“Frontline” Civil War takes place after the events at Stamford in the main Civil War series and focuses mostly on two reporters, Sally Floyd and Ben Urich.Now if you would have told me that the protagonists of a comic book were going to be two reporters,i probably wouldn’t have picked it up,but since this was from the Civil War series i really wanted to check it out .Going into this read i pretty much already knew what to expect and after reading the first few pages i was hooked!The two reporters go around investigating and getting leads a la “Moulder and Scully” and do an excellent job of it.Both reporters are given assignments by there respective bosses but instead go off on there own to further investigate the truth behind the Super-Hero Registration law and the ulterior motives of major players Iron Man and Captain America.
Marvel"Frontline" Civil War V.1
Marvel "Frontline" V.2
There is a ton of other stuff going on in this book including The New Warriors Speedball dealing with the constant repercussions of the incident at Stamford and even the Atlanteans get into the political mix as well.Definitely give this a read if you haven’t already 😉
This was one series that i had been trying to get my hands on ,searching several different libraries for a copy until finally finding one that carried them.Only problem was that the main Civil War TPB # 1-7 seemed to have been checked out.I was ,however,able to pick up “The Road To Civil War” which covers events that lead up to the initial “Civil War” and “Frontline-Civil War” which book ends this seemingly endless series.In “The Road To Civil War” Iron Man tries to assemble a secret team of heroes that consists of Professor X,Reed Richards,Dr. Strange,Black Bolt,Black Panther and Namor…..”GASP”….in attempts to become world defenders so to speak after a recent battle between two alien races(the Skrull and the Kree)decided to settle their dispute on Earth almost destroying the planet.Later on in the book Iron Man confronts this same circle of heroes with the prospect of a civil war breaking out due to a bill that will be passed by congress that would require every masked super hero or villain to reveal their secret identities to the government as well as register to become part of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s world security force,essentially making them government employees. After Iron Man reveals to the skeptical group of heroes that he is for the new registration law,talks break down putting Tony back at square 1.
The Road To Civil War
There are many different twists and revelations that unfurl as you continue reading this book not to mention the unveiling of Spider-Man’s new costume courtesy of Tony Stark as well as a host of other cliff hangers.I’ll keep it short in order to avoid spoilers for any of you who haven’t gotten a chance to read this yet ,and if you have not given this a read i suggest you do so.
I’ll try to get into “Frontline Civil War” V.1 and 2 sometime next week to complete this two part post on what i can honestly say has been my favorite series of comics to read to date.