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Civil War II #8

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alan Davis, Adam Kubert, David Marquez, Esad Ribic, Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 38
5.0Critic Rating
4.4User Rating

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. Protect the future or change the future?
It all gets decided here!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 1, 2017

    The conclusion lifts this series up a bit - and it's certainly better than the "first" (Marvel) Civil War - but it's still a thin excuse for a bunch of heroes too whale on each other. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 28, 2016

    This issue marks the culmination and end of the complete Civil War II event, and it's been underwhelming up until this point. Issue #8 is all-out action between Captain Marvel and Iron Man, and while it's bloody amazing to watch, it's not enough to redeem the event as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Dec 29, 2016

    CIVIL WAR II #8 delivers beautiful art of epic proportions but sadly falters a bit with its overall conclusion. Bendis' final battle is missing some elements, but the repercussions should leave readers wanting to see more of the unraveled threads in this tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - Rob Bonnette Jan 5, 2017

    This issue is, at least to me, a shiny, good looking advertisement for all the awesome stuff Marvel is doing next year and not an end to a super huge universe consuming story. It's better than the stretched out filler issues that were six and seven, but still unsatisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 28, 2016

    The event wraps up as I expected, a summer blockbuster film with little to challenge the reader relying on flash and shock instead of its cerebral promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jan 1, 2017

    There were some big deaths in Civil War II, but is there any doubt that War Machine and Bruce Banner will be back sooner rather than later? Seriously, the impotent use of deaths that stand for like half a year needs to end in all comics. Civil War II #8 would have worked better if I havent been reading post-Civil War II stories for like three months now. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next and Bendis hits most of his landing, but Civil War II did not fully live up to the legacy of Marvels Civil War. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Dec 28, 2016

    At the end of the day, Civil War II far from lived up to its own hype and somewhat damaged the name of the Civil War franchise. That first joint was so powerful that it inspired an entire movie while Civil War II may only be worthy of a two-episode arc on a Disney XD show. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 3, 2017

    One winning streak ends. Another winning streak continues. There are impacts, scars, and plenty of arguments to be had on message boards for years to come. In the grand scheme of things, Civil War II counts as a success. It's just not the kind of success that will make anyone less tired of superheroes fighting each other. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 28, 2016

    There's plenty of other exciting things going at Marvel and big, exciting new books to enjoy to be overly disappointed in this finale, read on! Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 28, 2016

    Civil War II ends with what is easily one of the weakest chapters of the entire crossover. This issue is anticlimactic and fails to wring much emotion from the final battle between Captain Marvel and Iron Man. Nor does it justify the decision to expand the series. David Marquez's art helps make the book a little more palatable, but there's only so much great art can do to salvage a poorly conceived comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Jan 2, 2017

    Brian Michael Bendis finishes his story, but artist David Marquez is the real champ, turning in work that needs to be seen and enjoyed. Civil War II #8 gives readers a chance to evaluate what event books are supposed to be and why we pay money for them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - John Clark Dec 29, 2016

    Civil War II is a very noble, very sincere attempt to excite readers. It's gorgeous, it stars lots of classic characters, and it heavily shapes the future of the 2017 lineup of Marvel Comics. The ugly truth, however, is that Marvel seems exhausted. Before Civil War II, we had a universal reboot. Before the reboot, we had Battleworld, and before that, Secret Wars. The fact of the matter is that it's been world-shaking event after world-shaking event, constant mixups without much time to settle, and at this point, I'm just desensitized to it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 1, 2017

    It's over. It's finally over. An event reviled by so many that Marvel went ahead and ruined the ending four months in advance hoping we would all move on. And we did... to DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 28, 2016

    I'm really glad this event is finally over and we can move on with our lives. I hope you have just been following the reviews and not wasting your money on it, because it's been nine issues of nothing but a waste of time and money. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 28, 2016

    Civil War II #8 and the entire Civil War II event were a disappointment. This isn't the worst event ever with ones like Axis and the original Civil War out there, but overall it felt lacking and was mostly just a vehicle to setup other Marvel series. There was potential here with the overall premise and the backing of a powerhouse artist but it was squandered with bad characterization, tacked on messages that weren't explored all that well, unlikable protagonists, and very awkward writing and pacing. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jan 1, 2017

