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BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS is an award winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller, and is the current writer of All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, which debuted at number one on national sales charts. He is one of the premier architects of Marvel's Ultimate comics line and has won five Eisner awards, including two 'Best Writer of the year' and was honored with the prestigious Inkpot award for comic art excellence. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; Direct Ed edition (February 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785119744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785119746
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Walk away now" - Black Panther. Words that should have been heeded.

WARNING SPOILERS: The plot: Way back in the 70s after the first Kree-Skrull War on Earth; Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Professor X, Namor, Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, and Black Panther met in secret to create an Illuminati to discuss emergencies. No families, no teammates, no one was to know. Black Panther refused, but the remaining kept going through the years (carrying out such things as marooning the Hulk to space, seeing him as out of control). With Professor X gone (see: House of M) and the recent anti-superpower fear gripping the nation, Iron Man learns of a bill to pass in congress requiring superheroes to register with the government and become S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. For which, Iron Man, Black Bolt and Mr. Fantastic agree with, and Dr. Strange and Namor find appalling and leave the group. Leading to the current Civil War of the Superheroes.

Because this is new, I won't spoil too much. The book is a collection of some key lead ups to Civil War (New Avengers Illuminati, Fantastic Four #536 & 537, and Amazing Spider-Man #529 - 531).

New Avengers Illuminati: The lead in story explains why the group met and introduces the "Registration Act"

Fantastic Four #536 & 537: The return of Thor's Hammer and Dr. Doom.

Amazing Spider-Man #529 - 531: Peter gets his super-powered Spider-suit, and travels with Tony Stark to Washington D.C. to speak before congress.

The story is very intriguing. Tony Stark (Iron Man) has never been one of my favorite characters. After reading this, my opinion has changed. Tony Stark as a character outside of Iron Man is awesome. Think Bruce Wayne with a sense of humor.
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With DC pumping out a universe shattering, cataclysmic event (Infinite Crisis), Marvel answers them with Civil War. The Road to Civil War features various issues from various series' collected together that lead up to the Civil War series; and in turn feature many pivotal events. The Illuminati disbands, as Tony "Iron Man" Stark makes a decision that will alter the course of events to come regarding super hero registration. Not to mention that Spider-Man receives a new suit (designed by Stark) and forges a new direction for himself that many did not see coming. Dr. Doom is back as well, and there a hint of things to come regarding the return of the mighty Thor, as well as Stark's brewing war with Captain America. Despite containing different issues by different creative teams, Road to Civil War never feels uneven like many TPB's with varying writers and artists usually do. Featuring talent like Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis, and Alex Maleev; Road to Civil War's biggest con is that it leaves you wanting more, but in that respect, if this doesn't get you excited for Civil War, nothing will. Worth picking up if you missed these issues before Civil War, or are anxiously awaiting the TPB version.
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New Avengers: Illuminati (2006) (Brian Michael Bendis) - Years ago, in a secret meeting with Dr. Strange, Charles Xavier, Reed Richards, Black Bolt, Namor, and Black Panther, Iron Man proposes that the Earth's superheroes join together officially in order to make the world safer from any future alien invasions. Black Panther rejects the idea. Iron Man (Stark) and the others (the "Illuminati") continue to meet secretly over the years to deal with various issues. For instance, they decide to send the Hulk off into space Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk. More recently, Stark catches wind of a proposed Superhero Registration Act and he predicts it will pass.

Fantastic Four #536-537 (J. Michael Straczynski) Reed avoids telling Sue what happened at his latest meeting with "the boys." Doom, escaped from Hell, is after Thor's hammer.

Amazing Spider-Man #529-531 (Straczynski) Spider-Man gets a new red and yellow (of course!) suit from his buddy Tony Stark. Also comes with 3 extra arms. (Why 3? I guess he didn't want to look like Doc Ock.) Tony and Peter go to Washington to talk to Congress about the proposed Superhero Registration Act. Tony is apparently against it. Apparently. Wink wink.

To fully appreciate the Civil War story, I consider this prequel to be mandatory reading. I'd give it 5 stars if the art was better.
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The Road to the civil war is one of the best tie in's to the entire series. It sets the ground work and really pulls you into the story. make sure you have the road to the civil war Illuminati issue for a back reference so you know what was discussed when Tony stark and Peter parker discuss Tony's "Midnight Meeting". I originally read the Road to the civil war after i read the 7 major novels and it gave me greater insight on the plan and filled in gaps along the story; so i wish i had read it first. I recommend reading The road to the civil war followed by the civil war issue 1 then followed by Civil war Wolverine then the rest of the series as you see fit , if you want the best reading experience.
P.s. There is a Fantastic 4 story in there also that references Thor. Also there is a story about dr doom that takes place before this that left me lost but still a good read.
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