Civil War...help..

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  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Well, Civil War recently came out in tpb... I need help deciding on which to buy. I bought Civil War and Road to Civil War paperbacks... do I need to buy the others for the story to make sense?

    So can someone please help and tell me wich books are essential to the story??
     
  2. Predakwon

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    Amazing Spider-man is probably the main one you need.

    Black Panther, New Avengers, Punisher War Journal, Fantastic Four and Frontline expands the story and actually tie in to the main Civil War story.

    X-men expands Bishop's role from Civil War #3

    The ones I enjoyed the most in terms for just reading are Amazing Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Ms. Marvel and New Avengers.

    The worst ones are Heroes for Hire and War Crimes.
     
  3. McBradders

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    Ugh Heroes for Hire :( 
     
  4. Boggs6ft7

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    I wish they would have put out Civil War stuff in the order that it came out into one big book (or several small books)

    I just can't imagine reading Civil War TPB then reading Frontline TPB
     
  5. Switchblade

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    It's not going to make a whole lot of sense whatever way you go.
     
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    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    Unless you read it. Cause if you read it, it makes perfect sense. The ending falls flat though.
     
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    I thought War Crimes was good.
     
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    Honestly, I've read many of the trades and you only need to read the actual Civil War trade. Beyond that the New Avengers, Amazing Spider-man and the Front Line trades add a lot to the story.

    The others are good to pick up if you like those books and/or characters. I really enjoyed the CW: X-Men, but it really doesn't add anything to the main CW story.
     
  9. thefrozenred

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    I suggest AVOIDING anything J. Michael Stracyinksi (sp?) wrote for Civil War (Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four). That guy really ruined the story for me, as he apparently needs to write his own stories, and not stay in continuity with the main CW title.

    Really, the only TPBs you need for CW are Civil War, and whatever has "Casualties of War" and "The Confession" contained within. Frontline, too, compounds continuity issues, thought not as badly as JMS - I'd recommend it first of all the trades out there, after the normal Civil War trade itself.
     
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    Amazing Spider-Man and Frontline are my favorite.
     
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    In July Civil War Chronicles comes out, it's a 12 issue (at least) series which will include Civil War and Civil War: Front Line as well as some of the more important ancillary titles, and occasional editorial write-ups which will explain some of the events in context of the larger Marvel Universe picture. Pretty sure they plan on having that one in order.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=129463
     
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    I only got the main CW trade for the art. I had read the story when it came out, but never bought the books. But I am a little interested in the Frontline trade.
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Definitely the Spider-Man crossover issues as those were the only ones that were really affected by Civil War. Characterization in the Marvel Universe is so off these days that anything more than that will probably just confuse you.

    Or skip it completely and pretend it never happened, which is what I'm doing.
     
  14. Wyvern

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    So in what oder do I read these?
    1) Road to Civil War
    2)Civil War
    3) Frontline (??)

    I think i want to read Spiderman too. Where does that fall in??
     
  15. Wreckgar

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    All of the stories happen during the regular Civil War title. Take Punisher War journal as an example.

    Issue 1 hahpens before Civil War 4, issue 2 happens between CW 4 and 5, then issue 3 takes place after 5. The same goes for the rest of the titles. Everything kind of falls in line rather than Civil War, then Frontline, then etc...
     
  16. Brandon

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    Did a bit of searching and this is the order that I've found on a site that has scans of the a lot of books involved. So this is the order that they've put everything in so it flows together(in theory at least)

    AM=Amazing Spider-Man. FF=Fantastic Four. CW=Civil War. FL=Frontline.

    Road to Civil War
    AM529
    AM530
    AM531
    Illuminati
    FF536
    FF537

    Civil War
    CW1
    AM532
    CW2
    FL1
    FL2
    AM533
    CW3
    FL3
    FL4
    AM534
    FL5
    CW4
    FL6
    AM535
    FL7
    CW5
    FL8
    AM536
    CW6
    FL9
    Casualties of War(maybe if it's included)
    CW 7
    AM538
    FL10
    FL11
    Confession
    Initiative



    I hope that helps:thumb 
     
  17. Spekkio

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    Wikipedia's article on Civil War gives this list - dunno how it compares to the list that Brandon provided or how helpful it is.
     
  18. Wyvern

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    WOW!! Didn't know this crap was so out of order. This why I hate crossovers. Maybe i should have bought Infinite Crisis.. I liked Identity Crisis..
     
  19. Wreckgar

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    Infinate Crisis was terrible. Identity Crisis was cool because it was a big mystery but Infinate Crisis was just a long drawn out story. It also crossed into other titles but not as badly. That was more like the old DC crossovers like Zero Hour, Genesis, and Final Night
     
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    Infinite Crisis was awesome. The ending felt a bit rushed, but nothing compared to the trainwreck that was CW's last issue. Besides, it was jam-packed with Power Girl. :D 
     

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