    Though it isn't over as the effects of Civil War II can be felt in many continuing series from Occupy Avengers to Great Lake Avengers. I wish this series could just go away quietly so I would be able to push this off as a fever dream but that looks unlikely. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jan 2, 2017

    In summary don't waste your money. Marvel just charged everyonefor a delayed solicit to the line of NOW! Books, which have already released anyway,disguised as a wrap up to an awful event comic. DC's Convergence, and Marvel'sown Axis, was War and Peace compared to this title.  Chalk up Civil War as an event that shouldn't evenbe enjoyed in an ironic way like a bad movie might be because it's worse thanthat. If Marvel thinks there getting any money out of me for Monsters Unleashedor any future event title after this stunt they are so wrong I can't even beginto think of an analogy to compare it to. If you wan to look at the bright side at least the art was good right? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 28, 2016

    And so, to summarize, Civil War II #8 was basically an episode of Whose Line is it Anyway?: Everything was made up and the stakes didn’t matter, which is something I’m growing weary of in my Marvel event books. Brian Michael Bendis, who has delivered some fantastic events in his long career, limps across the finish line in this eighth issue, employing a hefty bit of deus ex 'Cosmic Power of the Universe' for what can only be described as the opposite of a game changer. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 28, 2016

    From pacing, characters and dialog to the utter premise, Civil War II itself and its eighth issue have been constructed from the barest of bones with the loosest of threads. There doesn't seem to be any major ramification, the developments don't make sense, and it ultimately is something that falls flat from conception to execution to conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jan 10, 2017

    This book has ruined Captain Marvel's good name, and it has turned her image into that of a bully who wins out in the end. The art in the book is passable but not anything special, and the writing is as if someone resurrected the corpse of a book for one more meeting. This was an event that went on far longer than it should have, preemptively dropped plot points (whatever happened to that Spider-Man kills Captain America vision?), murdered great heroes, and made a big character look like a bully. There was literally nothing good here, and I only hope to high heaven that the aftermath issue does anything to show that what we just forced ourselves through was worth something. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supes' soups Dec 28, 2016

    This was the extra issue?? It was pointless, what a cash grab. 9 issues in total, if you paid retail you shelled out roughly $50 to read an event that was spectacularly mentally challenged. Luckily I have a friend who would buy dog poop if Marvel produced it and his comics are always on his coffee table along with his monthly subscription to Hustler. I usually read the comics because they generally have better stories in them but for once I could be wrong with these Civil War II books... Captain Marvel has some ideas for the future eh? How about one that didn't include Bendis writing for the House of Ideas?? That scene where Ulysses saw a vision with Monsters fighting was shameless to epic proportions. Use a crappy event book to advertise a more

  • 5.5
    ArkhamJamie Dec 29, 2016

    [ART: 9.3 | STORY: 4 | WRITING: 4 | TOTAL: 5.7 (~5.5)] My score isn't my exact thoughts, but I just needed a way to give the book a 5.5 without dragging down the art. Mediocre at best. David Marquez's art is beautiful which makes it even more of a shame that it's in a terrible book. A finale that doesn't resolve anything, shamelessly plugs everything else and has some absolutely terrible character writing. Captain Marvel is written so poorly and that final scene makes absolutely no sense given the context of the issue. The pacing is abysmal and I'm astounded as to why Marvel gave the series this extra issue. It's finally over so I'm going to stop my rant. I'm going to probably pass on most Marvel events from now on and everything written by more

  • 4.0
    Andrrrres Dec 28, 2016

    Poor David Marquez. Beautiful work on a terrible book.

  • 6.0
    kfc902 Dec 29, 2016

    Well its finally over. Underwhelming finish and little payoff.

  • 4.5
    jimiseadawg Dec 28, 2016

    Why can't Marvel keep it's core and build around it? Killing off characters just for the sake of killing of characters is condescending and uninspired. DC saw not to reinvent the wheel, but Bendis and is cronies want to turn Marvel into crap. What iconic character will be destroyed next by these unimaginative hacks? Riri is an awesome character; Stark didn't need to die for me to read her. Same with Cho as Hulk. It would've cool to see Banner and Cho, but nooooo!

