Civil War: Iron Man (3 stars)

Civil War: Iron Man

(Marvel)

SUPERHERO

He’s an Avenger; he’s been Secretary of Defence; he’s a member of the shadowy Illuminati. But nothing exemplifies Iron Man’s key position in the world of comics more than his role in Marvel’s huge crossover event of 2006, Civil War.

Mark Millar’s epic proposed a government crackdown on unlicensed superheroes with a registration act enforced, making heroes accountable for their actions. Iron Man led the pro-registration movement going up against old team mate Captain America leading the anti-registration faction. Here we get one of the many tie-in titles, this time focusing on Iron Man. It’s a bit overly wordy but it helps flesh out his motivations and makes an interesting companion piece to the main event.

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