Civil War II #7

by Ryan.L on November 23, 2016

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez, Andrea Sorrentino, Marcelo Maiolo
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Civil War II is now reaching it's climax, but for a series that is now seven issues in we still have yet to see much happen. Bruce Banner has been killed, and many teams have been fractured because of Captain Marvels unrelenting charge to arrest anyone from Ulysses visions. 

This issue Ulysses has another vision, but it seems different from his other ones. As he tries to figure out what is going on Spider-Man and Captain America are on capitol hill confronting each other. They want to prove the the vision Ulysses saw where Spider-Man kills Captain America doesn't happen. That Spider-Man would never do that. Let's be real here. Even the idea that Spider-Man could kill Cap is so far fetched, I mean it's Captain America.

Captain Marvel Shows up to take Spider-Man in but she is interrupted by guess who, Iron man yet again who is on the opposition. This issue ends with a cliffhanger, but if any of you have read the new Invincible Iron Man series that debuted last week as well as the first two Infamous Iron Man issues, this cliffhanger has already been spoiled and in turn loses all effect to shock us.

That is one of my biggest problems with this series. Beyond that is is terrible and barely anything has happened in seven issues but heroes argue. The series has been pushed back so many times that all the new "after math" series are already coming out and several have spoiled the ending. So when you have a lackluster event and the ending gets spoiled in new series coming out, is there even a point in continuing to buy the event? Honestly there really isn't.

Yes the art is great, but that isn't enough to keep this even a float. I hope that this is a wake up call for Marvel. This event has been nothing but a train wreck and even one of their last ones Axis was even more of a train wreck. Marvel really needs to regroup and come up with a new plan for any new major event that they have planned for the future. What they currently are doing isn't working, and fans will only stick by them for so long.

This series and issue is a waste of time. I highly recommend you not waste your money on this and instead pick up something from one of the independent releases coming out this week or one of Marvel's other releases. What can you lose? You have a better chance at getting your moneys worth there than picking up an event that clearly over seven issues has proven to be nothing but a cash grab.


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