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  • 2.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Dec 28, 2016

    I second the garbage label for this book.

  • 2.0
    The-MJP Jul 30, 2018

    as a guy and two robots in space said once

    They. Just. Didn't Care.

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 Dec 30, 2016

    It looked amazing, intense from panel to panel (even when I already knew the outcome). Left me excited for what's next.

  • 6.0
    supercoolyeah Dec 28, 2016

    Wow what a let down! It was like this event had no consequences whatsoever. Everyone kinda got a way freely. Iron Man, Capt. Marvel and the rest kinda just went on normally. The only one whoever suffered was poor Banner. The art of Marguez and Ponsor was awesome. But that storyline of Bendis was just super weak. If you are going to do an event make it meaningful and unfortunately it just never did.

  • 6.0
    Adam Oct 13, 2018

    If the phrase “Cash grab” couldn’t be evermore relavant here. Civil War 2 is just a blantent and
    Obvious cash in on the 2016 Captain America movie.
    In my opinion the first civil war story was very unpleasant and very depressing and poorly handled, especially since it has an interesting premise with possibilities about civil liberties vs personal justice, and could connect to people still struggling with the trauma after post 9/11 world. Luckily the movie handled those ideas better than the actual book and in turn suceeded in a great movie.
    Civil war in the grand scheme of things has no connection to either the first event, and really has no point to exist. The story is about a inhuman named Ulysses who can see into fu more

  • 5.5
    Wolf Warner Dec 28, 2016

    Mediocre at best

  • 4.5
    Big Brother Dec 28, 2016

    Just garbage.

  • 3.0
    Memphisjet Dec 28, 2016

    Terrible writing overwhelms incredible artwork. What a crappy ending to a mediocre series.

  • 3.0
    Lightwalker19 Dec 28, 2016

    The three points on this review are just a recognition of the beautiful artwork by David Marquez.
    Because the story on this issue is chaotic and messy when finishing the plot, and it's done in a rushed way that it can be felt like an insult for the readers.
    And in the top of it all, the decision of incorporing previews of future Marvel events make the insult bigger.
    It sucks, this ending and this event just simply suck.
    Fortunately, I've found Bendis going back to his roots in the Iron Man collections and making a good job. But with this issue? Sure is one of his worst works ever.
    Secret Wars seems so far away from here right now.

  • 3.0
    nec Jan 4, 2017

    There's just so much wrong with this story, but the art was great otherwise this is a 1.

  • 3.0
    Spock's Brain Jan 9, 2017

    Thank f**k it's over. All I have to do now is not gag while Marvel continues to try to push the fascist Captain Marvel down our throats, calling her the most popular character in the universe, paying no attention to the reality that this series made her the most hated. Yecchh. Terrible.

  • 2.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 28, 2016

    What a way to move me that much further from reading Marvel. What a waste and a money grab. Just terrible.

  • 2.5
    Tree Fingers Jan 2, 2017

    For once I agree with the haters. Shameless cash grab. I wish Bendis would admit it.

  • 8.0
    Super17 Dec 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    StanielK Jan 4, 2017

  • 7.5
    jmprados Jan 8, 2017

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Dec 28, 2016

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2016

  • 6.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 2, 2017

  • 5.5
    Alex Mackay Feb 26, 2017

  • 5.0
    Rico Jan 14, 2017

  • 5.0
    Captain Deadpool Jan 19, 2017

  • 5.0
    Mateusz Nov 2, 2017

  • 4.5
    Grifter Jun 28, 2017

  • 4.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 30, 2016

  • 4.0
    mrDovydas Feb 22, 2017

  • 3.5
    Bleemak Dec 28, 2016

  • 3.0
    Gunnarthehuman Dec 28, 2016

  • 2.5
    Kreniigh Dec 31, 2016

  • 1.5
    ak94 Dec 28, 2016

  • 1.0
    thecomiccookebook Dec 28, 2016

  • 1.0
    Phantom Stranger Jan 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    Sergione Aug 12, 2018

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