Civil War II #6

Civil War II #6

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 26
5.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe, one of the biggest battles in Marvel history!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 28, 2016

    Issue #6 is a pivot point for the series, and plants a variety of seeds for the remaining issues. Captain Marvel has dug quite the hole for herself, but Civil War II #6 cracked open the door to redemption just a bit, and could really be the turning point for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 26, 2016

    It's an interesting thought, but as an 8-issue mini-series, it feels mighty thin and ultimately inconsequential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 26, 2016

    Civil War II has had more than its fair share of problems. The sixth issue changes the game by unifying the story and placing the characters firmly within it, rather than relying on event-convenient ideology and behavior. I wish the rest of the series had been written like this issue, because it could have had a much stronger start. On its own, this issue is a cut above the rest in the event, but though it tied together the threads started in the ones that came before, it still has problems that arent easily fixed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Oct 28, 2016

    We've only got a couple issues left of CiviL War II and, so far, it looks like it'll be pretty forgetful outside of opening the door to the Champions versus the Avengers split. But we've already had the major clash between both sides " again, "major" " and it's best to just push forward and hope for a solid conclusion. Art's still absolutely beautiful though. So it's cool to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 26, 2016

    There's some interesting things in the issue and it gets closer to the premise we were promised, but like previous issues it just feels empty at this point too. We had battles that were just thrown together and this too feels like a quick deescalation. Much like the event as a whole, the issue is a step off. The final panel is an interesting one and I want to see what Bendis has up his sleeve, but at this point it's really hard to keep going. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Oct 28, 2016

    In Civil War II #6, writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist David Marquez, colorist Justin Ponsor, and letterer Clayton Cowles follow up on the vision the Inhuman Ulysses projected last issue. The results are a lot of angst, some disappointment, and lots of great, emotional artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 26, 2016

    Overall, we're slowly getting towards the conflict we were promised, but like other issues, it just feels a tad empty. We're interested to see where Bendis will go after the cliffhanger at the end, but it's probably too-little too-late for this event to be redeemed. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 26, 2016

    Civil War II has had trouble building momentum from the beginning, and this issue does nothing to address that problem. There are some strong emotional moments here, and plenty of stunning artwork from Marquez and Ponsor, but the sluggish pace and generally listless nature of the conflict continue to frustrate. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 31, 2016

    There is much drama and changing of sides here, but it's all presented as conversation and stalking away, which makes it feel like the issue is light on story. (It's actually not, quite a few characters make important decisions in this issue which change the nature of the conflict, but the way it is presented makes it easy to miss a lot of that.) Civil War II #6 is the story of the bottom falling out for Captain Marvel, featuring lovely art and a story that dwells much on the talky-talky but misses the importance of the conversations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 28, 2016

    While it's a welcome change from the original that Civil War II hasn't become an all-out brawl without time for character, this feels too late for the event to be having the conversations where both sides are well and truly given equal weight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 26, 2016

    We have three issue left and this one showed that there is some hope that things could get better. But it also showed how if the series had been condensed to 4 or 6 issues instead of the drawn out 9 the story would have been a lot more solid. I can't recommended picking this up, but I will say that it is one of the better issues from this event. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 26, 2016

    Civil War II #6 is a step up from the last issue, with some minor improvements to getting the story back on track and fixing the issues with the inking. Its main problem lies in the fact that not much was accomplished by the end, mostly just setting things up for the other books or the final two issues. It ultimately leaves the comic rather uneventful with not much to talk about. Perhaps things will pick up as we reach the final stretch. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 1, 2016

    The reader could easily skip Civil War II #6 and hop aboard for Civil War II #7 and not miss a thing at all. That is simply inexcusable for a $5.00 big event issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Nov 3, 2016

    With CW expanded to 8 issues it's surprising that Bendis didn't take advantage of the space to enhance the story. Instead he chose to stretch out an already thin plot. One can only hope the climax is worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 31, 2016

    Save your money since the answers are coming out in the Marvel Now line of books being published currently anyway. You'll find answers there before this will event even sniffs the finish line anyway. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 26, 2016

    We have two issues left on this series, and judging by the cliffhanger, it might mean something - but at this point, Civil War II has largely been about circling a conflict rather than diving into it head-on, leaving this event book about as unsatisfying as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 27, 2016

    Half of this comic is people crying. And the other half is people hugging. And that is literally all there is to this book other than a few panels with questionable dialog choices. Read Full Review

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