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Civil War: Front Line #5: Review

Oct 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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Embedded Part Five

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #5 Review by (September 25, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: 1) The mystery man who speaks to Sally Floyd is assumed by many to be Captain America in disguise; I don’t know, he comes off a little too mean and tough for Cap. The Green Goblin’s freedom was foreshadowed in “Civil War: The Program” in issue #1 of this series.


Civil War: Front Line #5 Review by (September 26, 2014)
The Embedded story in #8 suggests that Sally's mystery man was Nick Fury.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A terrified Ben Urich relates to J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson how the Green Goblin threatened him before suffering a fit that allowed the reporter to get away. Jameson checks and learns that Norman Osborn is in prison; Ben insists on an investigation and Jameson fires him….

In a Chinatown street market, Sally Floyd is approached from behind by a hooded figure. The mystery man tells her to stop looking for Captain America’s group of underground heroes and warns her that she is being tailed by government agents. Later, at the offices of The Alternative, she submits her story to editor Neil Crawford. Then SHIELD Agents led by Eric Marshall come in and demand to know who her contact in Chinatown was. Sally refuses to tell Marshall so she and Neil are placed under arrest for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts….



Story #2

The Accused Part Five

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Robbie Baldwin, the former Speedball and scapegoat for the Stanford disaster, is transferred to a new prison for non-registrants. On the way past angry demonstrators, his lawyer Jen "She-Hulk" Walters pleads with him to accept the deal offered. He declines, even when he sees the new facility is a gateway to the Negative Zone nicknamed Fantasy Island. As several inmates are hustled by robot guards into the prison, Robbie jokes around to mask his fear even when he learns that this alternate dimension has a horrible effect on some people, like Coldblood who breaks down sobbing. Then he gets a look at the landscape: a massive stronghold on a desolate world….


Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part Three

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Lee Weeks. Inker: Sandu Florea. Colorist: James Brown.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Simon "Wonder Man" Williams is filming public service announcements supporting the Superhuman Registration Act. Returning to his office he finds two SHIELD Agents who want him to track down the missing sleeper agent Joe; when Simon balks, they quietly blackmail him into cooperating by bringing up some shady incidents from his past. They leave Wonder Man alone with the file and his frustrations….


Story #4

(No title given)

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Roy Allen Martinez. Inker: Roy Allen Martinez. Colorist: Andrew Crossley.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Battle of Secessionville during the American Civil War where brothers James and Alexander Campbell fought on opposite sides, is paralleled to the current event’s quarrels.

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Hideth #1 comic

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


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Green Goblin
Green Goblin

(Norman Osborn)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson

(JJ Jameson)
May Parker
May Parker

(Aunt May)
She-Hulk
She-Hulk

(Jennifer Walters)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)

Plus: Coldblood, Lectronn, Lightbright, Living Mummy (N'Kantu), Mary Jane Watson, Phone Ranger, Robbie Robertson (Joe Robertson), Sally Floyd, Speedball, Typeface, Wildstreak.

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