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Civil War: Front Line #7: Review

Nov 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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Embedded Part Seven

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4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #7 Review by (October 10, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: 1) Ben Urich part of the story runs concurrently with the Speedball story in last issue and this one.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #7 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Things are going crazy at the Daily Bugle offices after Ben Urich’s story about the Green Goblin being in the employ of Tony Stark and the pro-registration forces. Ben is in Washington to cover Speedball’s address before Congress; while on the phone to Robbie, he sees Speedball shot by a mysterious assailant….

Sally Floyd, in federal custody, is visited by Congressman Sykes, who has come to offer her a deal. He offers her freedom in exchange for listening to him. Sykes reveals that he was a POW in Vietnam and vowed to protect people’s freedoms and he believes the Super-Human Registration Act is the best way to do that. He insists the Act is fine but there are problems with the implementation that he is trying to clear up, a mission she should sympathize with. She realizes that he is right….

At Osborn Industries, Norman Osborn meets with a mysterious visitor, a pro-Registration hero who is plotting to betray his country. He gives Norman a chemical that suppresses the tracking nanites injected into him, allowing him to avoid surveillance, to carry out a mission for his sinister benefactor….

Story #2

The Accused Part Seven

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Robbie Baldwin, the former Speedball, has been gunned down by an assailant on the Capitol steps. As paramedics hustle him into an ambulance accompanied by She-Hulk, Robbie drifts in and out of delirium, flashing back to his childhood and also realizing that to confess to his part in the Stamford incident would be to admit that all his New Warrior friends are dead. The knowledge that he is guilty of what he has been accused of causes a brief resurgence of his powers, blowing out the transmission of the ambulance, causing it to crash….

Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part Five

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Detectives Dixon and Altieri, investigating the disappearance of pet shop owner Joe, arrive at a devastated warehouse. The place is full of dead Atlanteans and exotic weapons. Paramedics soon discover an unconscious Wonder Man in the rubble. A groggy Wondy recalls what had happened: he was awaiting SHIELD backup for a raid when the Green Goblin swooped down and started hurling pumpkin bombs. Wonder Man tried to drive him off but a final bomb destroyed the roof and kayoed the hero. At this point Dixon suspects they are facing more than they expected….

Story #4

(No title given)

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Eduardo Barreto. Inker: Eduardo Barreto. Colorist: Andrew Crossley.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The carnage of the Battle of the Somme during World War 1 is paralleled to the fight against the Atlanteans in the third story in this issue.

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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.

Green Goblin
Green Goblin

(Norman Osborn)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Atlanteans, Norman Osborn, Robbie Robertson (Joe Robertson), Sally Floyd, Speedball (Robbie Baldwin).

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