Civil War

#1 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

So I broke down and bought all the back copies I could find of Civil War yesterday. Most of what my comic store had was Frontline and some of Civil War. I like it alot so far. I spent nearly $70 on all them (plus a couple non-civil war comics).

There's so much to buy in order to read it all though. Like I have to buy Captain America, Spiderman and Ironman (at least) also.

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#2 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"Yeah, you're a little behind. You do know I have like all the ish's."

Yeah I know, I was in the comic store and I just felt a need to buy them. I'll get the rest from you later.

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#3 Posted by G-Man (34145 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, you're a little behind. You do know I have like all the ish's.

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#4 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (646 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War seems a little contrived to me. Nothing very important or lasting seems to be coming from it, and it's going to be ending too soon for it to be properly finished.

Really looking forward to World War Hulk this summer though.

#5 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

ScoodleDaddle says:

"Civil War seems a little contrived to me. Nothing very important or lasting seems to be coming from it, and it's going to be ending too soon for it to be properly finished.Really looking forward to **World War Hulk** this summer though."

Yeah today I got farther along in Civil War and Im not as stoked as I was when I started. Its interesting that they chose to loosley mirror todays political climate though. I guess for younger readers it could be a nice way to initiate them into world politics. Waddya think?

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#6 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (646 posts) - - Show Bio

It definitely was a grand idea. All the possibilties that could have erupted from it, involving politics worldwide, or the very place Superheroes hold in the Marvel-U, are all fascinating. Unfortunately, it was marred by poor character representation and writing, sub-par interactions, and a biased view of the sides of the war.

Also, there are several ideas presented in the book that are just never going to pan out or go anywhere. Spider-Man's un-masking, Iron Man's now apparent evilness, Punisher's whole ski-mask thing, and evn Thor's clone could have been something much different and more interesting.

Frankly, I lost faith in Marvel a long time ago. I only now read Captain America, Ultimate Fantastic Four (which I recommend to ANYONE), and (soon to be dropped off my list) the new Ghost Rider.

I want to pick up Annihilation and Planet Hulk, but my fundage is inadequate.

#7 Posted by G-Man (34145 posts) - - Show Bio

ScoodleDaddle says:

"Civil War seems a little contrived to me. Nothing very important or lasting seems to be coming from it, and it's going to be ending too soon for it to be properly finished.Really looking forward to **World War Hulk** this summer though."

Uhm...Spider-Man unmasked, Goliath dead (okay his "career" pretty much was already), the possibility of Cap dying (so it seems they're trying to make ya believe), Stark an @$$hole, and what about StiltMan getting blown to pieces by a missle shot in his crotch? (Way to go Punisher).

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#8 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (646 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I said in my previous post, although all that stuff could have really become something bigger, it's just not going to stick. You know Iron Man won't stay evil, Cap won't die, and Spider-Man's unmasking will either be retconned/mind-wiped or otherwise ignored.

#9 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

ScoodleDaddle says:

I want to pick up Annihilation and Planet Hulk, but my fundage is inadequate.

They're pushing Civil War but Annihilation and Planet Hulk are where the good stuff is.

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#10 Posted by G-Man (34145 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk is gonna kick some major butt when he gets back. I also think when Thor returns, he's not gonna be too happy with Reed and Tony (cue the MC Hammer music).

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#11 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (646 posts) - - Show Bio

I really wish I could get all the Planet Hulk stuff, but not only does my local shop charge an arm and a leg for back issues, but they don't have all of them anyway. I would wait for the TPB, but Marvel takes forever with those things.

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