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Civil War: Front Line #3: Review

Sep 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #3 Review by (September 13, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: 1) Bantam was introduced in CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #12; this is his only other appearance.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Blindfolded, Sally Floyd is taken to the secret hiding place of a number of heroes and ex-villains defying the Super-Human Registration Act. She assures them their statements will be confidential and they open up about the fears of the Act and the possible formation of an underground….

Meanwhile, Ben Urich is at the Baxter Building, interviewing Reed Richards who offers reams of data and statistics supporting the Registration Act with confident projections of its success….

Later on a New York street, Sally is part of a crowd which witnesses a fight between the pro-reg Bantam and the anti-reg Thunderclap; the latter unleashes his signature move and Bantam is hurled back into a gas truck. Which explodes, killing the hero. Police and firefighters converge on the scene while everyone stands by in shock, most of all Thunderclap….

Story #2

The Accused Part Three

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Steve Lieber. Inker: Steve Lieber. Colorist: June Chung.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Robbie Baldwin, the former Speedball, meets with his new lawyer, Jen "She-Hulk" Walters; she is trying to get him transferred to a safer prison but his insistence that he is innocent means he will just be the scapegoat for the Stamford incident. On his way back to his cell, he is again threatened by other inmates and manhandled by guards but he thinks he can trust his cellmate Hickey (he’s wrong). Jen returns with an offer: sign the Registration agreement and he will be sentenced to three years of community service helping SHIELD track down unregistered super-humans. He again refuses….

Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part One

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Lee Weeks. Inker: Robert Campanella. Colorist: J. Brown.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Police and firefighters are called to a disaster scene at a small pet shop. Detectives Keith Dixon and Donna Altieri investigate; it looks as though a large person broke out of the building. The shop owner, a well-liked but enigmatic man named Joe, is missing. We see that earlier this evening, Joe and his wife were watching television which was reporting the mysterious beaching of a school of whales. When he hears the whales’ song, Joe gets up, as though in a trance, and enters the bathroom. He injects himself with a drug and stands revealed in his true form—a blue-skinned Atlantean….

Story #4

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Penciler: David Aja. Inker: David Aja. Colorist: Paul Jenkins. Colorist: Jose Villarrubia.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Wilfred Owen’s poem "Futility" is applied to both its original context in World War 1 and the first responders to collateral damage of the current superhero clash.

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

Ramon Bachs
John Lucas
Laura Martin
John Watson (Cover Penciler)
John Watson (Cover Inker)
John Watson (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Atlanteans, Bantam (Roberto Velasquez), Battle Star, Sally Floyd, Solo (James Bourne), Speedball (Robbie Baldwin), Thunderclap, Typeface.

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