Civil War II: The Oath #1

Civil War II: The Oath #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
6.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The epilogue to the blockbuster event CIVIL WAR II!
•  In the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust...Steve Rogers, Captain America.
•  Uh-oh...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 30, 2017

    While it doesn't make up for the mistakes of the past, thisepilogue to the Civil War II crossover does everything it can to not onlyapologize to comic readers but also to set up an exciting future. The art anddialogue in this book is beyond incredible and I consider it a must read evenif someone chose to skip the Civil War II crossover. I love this issue and it'seasily one of the best comics I've read in the past year. Everyone should readthis issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jan 26, 2017

    The splash page showing Captain America, assumed man of the people, secret Hydra agent, being sworn in with a hand on the bible in front of the presidential seal will be remembered for some time to come. It will be remembered not just because it is a beautiful page, but also because it so adequately expresses the mood and tone of our nation in this very moment. The page captures the unease, trepidation, and pain of every hero as they recover from the events of Civil War II. It resonates and makes a reader feel something because it is personal and helps to communicate thoughts and feelings someone might not know they have. As Marvel moves on to the next event, Secret Empire, this issue was a nice bridge between the past events leading into the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 25, 2017

    That said, whatever flaws Civil War II: The Oath has, it's made up by the very real-world vein that Spencer and company tap into. We do live in uncertain times, scary times, times where trust in our elected officials is at an all-time low - and their actions aren't doing much to assuage that anxiety. It's that feeling of corrupted ideals and tarnished heroes that informs Civil War II: The Oath - and we can only hope that our world doesn't wind up looking like the one outside Marvel's window. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Feb 1, 2017

    Marvel is showing the darkness that lies ahead, and the heroes that fell out of heroism. Will they be able to fight their way back? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 26, 2017

    Do. Not. Miss. The Marvel Universe is paying off a HUGE storyline in this issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2017

    Civil War II: The Oath isn't quite as strong as its predecessor, mainly because it focuses too much attention on setting wheels in motion. Still, it succeeds for the same reasons. It offers an emotionally charged, character-focused epilogue to an event that could have used more of both qualities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 30, 2017

    The concept of Civil War II: The Oath #1 is absolutely an intriguing one. Unfortunately the potential of exploring Steve Rogers and Tony Stark's relationship is not fully realized. Instead this new one-shot was simply Marvel and writer Nick Spencer's way of advertising the Secret Empire event. This in turn hurts the impact of the just finished Civil War II as Marvel is clear about the fact everything is going to change soon yet again. And if Civil War II didn't matter why should we believe Secret Empire's impact will be any different? That is one thing Nick Spencer and Marvel don't answer, causing Civil War II: The Oath #1 to fail rather than succeed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Feb 2, 2017

    Nick Spencer does what he can to add depth to The Oath but it can't overcome the feeling that this issue was simply Marvel's way of launching the Secret Empire event. Timing is everything and this one missed out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 28, 2017

    If you like political polemics there's much better at there, even in comic form. Civil War II: The Oath isn't so much an epilogue as it is an attempt to get your dollars and raise interest in what comes next. While I'm sure those involved think they're being clever in holding a mirror to today's current climate, it comes off more as a cash in and failure to understand and grasp reality. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 26, 2017

    As well as this issue was written and the art being as incredible as it is, I can't give it a very good rating. It's just not delivering anything new to us and causes me to continue to be dissapointed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jan 30, 2017

    I understand that they want to get a jump-start on Secret Empire, but did anyone really think this was the way to do it? Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jan 28, 2017

    Pick it up if you feel you have to, but otherwise avoid this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    supercoolyeah Jan 26, 2017

    Question 1 Does Carter know about Cap's plans? If anyone can let me know that'll be grand. Woooow what a monologue. That twist in the end made me feel like I was reading the Trump manifesto! The art of Reis is ok nothing notable but that ending monologue was something to savor over and leaves the window open wide open to the next big event. Spencer did a great thing tapping into political trust. I can't wait for this event to start.

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  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Jan 27, 2017

    Cap is flipping the script for real! Head of SHIELD!! Hail Hydra.. For Now that is..

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Feb 8, 2017

    This was much more a CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS annual than an addendum to CIVIL WAR II so your enjoyment will,likely, depend on your enjoyment of the former than the latter . I, for one have been loving Nick Spencer's current run on CA:SR and THE OATH was a, well drawn, wonderfully written issue that is especially poignant considering its real world implications. For those that hate what Marvel has done with Steve Rogers...a careful read of this issue, while showing just how, subjectively, evil he is, also gives the first glimmer of hope that all may not be as it seems with the original Captain America. Great...great issue. SCORE: 8.7

  • 8.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 27, 2017

    A really well crafted comic from a technical stand-point. Spencer is good at speeches, that's for sure, but...

    But considering what's setting up, what we've seen him do already to get to his goals and what he wants his goals to be... in light of the current political landscape...

    I do wonder if Spencer is gonna push Steve so far down that redemption is no longer an option... I guess we'll see, right?

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 31, 2017

    Hydrated Cap gloats over Tony and reverse-psychologizes Carol. Here comes Secret Empire. This is effectively a bonus issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers (Read CA:SR #10 first), and it really doubles down on the ugly yet frighteningly seductive rhetoric that motivates Hydrated Cap. The only thing holding this book back is its grab-bag of artists. Do *not* let multiple people contribute pages to an issue that's aiming for a "painterly" style. The result is inevitably less than the sum of the parts, and even handing the entire book over to the weakest of the artists would deliver better results than this mishmash.

  • 5.5
    Spock's Brain Jan 31, 2017

    This book was frustrating, an issue as comatose as Tony Stark himself. It is an endless series of talking heads, but nothing being said is original or relevatory. It again features blind stubbornness from Captain Marvel, and Miles Morales' Spider-Man lurking around lamenting the future. I don't know why I expected different. This has me feeling trepidatious for "Secret Empire," mostly because it is just boring, and none of these characters are likeable. The vision that closes the book was undeniably cool and haunting, but nothing about this issue suggests that this event won't be as desperately mired in self-absorbed contemplation, and contemplation that comes to no end, as "Civil War II" was.

  • 10
    darkfire369 Jan 26, 2017

  • 10
    StanielK Feb 12, 2017

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Jan 25, 2017

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Jan 26, 2017

  • 7.5
    Destraction Jan 25, 2017

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 27, 2017

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Feb 22, 2017

  • 6.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 30, 2017

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 29, 2017

  • 3.0
    jmprados Feb 13, 2017

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