Marvel Starts Civil War. Iron Man Officially Off My Christmas Card List.
What follows is a series of hero vs. hero battles. Civil War addresses political issues like Guantanimo bay, enemy combatants, and the exchange of safety for freedom. Marvel claims to be neutral on the whole security/liberty debate, and says that they will present both sides of the story. I think to really end the story line though, Marvel will have to come out one way or the other. I'll be rooting for the Civil Libertarians. I think the tone of the books is summed up very well in a snippet of dialog from Captain America. "Don't play politics with me, lady. Superheroes need to stay above that stuff or Washington starts telling us who the supervillains are."
I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out. The first of the books should be hitting the shelves now. Even if you are not into comics, this is definitely one of those things to scoop up a copy of and tuck away for the grand kids. To pull out one day and either say them; "The country was a very different place back then." or "These are from back when that kind of social commentary was still legal." As Marvel puts it... Who's side are you on? [via Globe and Mail]