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14th May '16 7:27:15 AM Doug86
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ComicBook/CaptainAmerica refuses to register and hunt renegade heroes, then forms the Secret Avengers, an underground organization that resists the Act. The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} declare the whole mess [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]] (Although they do point out that following ''House of M'', there simply aren't enough mutants in the world to get involved), and Tony "ComicBook/IronMan" Stark leads a SHIELD force to help capture all renegade metahumans, hero or villain. The US government, with Stark's concurrence, also puts together a task force of supervillains - the New {{Thunderbolts}} - for the purpose of hunting down unregistered metahumans. Some of the most psychopathic and violent villains imaginable (including notables like Bullseye and Venom) are, against all sense, released back onto the streets for the government-sanctioned hunting down of and crippling of unregistered heroes. (Also against all sense, the government hires {{Deadpool}} for similar duties.)

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ComicBook/CaptainAmerica refuses to register and hunt renegade heroes, then forms the Secret Avengers, an underground organization that resists the Act. The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen declare the whole mess [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]] (Although they do point out that following ''House of M'', there simply aren't enough mutants in the world to get involved), and Tony "ComicBook/IronMan" Stark leads a SHIELD force to help capture all renegade metahumans, hero or villain. The US government, with Stark's concurrence, also puts together a task force of supervillains - the New {{Thunderbolts}} - for the purpose of hunting down unregistered metahumans. Some of the most psychopathic and violent villains imaginable (including notables like Bullseye and Venom) are, against all sense, released back onto the streets for the government-sanctioned hunting down of and crippling of unregistered heroes. (Also against all sense, the government hires {{Deadpool}} for similar duties.)



Most of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was involved in this, including ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', and many other heroes. The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics were, by and large, uninvolved in the crossover; this is because of the decimation of the mutant population that happened at the end of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. However, two of them did join, both of them time travelers - Cable sided with Captain America, and Bishop joined forces with Iron Man. Marvel's cosmic heroes also stayed out of the event as most of them were dealing with the ''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}'' event, though ComicBook/{{Nova}} was briefly involved afterwards. Another hero notably left out was [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], who was deliberately PutOnABus in-universe and got caught up in his own ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' storyline as a result.

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Most of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was involved in this, including ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', and many other heroes. The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics were, by and large, uninvolved in the crossover; this is because of the decimation of the mutant population that happened at the end of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. However, two of them did join, both of them time travelers - Cable sided with Captain America, and Bishop joined forces with Iron Man. Marvel's cosmic heroes also stayed out of the event as most of them were dealing with the ''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}'' event, though ComicBook/{{Nova}} was briefly involved afterwards. Another hero notably left out was [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], who was deliberately PutOnABus in-universe and got caught up in his own ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' storyline as a result.



** The [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} X-Family]] [[BatFamilyCrossover Crossover]] ''Schism'' is also compared to ''Civil War'' for being a morally grey conflict, this one seeing more success in making each viewpoint defensible (with their home under attack and only junior members around to defend it, Cyclops wants to make a stand, which the kids are willing to do even though they know not everyone will survive; while Wolverine doesn't like them getting mixed up in this and wants to retreat).

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** The [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen X-Family]] [[BatFamilyCrossover Crossover]] ''Schism'' is also compared to ''Civil War'' for being a morally grey conflict, this one seeing more success in making each viewpoint defensible (with their home under attack and only junior members around to defend it, Cyclops wants to make a stand, which the kids are willing to do even though they know not everyone will survive; while Wolverine doesn't like them getting mixed up in this and wants to retreat).
4th May '16 1:09:08 PM WillKeaton
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:ComicBook/IronMan's ''pretty'' sure this is the right way to handle things. [[http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/746/746270/iron-mancaptain-america-casualties-of-war-20061115031019603.jpg Although, so is Cap]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:ComicBook/IronMan's ''pretty'' sure this is the right way to handle things. [[http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/746/746270/iron-mancaptain-america-casualties-of-war-20061115031019603.jpg Although, so is Cap]].]]-]
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12th Apr '16 6:57:29 PM MCanter89
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The 2006 -- 2007 Marvel CrisisCrossover.

