When a new Inhuman named Ulysses emerges with uncanny precognitive powers, Earth's protectors must wrestle with the dramatic consequences. And when one of Ulysses' visions leads to tragedy, an old friendship reaches a breaking point over a devastating loss as longtime teammates Captain Marvel and Iron Man fi nd themselves at odds. What does it mean to be a hero? Is it right to act now on crimes yet to be committed? Do the ends justify the means? And how reliable is Ulysses' gift? As Avengers, X-Men, Inhumans, Spider-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and more stand divided between the two figureheads, the battle lines are drawn. And when one of the greatest among them falls, the Marvel Universe is once again set on a path to war - but will the fight for the future leave one worth saving? COLLECTING: CIVIL WAR II 0-8, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 (CIVIL WAR II) 1
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The book was far too fast paced, the Marvel-affecting moments were too abrupt, and there wasn't much of a "War." The art was beautiful, but the ending.... Spoilers ------------ Ulysses leaving in the end was out of nowhere, and basically was just there to k*** some of our roster. ------------ End Spoilers I understand that if you push the books meaning hard enough, some say the book is more about the failure of today's heroes to act correctly. That's extending. The art is the only pro about this book, so 3.2 overall. Story alone? 2.2
While the first Marvel Civil War had a central issue that seemed like a feasible reason for a conflict, Civil War II takes a slight debate and turns into a stupid fight where almost everyone involved doesn't stand for anything. There are tons of characters but its basically Iron Man versus Captain Marvel. Both Tony and Carol come off incredibly poor. When Bendis originally took over the Avengers in the Dissembled storyline, he dramatically killed off a bunch of characters to rock readers. Sadly, this seems like a repeat performance and I honestly don't know if it has anything to do with the story. The art by David Marquez is gorgeous. He's tasked with a ton of characters and huge scenes which he pulls off flawlessly. The book isn't bad but it didn't need to be this "epic" crossover. I can't imagine what the tangential books could be about because this just didn't have the gravitas that Bendis hoped for.