Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Declan Shalvey, Brandon Easton, Chad Bowers, Chris Sims Artist: Declan Shalvey, Paul Davidson, Leonardo Romero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
5.8Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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If you knew something bad was about to happen, would you stop it? How far would you go? The line is drawn. Everyone in the Marvel Universe has to ask themselves: are you with Captain Marvel or Iron Man? Kicking off an all-new series, this first issue features Nick Fury, Damage Control and Night Thrasher!
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 22, 2016

    Damage Control are a team who specialize in the clean-up after superheroes and villains clash. This story couldn't be any less relevant to Civil War II to be honest, mainly focusing on how strapped for cash they are. It shows the realistic and relatable side of the Marvel Universe, as they are just ordinary every-day people who are trying to get by. The artwork was definitely nothing special, but was detailed enough to get a good scale as to the damage that had been caused. The story involved an “Unhuman” who'd taken the form of machinery, who quickly changes alliance to assist the team going forward in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 28, 2016

    This is a great tie-in to Marvel’s summer event that is Civil War II. I’m stoked to see how everything fits together. I actually hope we see more of Damage Control. The only thing that throws me off about this issue is the cover. We have Iron Man, Captain Marvel, the Hulk, Deadpool, Captain America, She-Hulk, the Vision, and all the big heroes that you all know about—but they are nowhere in the issue. The few times they appear, it’s only for a panel or two at a time. That’s a bit deceptive, but the issue is worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2016

    Marvel fans could certainly do worse if they crave an anthology adventure, but hopefully future chapters will delve a little deeper into the main conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 23, 2016

    Though the artwork throughout satisfies, especially the Chris Samnee-esque team of Leonardo Romeo and Miroslav Mrva on Damage Control, Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1 doesn't have enough clout behind it to truly win over anyone but the diehards. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2016

    Misleading subtitle aside, there is certainly a lot of potential in "Civil War II: Choosing Sides" #1. Unfortunately, however, only one out of three stories is memorable, so future issues will need to produce stronger pieces if readers are going to stick around for all six. In this chapter, Damage Control really performs the cleanup job. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jun 22, 2016

    I could have forgiven the deceptive marketing had this comic supplied a few compelling stories that truly tied into to greater story. Unfortunately Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1 is a massive disappointment and nothing more than a vain attempt to sell more tie-ins. All but one of the stories has any value and it's significance will undoubtedly be small at best. That added on top of substandard art, this is a Civil War II tie-in that you can surely pass on. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    supercoolyeah Jun 22, 2016

    Do you need to read this to feel that your Civil War II experience is complete??? NOOOOO Not in any way. It's just a bunch of little vignettes pasted together. The best story was the damage control story it's cute and cheeky fun and the art of Romero and coloring of Mrva are on point. Everything else is just weak.

  • 8.0
    StanielK Jun 22, 2016

  • 6.0
    Batfan Jun 30, 2016

  • 5.5
    Bleemak Jun 26, 2016

  • 3.5
    DXO Aug 17, 2016

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