Comic Review- Civil War: A Marvel Universe Event

August 4, 2016     erinthebooknut     Book review, Comic Review

Comic Review- Civil War: A Marvel Universe EventCivil War (Marvel Civil War Collection) by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Morry Hollowell
Published by Marvel on April 11th 2007
Pages: 208

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from 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.
Collecting Civil War #1-7.

As some of you now I’ve been spending a lot of time lately getting back into my comics collection and I figured now is as good a time as any to start reviewing a much bigger variety for this blog. So as I grabbed a bunch of new issues I decided to begin with my collection of the Civil War Marvel event.

This collection of issues (Civil War 1-7) is what the MCU’s Captain America: Civil War is loosely based on. I say loosely because not only are the subject of the conflicts different but there are also a CRAP TON more heroes in the comic version. If you’ve seen the film, don’t assume you know how this story goes. They’re incredibly different.

Now this collection only features the over all arc of the event. There are many specialized issues that go much more into depth of the story with the various heroes. Everyone from the Fantastic Four to Spider-Man, from Iron Man to Black Panther have their own dedicated issues. Still, this collection covers the general picture of the arc.

This is probably one of my favorite collections in the Marvel-verse. It features so many heroes you don’t normally see together, makes them pick sides, and throws them together in a clash of the comic book titans. Where else can you see such a group of heroes together, fighting for everything they believe in?

This book is also the set up for Ed Brubaker’s fantastic The Death of Captain America storyline. If there’s one story in Captain America that will have you clutching your heart from feels it’s that one. To understand it from it’s conception you MUST read Civil War.

If I had to choose between the comic or movie version of Civil War (which would be silly considering their vast differences) I would have to pick the comic every time. It’s heart wrenching and one can hardly decide who to side with. I heartily recommend it.

From my shelf to yours,


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