Spider-Man finally changes sides in Civil War


It’s November and Marvel has rolled out their Civil War event for more than half a year. While the series is spread over many titles, the core Civil War miniseries ties all the strands together. This week saw the release of Civil War #5 among other Civil War tie-in titles.

In issue #5, Spider-Man confronts Iron Man about the Negative Zone super-hero prison, is pursued by released villains under S.H.I.E.L.D. control and ends up seriously hurt. Daredevil is held custody and Capt. America considers whether to let the Punisher join his underground team.

Marvel presents many intriguing issues with this title – among them the critical question of whether questioning authority [the government] implies treason. It makes it all the more interesting that the iconic Capt. America leads the rebels against the super-hero registration act. And it has been a long time since we’ve seen Spider-Man play a critical role in a Marvel Universe event.

Verdict : the only Civil War title worth following

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