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The clouds are quickly building on the horizon for a storm that will split the Marvel Universe down the middle, and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: Whose side are you on? Well, whose side are you on? Ripped from the pages of NEW AVENGERS comes the explosive hidden story of Marvel Universe's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team - how they came together, and how they are ripped apart - setting the stage for CIVIL WAR. Meanwhile, Spider-Man's got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume with some very special features - courtesy of his new best friend, Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? Lots, True Believer. The bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand the coming storm. And finally, a mysterious object has fallen from the heavens to crash in the Midwest, and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four has been called in to try to piece together the mystery surrounding it. What is it, and how will it lead into CIVIL WAR and the return of a Marvel mainstay? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529-531, FANTASTIC FOUR #536-537 and the NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI one-shot.

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The Road To The Civil War 0

 As we travel down the road that eventually leads to the Civil War(one of the biggest events in Marvel history) we see the formation of the secret group known as the Illuminati which consists of Iron Man, Reed Richards, Doctor Strange, Professor X, Namor and Black Bolt in a one-shot issue. You have Namor true to his character, being hard-headed and stubborn, practically disagreeing with everything the other members are proposing, especially with Tony Stark so much that he engages him into physic...

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A Great Explanation of how Civil War Begins 0

The opening story in here, Illuminati, is an amazing story of hubris and what happens when Super Heroes think a little like Magneto.  The rest of the trade collects the stories that lead directly into the Superhuman Registration Act.  In other words, the Marvel universe took a little from Watchmen and The Incredibles and kinda stopped the lampshading.  In congressional hearings, Congressmen talk about the loss of lives and money due to super hero actions.  Overall, it sets the stage perfectly fo...

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It all began here. 0

Several years ago the Earth was caught in the middle of a war between the Kree and Skrulls which was eventually halted by the Avengers. Iron Man was left wondering how the war could have been prevented had Earth's superheroes been more organized. He assembles several superheroes in a secret meeting hoping they can assemble for the good fight. Can these heroes put aside their differences for the greater good? -summaryDuring 2006 the comic book industry most notably Marvel and DC, were doing every...

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