Civil War

Civil War

The Amazing Spider-Man

Paperback - 2007
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Life couldn't be more complicated - or more dangerous - for Peter Parker. After rushing to the aftermath of the Stamford Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington, D.C., and the White House - where the enactment of the Super Hero Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes, Peter is forced to make an important personal decision - maybe the most important decision of his life. As Civil War tears apart the super hero community, will Spidey stay true to that decision? Collects Amazing Spider-Man #532-538.
Publisher: New York : Marvel, c2007.
Edition: Direct ed.
ISBN: 9780785122371
0785122370
Branch Call Number: Graphic Y Fic
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.

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pcfalci
Jun 19, 2016

Must-read for Civil War enthusiasts! Plenty of Spidey, Tony and Cap.

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mexicanadiense
Nov 11, 2014

DavidB's comment below kind of says it all. This is an excellent side-trip for Spidey fans and all essential reading for everyone reading up on "Civil War", with excellent art to back up the trademark Straczynski writing. My personal favourite scene was Spidey's talk with Captain America. So good.

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DavidB
Jan 08, 2010

While the main architects of Marvel's Civil War spectacle focused of men-in-tights punchin each other, it was left to other writiers to debate the issues.

Stracynski consitently proves himeself to be and acceptional writer of depth and emotion. Here Peter Parker is the heart and key figure of the Civil War debate. His ideas of right and wrong; the letter of the law and it's spirit; heart and mind and taxed to their limit. Incredibly, as both sides of the argument are explored, no definitive answer is given.

the art is lacking but Straczynski is as strong as ever as he comes to the end of his long run writing Spider-man. HIs years writing the character were both praised and criticised. Here he back and writes Spider-amn into a corner leaving Marvel with nothing left to do but litterally erase and pretend that this book never existed. But this was still an emotionally and intelectually charged read.

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DavidB
Jan 10, 2010

It is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly flung aside at the bullying of the pulpit, press, government, or the empty catch phrases of Politicians. Each must decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and buy your country. Hold up your head. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

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DavidB
Jan 10, 2010

In a republic, who is ‘The Country?’ Is it the government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the government is merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong and decided who is a patriot and who isn’t. It’s function is to obey orders, not originate them. Who, then is ‘The Country?’ Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Why, these are mere parts of the whole of it; they have not command, they have only their little share in the command. In a monarchy, the king and his family are the country; in a republic, it is the common voice of the people. Each of you for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak.

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