Have you picked a side yet? It’s all everyone in the nation is talking about these days. Two sides polarized against each other in a political battle of epic proportions.
Oh, sorry. No, I’m not talking about some silly old Democratic or Republican campaigns. Is anyone really talking about them? Uh uh. What I’m referring to is the upcoming Captain America: Civil War film, hitting theaters on May 6! It’s Team Cap versus Team Iron Man, or as I like to call it: The Good Guys vs. the Wrong Side.
Based loosely on a major Marvel Comics event from 2006, the new Civil War movie sees the Avengers split down the middle as they take sides against each other when the government steps in and wants to make sure vigilantes are accountable for their actions.
If you never read the original comic series, however, now’s the perfect time to jump on board! While a lot of what happened in the comics will be different, the very core of the conflict mirrors the film, as Cap and Iron Man each lead opposing sides of the Civil War.
What you need to know about Marvel’s Civil War:
A major superhuman tragedy sets Washington in motion as Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act. It states that all costumes heroes must unmask themselves before the United States government. Naturally, the entire Marvel Universe has a lot of differing opinions.
Captain America rejects the Act and leads his own secret team of Avengers underground, out of the public’s eye. Iron Man, on the other hand, is a big fat sellout… sorry, sorry. I shouldn’t let my personal feelings cloud your Civil War judgment… As I was saying, Iron Man steps up to help the government out by spearheading the entire registration effort.
What follows is utter war. As its appropriately titled, it’s Civil War, as superhero “brother” fights “brother” in the name of each side’s cause. Written by Mark Millar, with gorgeous artwork by Steve McNiven, the main Civil War mini-series ran seven issues, along with dozens of additional issues and mini-series that pulled in everyone from Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four to the X-Men.
What you need to read from Marvel’s Civil War:
If you want to get the entire lowdown and soak in every single panel of every single Civil War crossover, then head over to Things From Another World and start shopping! If you’re looking for the main ones to get a feel for it, I suggest nabbing the following graphic novels:
Who wins Marvel’s Civil War?
Like I’m going to tell you and spoil it for everyone! Go read the mini-series to find out! It’s a great read that’s not only full of some classic superhero-on-superhero fight scenes, but features some real head-scratching, deep-thinking moments. I’ll just say that things aren’t as black and white as you may think they are.
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