Civil War

Civil War II #2

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2016

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Civil War II #2So far Civil War II is reminding more of the unnecessary and regrettable Secret War II than any comic should. For a genius Tony Stark makes a boneheaded move by abducting Ulysses from the Inhumans’ home of New Attilan. Nearly causing a full-scare war in the middle of New York City only to service his curiosity of how the man’s powers work and give into his anger over the death of his friend, only the intervention of Carol Danvers prevents things from escalating.

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Civil War II: X-Men #1

by Alan Rapp on June 20, 2016

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Civil War II: X-Men #1Honestly, I don’t know how X-Men fans keep up on what characters are on what teams (let alone which are wearing white hats this month). It’s exhausting. Civil War II: X-Men #1 offers yet another shakeup to the X-Men universe. With a new team of Psylocke, Sabertooth, and M., led by Magneto working to protect mutants from Inhumans, the group comes into contact with another team of X-Men including Jean Grey, Magik, Iceman, Old Fart Logan, and Nightcrawler led by Storm when unleashed Terrigen Mist threatens the lives of several mutants.

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Civil War II #1

by Alan Rapp on June 9, 2016

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Civil War II #1Apparently the House of Ideas is out of, well, ideas. Attempting to cash-in on the name recognition of one of Marvel’s biggest events, which coincidentally were just adapted for the basis of Marvel’s latest summer blockbuster, Civil War II offers a new story of the Marvel Universe heroes splitting into two “surprisingly” equal sides. While Civil War focused on what it meant to be a hero and offered debate about freedom and privacy versus safety and control, it’s sequel (as sequels are known to do) feels lightweight in comparison.

It all begins with an Inhuman who gets visions of tragic events yet to occur. With the Avengers, which apparently includes every single hero ever created by Marvel Comics at this point (except or Daredevil and Howard the Duck), the Inhumans are able to stop a Celestial from destroying the Earth. While Iron Man is reluctant to put his faith in one man’s visions of one possible future, and is squeamish for the moral implications of preemptively acting to stop a situation that might unfold differently than the Inhuman foresaw, Carol Danvers believes Ulysses’ abilities can help them save countless lives. Her choice to act on this knowledge creates the center of Marvel’s new rift.

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