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Marvels Civil War Comic Series

Updated on March 11, 2011

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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.

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    • YoJDawg profile image

      YoJDawg 5 years ago from Arroyo Grande

      While editing my hubs I came across this one and it's funny how the civil war comic can tie into what's going on I our nation right now.

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      animekid 6 years ago from Upstate NY

      Having read the original series, I have to let anyone just coming across this series to really take it all in as it led to a lot of controversy in and out of comics. The subject matter actually led to a lot of conversation as to the right and wrong of it all, the eventual shooting of Captain America, and more. And in my own humble opinion, Tony Stark, aka Iron man, was not really a villain as many had perceived him as, but rather someone who had just taken a different view on the whole "Registration Act" controversy and found himself at odds with his long time friend and fellow Avenger, Captain America.

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      jbounds 8 years ago

      I have to say that the civil war was one of the most innovative series that I've read and would love to see that on film.

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      YoJDawg 9 years ago from Arroyo Grande

      Yeah, although in the end of Iron Man they mention the Avengers Initiative, this isn't the same one as in the Civil War (or so they say). I think the Avengers movie will deal with the begining of the Avengers and all that good stuff.

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      reagu 9 years ago from Los Angeles

      I'm hoping that sometime down the line, the upcoming Avengers movie would take on a plot line like Civil War. I think that Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man could make a good "villain".