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Marvels Civil War Comic Series
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The X-Men Civil War Comics are a new short series of Marvel Comics in the works that tie in all of the Marvell characters into one big story. There is a Civil War series and then there are bits and pieces of the story within other comic books from each character. The story is that some amateur super heroes go to take down some bad guys and one of them gets away and ends up blowing up (which doesn’t kill him because this is his power) most of a city and an elementary school killing hundreds of children. This causes a huge uproar in world because although mutants were known to be around, they just were rouge and acted on their own. Humans are not happy with what has happened and demand that all Mutants come under law and work for the government or be killed or jailed. This is where the Civil War starts. Iron Man and Spider-Man lead the group following the new law and leads the team that is to bring down the rebels who do not agree with the law. What the law does is put Mutants under the government and they have to register with their real names. The pro law mutants see this as a natural course of things and will help them become more into society and still be able to do what they do. Those who oppose it feel that this would bring down the very thing they stand for. The team of Rebels is led by Captain America and to those of you who know the Marvell universe then you know that this is crazy because Capt America stands for everything just and for him to be a rebel is crazy. Although he plays the good bad guy in the series. Right now only a few of the comics have been released and so I don’t know the end. All I know is that Iron Man and Capt America’s teams are on a huge collision course. I’m really interested into seeing what happens next. For those of you who think comics are for children, then these comics may appeal to you a little more, they have a more mature feel to them and look awesome which I will get into later on.
Graphically the comic looks amazing. It has a gritty mature look to it and doesn’t portray the childish attitude as most comics sometimes do. All the mutants look current and not dated and just the colors and lines really make things stand out. From an art point of view these comics really are a visual feast.
The story that the Civil War comics are really deep actually and can shed light on current events. People today are divided into what our country should be doing and our thoughts and opinions on the War on Terror divide our country in two and it often times leads to hostility and even violence. In fact the name Civil War reflects our own American Civil War, same type of people fighting for something they think differently about. Comics aren’t just for kids anymore, they really are a good source of reading material that have deeper meanings then just stupid action and one liners. Hopefully comics like these will help get comics more into the mainstream and get them the respect they deserve. I highly recommend anyone to at least try and read one of the comics; it’s only a few bucks. Check back later after the series for my whole review.