Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe, one of the biggest battles in Marvel history!
I haven’t been too much of a fan of this event series. Not much has happened throughout the first 6 issues of this story, and I really hate the name of this title. The only reason it’s called “Civil War 2” is because it started around the time of the movie. They literally could’ve called it anything else—instead they went with the super uncreative “Civil War II.”
This issue picks up right where the previous one left off. There’s not too much that actually happens in this particular issue; just more of two different groups of people standing around arguing about who is right and what they should do about the cliffhanger at the end of the last issue. Also, with this issue you’re starting to see some of the stuff that’s going to be leading into all of these new “Marvel Now” titles, but it doesn’t have the desired effect it should because all those have already started. That was supposed to take place after this event that’s going on right now.
The one silver lining in this whole series has been the art by David Marquez. He’s definitely bringing his A-game to this title. I really like the way he does the facial expressions of each character in the coloring; it just makes everything pop really nicely. I also enjoyed his work with Bendis on the Iron Man title they were working on before this got sucked into the Civil War 2 nonsense.
I think this might be the final nail in the coffin when it comes to these big Marvel events. They are on for too long and then get delayed, and before they can even get this one done they are already starting to hype up the next three. If it wasn’t for the great art in this issue the score would be a lot lower.
I’m giving this:
Three out of five whiskey shots.