Civil War Part Four

Part Four

Civil War: Frontline #4 (Jul 26, 2006)

In “Embedded,” Sally meets with unregistered heroes again, but their secret location is ambushed by Iron Man and company. Meanwhile, Ben find himself in a dark alley confronted by the Green Goblin. In “The Accused,” Speedball is cut during a boxing match in prison, and his body reacts by unleashing some kind of energy wave that knocks down everyone in the room. He’s visited by his mother, who isn’t supportive. In “Sleeper Cell,” detectives try to make sense of the exploded fish store, getting closer to the truth than they realize.

X-Factor #9 (Jul 26, 2006)

The team tries to decide if they are going to join one side or the other.

New Avengers #22 (Jul 26, 2006)

Luke Cage has to pick a side, and Iron Man and Ms Marvel attempt to convince him to support registration. Jessica Jones takes their baby and leaves for Canada. Luke decides to resist registration, and is attacked by a unit of cape-killers at midnight when the law goes into effect. Cap, Falcon, and Daredevil show up to help, and Luke joins the resistance.

Wolverine #44 (Jul 26, 2006)

Wolverine discovers that Nitro was given mutant growth hormone pills to boost his powers, which is how he was able create enough blast power to level Stamford.

Amazing Spider-Man #534 (Jul 26, 2006)

Beginning after the first major skirmish between the two sides (Civil War #3 & #4), this issue recounts the second conflict in which Cap and his team attempt to rescue their comrades being escorted to prison by Iron Man, Spider-Man, and their team. It ends with The Thing’s friend Cee dying and everyone trying to get The Thing to pick a side. He decides he’s going to leave the country because he doesn’t support the law and doesn’t want to go against the country.

Civil War: Frontline #5 (Aug 9, 2006)

In “Embedded,” Ben tries to tell about his experience with the Green Goblin, but no one at the Bugle believes him and he gets fired. Sally gets held up by someone (possibly Cap or Nick Fury) and he tells her the government is going about the Registration Act all wrong. She ends up getting arrested by an NSA/SHIELD agent who won’t believe that she doesn’t know who held her up or where he is. In “The Accused,” Speedball is transported with his lawyer, She-Hulk, and taken to the Negative Zone prison along with other unregistered heroes. In “Sleeper Cell,” Wonder Man films a disturbing PSA about how superhumans will operate under the new law, and then discovers to his surprise that in signing the registration documents, he has agreed to do whatever the government asks of him.

Ms Marvel #6 (Aug 9, 2006)

Ms Marvel and Wonder Man partner up to find a teenage girl with spider powers, while Arachne is sent to catch The Shroud, who turns out to be her secret boyfriend and Arachne turns out to be acting as a double agent.

Civil War: X-Men #2 (Aug 16, 2006)

The original X-Men search for the 198, scrambling to find them before Bishop, who is backed by Stark.

Heroes for Hire #1 (Aug 23, 2006)

Iron Man, Spidey and Mr Fantastic convince Misty and her crew to track down superhumans who won’t register. Specifically, they want her to find Cap.

New Avengers #23 (Aug 23, 2006)

Spider Woman is acting as a triple agent for Fury, between SHIELD and HYDRA. Stark knows her status and turns her into SHIELD, but HYDRA rescues her from the helicarrier and takes her to their base, which she promptly blows up and then joins Cap.

Wolverine #45 (Aug 23, 2006)

Namor takes Nitro to Atlantas to punish him for killing his (Namor’s) cousin. Wolverine borrows armor from Iron Man and follows, intent on getting information about who provided Nitro with MGH. Ultimately he discovers that it is a CEO of a company called Damage Control.

Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #2 (Aug 2006)

Maria Hill goes to the Cube to find a solution for tracking down the Runaways, which turns out to be a Kree super-soldier that is mind controlled by the Warden.

Cable & Deadpool #31 (Aug 30, 2006)

Cable takes Deadpool with him to try and convince the President to stop the Fifty States Initiative because it will create a worse war in the future. The president is not convinced or doesn’t care and orders Deadpool to apprehend Cable dead or alive.

Ms Marvel #7 (Sep 13, 2006)

Ms Marvel and Wonder Man recruit Arana to the registration training program, then takes her along with Wonder Man to capture Arachne (a rogue double agent) and Shroud.

Civil War: X-Men #3 (Sep 20, 2006)

Bishop and the X-Men battle for the 198 escaped mutants.

Civil War #4 (Sep 20, 2006)

The fight continues from Civil War #3. Everyone is surprised to see “Thor,” and even more surprised when he uses excessive force. In the course of the battle, Goliath attacks “Thor,” who intentionally kills him, shocking everyone on both sides. “Thor” then turns his attention to the rest of the non-registered combatants, but Sue Storm protects them with a force field (she’s still on the pro-reg side at this point). Sue and Spidey both express disillusionment with Stark and Richards. It becomes clear that they are creating cyborg clones of superheros (hence “Thor”) and also that they are using super villains.

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