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The 2006 -- 2007 20062007 Marvel CrisisCrossover.
17th Mar '16 1:17:31 PM NubianSatyress
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both the sides are portrayed with flaws and having a point. Many fans however thought that the writers (unintentionally or not) really failed to portray the Pro-Reg side in a positive light and a vast majority supported Cap.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both the sides are portrayed with flaws and having a point. Many fans however thought that the writers (unintentionally or not) really failed to portray the Pro-Reg side in a positive light and a vast majority supported Cap.


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* ALighterShadeOfGray: Though some writers and editors intended to invoke BothSidesHaveAPoint, the attempt failed due to the amount of power and authority the Pro-Reg side had at their fingertips. For all the flaws of the Anti-Reg side, they didn't build a gulag in the Negative Zone, make a berserk clone of a dead friend, or try to arrest people who were doing absolutely nothing. Those actions gave the Pro-Reg side the unfortunate image of a totalitarian police state.
17th Mar '16 12:12:14 PM Forenperser
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both the sides are portrayed with flaws and having a point.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both the sides are portrayed with flaws and having a point. Many fans however thought that the writers (unintentionally or not) really failed to portray the Pro-Reg side in a positive light and a vast majority supported Cap.
17th Mar '16 10:56:30 AM MagBas
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The intention, anyway. While the Anti-Reg side surely didn't act flawless, most people felt that the Pro-Reg side was presented as borderline psychotic, making it more of a BlackAndGreyMorality.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The intention, anyway. While Both the Anti-Reg side surely didn't act flawless, most people felt that the Pro-Reg side was presented as borderline psychotic, making it more of sides are portrayed with flaws and having a BlackAndGreyMorality.point.
17th Mar '16 10:07:11 AM Forenperser
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: While it made a change of pace from the more traditonal black-and-white morality of comics, many of its readers felt it lacked finesse.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The intention, anyway. While it made a change of pace from the Anti-Reg side surely didn't act flawless, most people felt that the Pro-Reg side was presented as borderline psychotic, making it more traditonal black-and-white morality of comics, many of its readers felt it lacked finesse.a BlackAndGreyMorality.
15th Jan '16 4:46:20 PM nombretomado
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In the summer of 2007, Dan Slott teased readers with retconning the whole thing away in the Great Lakes Initiative/Deadpool crossover when SquirrelGirl tried to go back and prevent the Stamford explosion, which had the side effect of turning her longtime crush Robbie "Speedball" Baldwin into the brooding Penance. (She ended up in the future instead.)

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In the summer of 2007, Dan Slott teased readers with retconning the whole thing away in the Great Lakes Initiative/Deadpool crossover when SquirrelGirl ComicBook/SquirrelGirl tried to go back and prevent the Stamford explosion, which had the side effect of turning her longtime crush Robbie "Speedball" Baldwin into the brooding Penance. (She ended up in the future instead.)
12th Jan '16 8:56:01 PM KingClark
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In December 2015, it was announced that ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' will take place in Spring 2016, once again pitting Iron Man against Captain America, though ''this'' Cap is [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]].


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In December 2015, it was announced that ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' will take place in Spring 2016, featuring a cosmic focus on the story as opposed to a political one.
22nd Dec '15 12:37:39 PM pepsimax
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The 2006[=/=]2007 Marvel CrisisCrossover.

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The 2006[=/=]2007 2006 -- 2007 Marvel CrisisCrossover.



In December 2015, it was announced that ''Civil War II'' will take place in April 2016, once again pitting Iron Man against Captain America, though this Cap is [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]].

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In December 2015, it was announced that ''Civil War II'' ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' will take place in April Spring 2016, once again pitting Iron Man against Captain America, though this ''this'' Cap is [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]].
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