This one shot shipped yesterday, and is the latest entry in my ongoing effort to catch up on Civil War reviews.
Title: Civil War: The Confession
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrator(s): Alex Maleev and Jose Villarrubia
Original Publication Date: Cover date May, 2007.
Cover Price: $2.99 US, $3.75 Can
Past comic reviews can be found here.
Tony Stark opens up to a very private audience.
“Well, sir, if I may speak freely, he’s kind of a –”
Haven’t we read all of this before? In the last two weeks?
As I alluded to in the Low Point, this
doesn’t feel original because all of the character work has been
revealed and discussed in other issues in the past two weeks. There’s one
panel worth of reveal that’s actually new, though it’s easy to guess. I
give it 2 out of 6.
The artwork is by Maleev. Very stylized,
and very static, as usual. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story is minimal. We’ve got a
twelve page monologue and a six page rant. The other four pages have
people walking from one place to another. I give it 3 out of 6.
The characterization is what
this is all about. It’s all been revealed elsewhere, but it’s still well
done. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response
would have been higher had I been a casual reader in the crossover, and
this had been new to me. As it is, I give it 3 out of 6.
The flow is hard to botch up when people just
sit and talk. Moving back in time does work nicely, though. I give it 5
out of 6.
Overall, it’s not a bad issue, but
it won’t show you much you haven’t seen if you’ve read Civil War:
Frontline and Civil War: The Initiative. I give it 4 out
In total, receives 26 out of 42.
Civil War Review Checklist
- New Avengers:
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Fantastic Four
- Civil War 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, complete
- Amazing Spider-Man #532-538
- Black Panther #18,
- Blade #5
- Cable/Deadpool #30-
- Captain America #22-
- Civil War: Battle Damage Report
- Civil War: Choosing
- Civil War: Confessions
- Civil War: Fallen Son
- Civil War: Frontline #1
- Civil War: The
- Civil War: The
- Civil War: War
- Civil War: X-Men #1-
- Civil War: Young
Avengers and Runaways #1-4
- Daily Bugle: Civil War Edition – This isn’t really in a reviewable
format. It’s essentially what a newspaper would look like had it been
published in the Marvel Universe timeline between Civil War
issues 2 and 3.
- Fantastic Four #538-543
- Ghost Rider #8-??
- Heroes for Hire #1-
- Iron Man #13-14
- Iron Man / Captain
America Special: Casualties of War
- Moon Knight #7-9
- Ms. Marvel #6-8
- New Avengers #21-
- Punisher: War Journal
- She-Hulk #8
- Thunderbolts #103-
- Winter Soldier: Winter
- Wolverine #42-
- X-Factor #8-9