In Civil War is time to decide: Whose side are you on?
A serious conflict is closer and threatens to set brother against brother, friend against friend. Only a single misstep is necessary to set on fire the situation and possibly lost thousands of lives. When the war starts to claims its victims no one is safe, families, friendships and teams begin to fall apart. Even the super heroes go to war against each other.
“Civil War” is a Marvel Comics crossover story line composes by seven issues limited series and created by Mark Millar. This story line was created upon the events of the previous Marvel crossover, especially House of M, Avengers Disassembled and Decimation.
The series follows a story line in which the United States of America government implements a Superhero Registration Act supposedly created to have powered individuals act under official registration and regulation.
A group of superheroes led by Captain America was opposed to the act of the U.S government and other superheroes group led by Iron Man supporting the government’s act. This difference of criteria divided the superheroes team. Meanwhile the X-Men take a neutral position in front of the situation. As a consequence of the war, Captain America surrenders and he is going to jail.
The story line of “Civil War” also shows the conflict between security and freedom. This is an underlying and contemporary theme, such the increment of surveillance of the citizens by the U.S. government.
About “Civil War” his author said: I opted instead for making the superhero dilemma something a little different. People thought they were dangerous, but they did not want a ban. What they wanted was superheroes paid by the federal government like cops and open to the same kind of scrutiny. It was the perfect solution and nobody, as far as I’m aware, has done this before.
This comic book is the basis for the Captain America: Civil War film by Marvel Studios. The “Civil War” series received different reviews but was a commercial success.
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