Civil War: The Confession #1

Civil War: The Confession #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 16, 2007

    With the release of last week's Civil War: The Initiative and a slew of Fallen Son specials on the way, Marvel's readers are no doubt getting sick of the fallout from the publisher's Civil War crossover event. The anti-climactic tone of the final issue of the crossover series was unsatisfactory, but this latest one-shot provide a quite sense of closure for the central Captain America/Iron Man conflict. Bendis - with his strongest Marvel Universe script in recent memory - manages to humanize Tony Stark and cast him in something other than a villainous or corrupt light. Stark's dedication to his cause makes sense here; one isn't more likely to agree with him, but at least his behavior makes sense in the context provided here. This is a quiet, emotional story about two friends who feel forced into enmity, and Bendis's script really gets to the heart of the hurt both men feel. Alex Maleev's artwork might seem like a poor match for the sleek, technological qualities of Iron Man, but the dar Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 20, 2007

    The section of the book which deals with Captain America is less substantial, and functions as more of a reprise of the core arguments of Civil War than an important continuation of the story. There's some of the usual Bendis banter, despite the seriousness of the subject matter, but the writer fails to really get inside the head of Rogers in the same way that he attempts to do with Stark. Alex Maleev's art manages to keep things interesting throughout, and his style seems to be becoming more refined, detailed and layered than ever (with suitably sophisticated colouring to boot), but other than the pretty visuals and a couple of interesting interactions between the two main characters, there's not a huge amount that's compelling here. This is a quiet moment of contemplation after the storm, which shows up the flaws in both sides' approach to the Civil War, but doesn't really contain enough substance to justify its special one-shot status. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 19, 2007

    I didnt enjoy this issue, but I have to admit it was needed, and fulfilled its role as a painful coda. The Marvel Universe is full of victims now rather than heroes, and the suffering here is on the scale of Bendis darkest Daredevil issues, but it has much more depth than the parent series and does show Bendis working in his favored mode: tragedy. Read Full Review

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