few cases with out of character behavior. Several conflicts are handwaved and solved at the moment they need to be resolved without much in the way of setup, or they suddenly backtrack. There are not enough concequences for actions that could have been used to flesh out the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg I'm agirl and I like this book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you nook hd. This comic looks so amazing on the nook hd that I have a newly renewed love for comic books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story and art were gripping and well done. But the ending was rushed and dissappointing. Dont believe what the others say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Great art. They have hitting it out of the park with the miniseries these padt couple of years
mattsya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Miller and McNiven put the familiar Marvel Superheroes into a very unfamiliar setting, pitting two groups in superheroes in an idealogical battle against each other. McNiven's art is almost photo-realistic and will appeal to most comic and manga fans. The story is filled with parallels to current politics and can generate great discussion. Both factions are convinced they are right, and readers can debate which side they agree with. A great story, and a great discussion tool.
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From a writerly perspective, this is a bit frustrating. There's nothing wrong with it, really, but with a premise that immaculate they could have done so much more. And it's really unfortunate that they fell into the comic guy trap of making one side the "villains." How much more interesting if it wasn't "look at all these awful things Iron Man and Reed are doing," but instead "fictionalization of major real issue! Make up your own mind!" Still, lots of great moments.
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Marvel for about a year now, and I've been slowly back-tracking to catch up on major events. From the beginning, the Civil War event has always seemed intriguing to me - superhero against superhero! What could be more exciting than that? And some of the tie-ins have been interesting to me - X-Factor creating a safe have for those who don't wish to register, Captain America becoming a "criminal," Cable joining the resistance, etc - so I figured that the main event itself would be awesome.Except it wasn't.The story definitely had a lot of potential, but it didn't really seem to go anywhere. Tony Stark, whom I've never really cared for (especially after the "Mr. Parker Goes to Washington" arc in Amazing Spider-Man), is a downright unlikeable tool here. And for all of the talk, nothing much happened. Sure, there's a couple of "traps" sprung on those who refuse to register, which leads to a couple of fights, but none of these are particularly interesting. There's a couple of double agents, spies, and people crossing sides, but I didn't care much for that, either. Even Number 42, a super-secret prison for those superheroes who refuse to register with the government, was rather blah. The ending was just as bad. And in all of the fighting, only a couple of people died - Goliath and two supervillains whose names I can't remember.I was expecting something really poignant that explored the effects that this could have on a family, on a superhero team, on friendships. Instead, all I got was a couple of flashy battle scenes. This could have been so much better than it was.
JonathanGorman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great artwork, but it would have been nice to explore some more themes. Maybe they did in individual series, but to be honest it doesn't have the depth of feeling that storylines like "Days of Future Past did.