Civil War Part Seven

Part Seven

Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War #1 (Jan 3, 2007)

Cap and Iron Man meet in the ruins of Avengers Mansion to talk. Each tries to get the other to agree with their perspective, and eventually the arguments become personal. They part without working anything out.

Civil War: Front Line #10 (Jan 3, 2007)

In “Embedded,”Ms Marvel brings evidence to Sally regarding who tampered with the nanites in the Green Goblin’s head, and Sally and Ben meet up to share information about Stark. In “The Accused,” Speedball burns his suit and has a new one made with spikes for each person who died because of his actions and renames himself Penance.

Amazing Spider-Man #537 (Jan 3, 2007)

Cap and Spider-Man meet (just after Spidey defects) and Spidey asks Cap how he deals with it all. Cap quotes Mark Twain at length regarding patriotism, and explains that standing up for what is right is the most important thing, regardless of who is against you. The issue ends with Aunt May and MJ in a sniper’s crosshairs.

Fantastic Four #542 (Jan 17, 2007)

Mr Fantastic brings The Thinker into his private office that no one else has ever entered. He tells The Thinker that he invented psychohistory from an idea in an Asimov novel—using equations to predict the future. He wants the Thinker to check his math regarding the Registration Act, and while the Thinker agrees with the math, he sees Richards as a naive and foolish man who has attempted to gain the world but forfeited his soul. Sue becomes visible and is angry at Reed for lying to her about his reasons for being pro-registration.

Civil War: The Return #1 (Jan 24, 2007)

Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell, dead) gets caught in a time warp and comes forward in time where Stark and company try to convince him to help their cause. The Sentry decides to register because he is afraid that he could destroy the world.

Punisher War Journal #3 (Jan 24, 2007)

Cap beats the crap out of the Punisher, but the Punisher won’t fight back, remembering Cap from basic training. He leaves and gets back to work.

Black Panther (Jan 31, 2007)

Black Panther joins the resistance and uses his super senses to sniff out that Tigra is a traitor. Storm visits her grandparents and then Mr Fantastic. The US sends a boatload of marines to Niganda, neighboring country to Wakanda for “War Games” that are evidently a cover for an attack, levied based on fallacious information that Wakanda is building an army of super-powered people.

Civil War #7 (Feb 21, 2007)
The big battle goes down. Cloak transports all of them out to the streets, where they fight pell-mell. The Vision compromises Stark’s armor, and Cap gives him a crazy beat-down, but is stopped by civilians. Cap realizes that his actions have harmed the people he most wanted to protect, and orders his people to stand down while he submits to arrest. Stark becomes the new director of SHIELD and continues to believe that he came to the best solution. Reed writes to Sue, wanting her to put all of his draconian actions during the war behind them.

Amazing Spider-Man #538 (Feb 21, 2007)
Spider-Man thinks through the final battle and the outcome. Aunt May is shot by a sniper in the end.

Civil War: Frontline #11 (Feb 28, 2007)

In “Embedded,” Ben and Sally make their own publication. They interview Cap, who both apologizes and defends his position. Sally yells at him that because he’s not up on pop culture, he doesn’t know anything about America anymore (missing the point, lady). Then they interview Stark. They tell him what they know: that he used the nanites to make the Green Goblin attack the Atlantean diplomats, and used that event to manipulate the stock market, making tons of money that went into a retirement charity for civil servants and superheroes. And he also leveraged war with Atlantis to get unregistered heroes to register—in order to defend the country against the threat of war with Atlantis. They promise not to run the story. Sally applauds Stark for his machiavellian actions, calling him a true hero.

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