A group of superhero amateurs attempt to go after villains that are much more powerful and definitely out of their league. Because of their failure, many innocent lives are lost leading the public to force legislature mandating all superhero undergo training and registration to help prevent amateurs from causing another mistake of this magnitude. Supporting this legislative movement is Iron Man and his cronies. Opposing it is Captain America. This issue has split the world of superheros down the middle pitting good guy against good guy in what may truly be the end of all superheroes as we know it.
The movie just came out and has been hugely successful and highly reviewed but here I sit, a fan of comic books, clueless as to what the civil war really was about. So I decided to pick this graphic novel up and start reading.
From the opening pages, it is non-stop action as Millar and his team instantly grab the reader and suck them into the world. The animation and writing staff does a tremendous job at showcasing emotions on both sides and also leaves the reader wondering what side he/she would choose? For me, I was split up until the end.
It was cool to see superheroes that are usually on the same side fight against each other for a change, leading to battles that only make sense in this environment. Never a dull moment, Civil War is truly an epic, comic book saga that stands the test of time. If you read it and are wanting more substance and background, there are countless spin-offs delving deeper into each character's struggle.