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Civil War: Front Line #6: Review

Oct 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #6 Review by (October 3, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: 1) The climax of the story covers the same battle as CIVIL WAR #3-4. A number of heroes can be spotted in the large battle scene, including Captain America, Spider-Man, and the Thing. 2) The shooting of Robbie on the last page is designed to look like Jack Ruby’s murder of Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

As Ben Urich cleans out his desk, Robbie Robertson tells him that J. Jonah Jameson wasn’t serious when he fired the reporter. But Ben is fed up with the way he has been treated over the years by Jameson and fears the Green Goblin’s threats so plans to depart, never to return. Robbie promises him that he will print Ben’s Goblin story as written so Ben reluctantly returns to his desk….

In federal custody, Sally Floyd is questioned by SHIELD Agent Eric Marshall about the mystery man she met with in Chinatown (last issue). She is remarkably defiant so Reed Richards suggests that Marshall offer her a deal….

Ben Urich is at the Geffen-Meyer Chemical plant, reporting on the battle between the pro-registration forces led by Iron Man, and the anti-reg group headed by Captain America. Ben and his photographer are hard-pressed to avoid the conflict but they are in position when the Thor clone arrives and kills Goliath (Bill Foster). After the battle Tony Stark is interviewed by Ben Urich, explaining that he expects "Thor" to be exonerated. Ben asks about his suspicion that Stark is recruiting villains to enforce the Act in the wake of his visit from the Green Goblin. Stark refuses to answer and walks away. Ben knows he’s on to something….

Story #2

The Accused Part Six

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

As Robbie Baldwin, the former Speedball, is being moved under heavy restraint to another part of the super-prison nicknamed Fantasy Island, he composes a letter to his mother in his head, still coping with the situation by means of humor: the letter sounds like he is at summer camp. He is brought to a room where Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic, is waiting. Reed tries to be friendly but Robbie bitterly rejects his overtures. Then Reed invites him to address Congress, revealing his side of the controversy. Robbie agrees. The next day with his lawyer She-Hulk, he is escorted by guards past the shouting reporters toward the Capitol entrance. Suddenly a man steps out of the crowd and fires a bullet into Robbie’s abdomen….

Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part Four

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Atlantean sleeper agent Joe returns from the East River and a meeting with jellyfish. As he walks the back alleys he is unaware that he is being watched from above by Wonder Man. Wondy contacts SHIELD and the agents tell him not to capture Joe. Simon follows as Joe enters a warehouse. Looking in through the skylight, Simon sees a dozen Atlanteans with a cache of exotic weapons….

Story #4

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Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Jorge Lucas. Inker: Jorge Lucas. Colorist: Jorge Lucas.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

A sonnet by pilot John G. Magee applies to both the Battle of Britain in World War 2 and the fights of flying heroes against the forces of SHIELD.

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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)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)

(Kyle Richmond)

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Atlanteans, Battle Star, Goliath (Bill Foster), Robbie Robertson (Joe Robertson), Sally Floyd, Speedball (Robbie Baldwin), Thor Clone.

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