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A heroes tale for our age,
This review is from: Civil War (Paperback)First of all, I'm not a huge Marvel Universe fan, but I was intrigued by this and could not put it down once I had started.
This is a fantastic story, politically relevant, daring, not afraid of it's past and beautifully put together.
In this post 9/11 age, the thought of people putting underpants over their trousers and saving the world has seemed rather...pathetic. But, like Batman Begins, we are offered something very different. Superheroes with a conscience, a political ideal and most importantly, with human flaws.
This was most telling in one of many of Tony Strak's speeches when trying to convince his band of Avengers that registering was the future, he continually used the past and referred to it as a different age. We know this in reality, the 1940's is a long time ago, but in the world of popular comics things have not changed so drastically until this publication. This gave us real tragedy, war, politics and hate.
I loved what this story was talking about, I was gripped by the idea of registration epsecially when it is so relevant in the UK with ID cards. The Big Brother state moving into the Marvel universe suddenly makes these characters real and the producers of this work need congratulating on a bold and gripping novel.
More of the same please.