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Newer Generation of compulsive Marvel reading
on 10 September 2016
I found myself engrossed in the book from start to finish. My son who is too young to contemplate looking at the book, let alone read it, picks it up at any given opportunity. I've asked him to refrain from doing so, but he is relenting. Looks like we've started our own CIVIL WAR.
After the traditional Good hero vs Bad villain, format has been exhausted, one always imagines good guy pitted vs good guy, and what the outcome would be. The argument of who would be victor rages. Well, Mark Millar's brought this question to the forefront, and while not answering it fully, has been brave enough to put in the public forum. It' important to note that this book is not the end, it really is the early stages of the journey.
I started the book with an open mind and really didn't now what to expect. It is skilfully written and manages to keep you in suspense throughout. The story is quite profound and manages to look deeply into the personalities of all our heroes from Iron Man to Spiderman while introducing us relatively unknown ones too.
So without giving too much away what happens ? There's a disaster involving a new group of superheroes and the Gov't have no choice, but to introduce a register for Superheroes to root out the 'good from the bad'. This charter is embraced by most of our heroes, but some object and it is the cause of consternation for some and eventually conflict. The smoke has risen and this is the new stage – let battle commence. Essentially it becomes 'Iron Man' leading from one side vs Captain America on the other side, and their relative heroes supporting them.
I used to read the original Marvel Comics more than 30 years ago but hadn't read them for a long period. However, my interest was aroused after attending a comic convention a few years ago, by chance in London. My nephews then requested me to read 'Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe' and 'Civil War: The Road To Civil War' which I did. I loved both and needless to say my love is now re-established.
This artwork by Steven McNiven is beautiful, uplifting and totally inspiring. The graphic nature is clearly highlighted and brought to the forefront. Every expression can be noted and the mood felt from the characters as they tussle with one another.
Just one word of warning to those who have watched the film, but not read the book, the plot is very different. I don't want to say too much and spoil the story.
Fantastic value at £ 8.49, and I will look to purchase other books in the series soon. And of course, I will be passing this down to my son, when he is old enough to read it. If you're a Marvel heroes fan you will love this book.
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