Civil War #5

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 15, 2006 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
6.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Featuring villains, villains, villains! Sides change and chaos reigns as the evildoers of the Marvel Universe make their presence felt in a new and shocking way! But when the underworld gets involved, can the Punisher be far behind?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 16, 2006

    Civil War #5 was a great read. Strong writing combined with impressive artwork always makes for a satisfying comic book. Millar impresses me with his effort to try and make Civil War a more complex and engaging story than what other writers like Bendis and JMS have given us in the various tie-in issues. Maybe there is some slight hope for this Civil War storyline after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Nov 19, 2006

    In the end, I feel the writing is much stronger with this issue, and now I would actually like to see what happens with Civil War. Congratulations, Mr. Millar, you have brought me back into the cross-over madness fold (I might even read Front Line, New Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man again). Not any easy task, I must say. I fully admit that it was the Punisher and how he was brought into this that did it for me. In fact, bonus points were added for that. I will probably like this whole thing in trade format as the decompressed story-telling thing with this series in particular is getting on my nerves. Ah, well, cant win them all. If there was any way I could give this issue 3.75 bullets I would; but I felt it be nice to err on the positive side today. Heres to hoping Civil War #6 is even better., and if it isnt, I wont feel too let down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 19, 2006

    When an issues biggest flaws are a slightly misleading cover (maybe theyre saving Bullseye, Venom and the Green Goblin for the big finale) and some slightly clunky and obvious dialogue (referring to a final battle and Tony Stark being a Judas figure), then you know it must be doing something right; indeed, some people might say that both of those elements are virtually a tradition in superhero comics. Millar has surprised me with a far more involving and significant beginning to Civil Wars third act than I expected, and I have a feeling that the relatively gradual build up to this point - which has been playing out throughout Marvels line - is going to result in a satisfying payoff when the series reaches its climax. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Hervé St-Louis Feb 7, 2007

    The artwork continues to shine, with characters that look more realistic than many other comic books coupled with a good doze cinematoscope frames. It works. McNivens only weakness is a failure to provide solid facial expressions that go beyond the stern concerned look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Nov 19, 2006

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have the first boring Mark Millar comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Nov 19, 2006

    In my opinion, this was probably the weakest issue of Civil War so far. Even though there was some high octane stuff, there wasnt really a whole lot happening here except Spider-Mans defection, which we knew was coming anyway. The new Thunderbolts debut was also disappointing with none of the big guns putting in an appearance. But its always easy to focus on the negatives. All in all, I still got a kick out of reading this. I just find something appealing in seeing these guys go at each other in such a vicious way. Im definitely in this to the end and am genuinely intrigued as to how it will all work out because right now I really have no idea. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Nov 19, 2006

    I would be willing to bet that even those readers who have sworn not to see it through are peeking at some of the latest developments because curiosity gets the best of them. Even though Thors return was nothing more than a red herring, like all good cliffhangers should, the shockers bookending each chapter have kept us coming back for more. It will be left up to Millars wrap up of the series to see if it was all worth the effort. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 19, 2006

    But around 400,000 of you dont seem to care about all that, so I give up. Read Full Review

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