RadioPress Reads – Comics – Let’s talk Civil War II
Let’s talk Civil War II, what do we know? Currently, Iron Man and Captain Marvel are at odds over how to use the power of a new InHuman by the name of Ulysses. He is a pre-cog of types, we still aren’t completely sure how his power works but it is slowly coming to light as the series moves on.
If you need something to compare the division between heroes to, think Minority Report meets Marvel comics. Iron Man doesn’t believe the world is fated to run as Ulysses sees it and it working to get to the bottom of the situation, Captain Marvel feels his power is a boon and save many lives, in the end neither are wrong but neither are right. To be honest, this issue, #5 was the first time that I felt uncomfortable reading a final page.
Be warned, if you haven’t read this issue, spoilers are ahead.
So, as we are aware a huge battle started between both sides on the Triskelion at the end of issue 4. This pitted Captain Marvel and her crew against Iron Man and his crew, and as much as I love Captain Marvel as a character, her position in this whole thing I do not agree with. As the battle rages on, we see so many heroes we know and love once again duking it out to the seeming death.
As the battle rages on Ulysses, safe back home, has another premonition which draws in the warring heroes. This one shows disaster, a ravaged and decimated Capitol hill and at the foot of the stairs, Spider-Man (Miles Morales) holding a dead impaled Captain America. It is assumed by everyone, including Spider-Man himself that he is responsible for the death of the Star Spangled Sentry. So before one can say anything, Carol moves in to arrest him for the future crime of murder. This is where the issue ends and where I, as a reader, am left infuriated and feeling like the situation is unfair. This is also exactly what the writers want, they want for us to take a side, to feel to be invested in the story and god damn it am I invested!
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I like to err on the side of logic, does a vision mean that everything will come to be? What about the girl who was thought to be a Hydra operative and it turned out she wasn’t? Doesn’t that give the believers some cause for pause, for reflection? Does the fact that we saw Spider-Man standing over Cap’s dead body really mean that he dealt the final blow? We are humans, these heroes are humans and they have free will, the right to choose and the idea that fate has its course set for them seems ludicrous. When I look back at the original Civil War, I think I might have been less invested in the story than I am now. That doesn’t mean to say that the story was lacking, but maybe this time around it speaks to me more than the last one did. Either way, in the end, I am seriously uncomfortable and I can’t wait until the next issue comes out, there needs to be some kind of finality, a conclusion to this craziness and I feel like I won’t like it but I want it.
If you’ve been watching these reviews over time and haven’t taken even an iota of your day to pick this up, you should probably reevaluate your priorities and get on this. You might find yourself loving it, hating it, or relatively neutral, but I can guarantee you’ll be drawn into the struggle.