Episode 74: Marvel's CIVIL WAR and What It Means for CIVIL WAR II
June 6, 2016•170 min
It is not often that a comic event comes that redefines a title, a publisher, or a universe. Events in the comic book world often equate to highly publicized ways to reboot a series without stopping any continuity. However, not all crossover events are used as reboots, and one stands above all others as a shining example of a major crossover event that actually holds some ongoing and lasting importance to the characters and creators of the comic book universe. That crossover event is CIVIL WAR, the Marvel crossover that shook the very foundations of 60 plus years of Marvel history and redefined the rules of the universe for the characters within.
READ: Want our take on a different civil war? Check out our analysis of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR!
The main event was written by Mark Millar, but, as major crossovers go, the full event spanned nearly every ongoing title that Marvel had at the time, so to call it anything less than a team effort is to exclude a lot of deserving creators.