Civil War II #6

by Ryan.L on October 26, 2016

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Could Spider-Man actually kill Captain America? Captain Marvel seems to think so after seeing the prediction vision the inhuman Ulysses showed them. She wants to arrest Spider-Man now to protect not only Captain America but himself from the possibility of the vision coming true. This causes some large fractures within her own group of supporters. 

This event as a whole has been pretty much a train wreck from beginning to end. Some of the issues have been alright and some like the last issue a complete waste of time and money. I have never been a big fan of Captain Marvel but what Bendis has been doing with her just makes me hate the character even more.

This issue though things changed up for me. We finally got to see some more emotions from the characters and a little bit more substance than just yelling and fighting. Things are starting to get real for them, not that the assassination of Bruce Banner wasn't real enough, those that had a firm stance on one side of the argument are now questioning their involvement. 

I found that the characters finally started to be able to communicate with each other in this issue. There wasn't just yelling and arguing for the sake of yelling and arguing. Carol actually listened to Tony for once and even though she completely disagrees with his stance, She was more willing to compromise because these visions aren't showing random people doing terrible things anymore, it's showing her friends committing horrible acts and that brings more weight to the argument that can you trust these visions as fact or not.

I'm still up in the air about this event, but I did like this issue. I had a problem with the ending though. It seemed to come out of left field but that is kind of what this event has been doing from the beginning. My biggest problem is we are getting classic Bendis here taking characters and making them say and do things that are very much out of character for them to just service his poorly developed plot.

We have three issue left and this one showed that there is some hope that things could get better. But it also showed how if the series had been condensed to 4 or 6 issues instead of the drawn out 9 the story would have been a lot more solid. I can't recommended picking this up, but I will say that it is one of the better issues from this event.


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