Marvels Snapshot: Civil War #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

In the heart of the Civil War event, a human story unfolds. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, doing his best to do the job with honor - but is that possible anymore? A young, low-level super hero, trying to help his neighbors - but that's not even legal any more. The two come together in a story that'll test their commitment, ideals, hopes and dreams, by Hugo-Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel) and artist Ryan Kelley (Lucifer, Stranger Things). Featuring Captain America, Giant-Man, Maria Hill and more.

Rated T+

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Dec 2, 2020

    MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: CIVIL WAR #1 is one of the strongest issues in the Snapshots series by taking a successful event and finding an interesting story within the story. The writing is excellent from front to back and the art team is the icing on the cake. This is a highly recommended issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 2, 2020

    When all is said and done Marvel Snapshots: Civil War #1tells an impactful tale about thinking for ones self and not just going with the program. How reasonable people can find themselves in a place that, on the surface, should be good but isnt. And reminds us of what we are responsible for in such a situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Dec 2, 2020

    Civil War: Marvels Snapshots #1 is a new take on the "anyone can be a hero" mantra, and it's one that would make Captain America proud. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Dec 4, 2020

    Getting inside the ethical struggle of a fascist does less to humanize the rare ones who do right but instead demonizes the support structure that lets so many do wrong. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Dec 2, 2020

    A flawed central metaphor coupled with a misreading of its own main thesis, but still a valuable intellectual contribution to the discourse. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 26, 2021

    This still went a little too hard on the “few bad apples” idea, but like... not as bad as previously.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 17, 2021

    A nebbishy SHIELD agent in Toledo realizes he's on the wrong side of the Civil War with a little help from a young superhero. It's a simple story with an impeccable message. The script is laser-focused on its theme and I think hammering on the moral helps. This is one silver lining to contentious (even crappy) crossover events: Later creators can always revisit them and tell BETTER stories within their framework.

    This is also a fine 30-page summary of what Civil War meant -- from the Cap side of things. I HOPE we've finally all realized that's the right side ...

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Dec 3, 2020

    It was good for what it was. Nothing bad here and pretty standard for the quality weve been getting from this series overall

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Dec 2, 2020

    This was fine. An improvement upon the last few issues, in my opinion.

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 2, 2020

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Dec 2, 2020

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