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Friday, July 21, 2006

Civil War #3 Review
posted by jepster2006

Written by: Mark Millar
Pencils by: Steve Mcniven

Now, that’s what you call a war. The second half of this book was worth every penny. The line is drawn and war has begun, whose side are you on? Well for me, I’m with Captain America. Yoooooo, Joe! Oops sorry, can’t help myself.

Some people may complain that this book wasn’t doing what it’s meant to do. To make sure that both sides are equal in stature and that both sides are neither good nor bad. I beg to disagree. Iron Man here is shown as a soldier, not an evil war-freak looking to rain on everyone’s parade. He’s got a point. The fighting has to stop. Why can’t they just talk first and see what Iron Man has got to say? For me, I was interested in what he wanted for everybody, but a deceitful move was made to start one of the most gruesome superhero fights I’ve ever witnessed. Stubbornness can lead you to nowhere and that’s what caused all this pandemonium.

You may be saying, “Wait, I thought you were on Cap’s side?” I am, and this is why. Iron Man’s words may sound sincere, but his actions after the “trap” made me dislike him even more. Sure, he wants the best, but if he really wants to get everyone together, why extend the fight to a point where it may no longer end. If he’s really sincere, he would’ve stopped the fight as soon as possible. This means, the reason I’m still on Cap’s side is because he’s a man of his word. When he says he’ll treat you to lunch for the good you’ve done, you bet he will. So, if he thinks you’re wrong, he’ll take what’s left of you to make you right. This makes both sides equal. Both sides are stubborn to stay on their side and stick to what they think is right. Both sides want to make a point. Why the hell won’t they put two points together make a big point out of it? Now, that’s what I want to happen.

It’s like listening to two people babbling about two contradicting opinions and repeating themselves without listening to each other. That’s the sad thing about his world. Everyone wants everything. And Civil War does just that. Show the bad side of the world through the world of the superheroes.

One of my problems with this issue is that some segments are better fitted with the tie-ins like the Emma Frost segment. I don’t see what all those talky panels had to do with what’s going on in this issue? Army Numbers? Advantage? Well, that just seems to be a filler segment to tease readers on the X-men Civil War tie-in.

My biggest problem is Spidey’s character. Just last week, I read Spidey being in a dilemma. He was shocked to know he had to hunt down the rest of the heroes, in fact he didn’t like it. Well, this issue showed a different side to Spidey. This Spidey wanted to kick some superhero “butt”. Is this the real Peter Parker? And wait, isn’t he still pissed off with what shield did to his mind in New Avengers? Now he’s like fully cooperating with them and even leading the air command? Confusion sometimes brings about disappointment. Luckily for Marvel, everything else in this issue was top-notch.
I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for some action and want to see Superheroes beat the crap out of each other. If you want something with heart and soul, Civil War has some of that too. But if you’re looking for a melodrama, look elsewhere. This book is heavy with anger and frustration. This book is about War, and as everyone believes, the effects of war isn’t all that pleasant.

I don’t want to spoil anything but the last pages just makes me want to know what happens next. Want to know what it was? Oh, all I can say is, Bright Lights, baby.

Rating: 9.4/10

Comments on "Civil War #3 Review"

Anonymous Lazich said ... (4:20 PM) : 

Great review, I completely agree. This issue had to awesome "God Damn!!!!!" moments, the first being Iron Man almost taking Cap's head off with that last punch & the final page. You could almost sense the Anti-Reg'ers crapping themselves!


Anonymous Lazich said ... (4:21 PM) : 

Great review, I completely agree. This issue had two awesome "God Damn!!!!!" moments, the first being Iron Man almost taking Cap's head off with that last punch & the final page. You could almost sense the Anti-Reg'ers crapping themselves!


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