Comic Browser:


Civil War #3: Review

Aug 2015
Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Civil War #3 Review by (August 28, 2015)
Comments: Part three of five parts. Steve Rogers, one of the two most important people in this limited series, does not appear in this issue.

Review: This would best be reviewed at the end. So you’ll have to wait it out.

Civil War #3 Review by (August 28, 2015)
Last issue Peter wondered who this Venom is. I believe this issue provides an answer. Venom uses a bow (created I presume out of his symbiotic suit's substance) to fire the billy-club at King Ock, and Peter calls him Clint. It's Hawkeye in there. The question now is - why?


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A team from the Blue, led by Peter Parker, has entered the Iron to obtain valuable resources for Project Bellcurve; they are caught by a cadre of Sentinels who kill Elektra. Peter twists one of the machine’s arms around so the Sentinel blasts its own head off. Parker has to force Black Panther (Azari) to continue the mission while Venom takes the time to recover Daredevil’s billy club from Elektra’s corpse….

Jennifer Walters, attempting to enter Steeltown in the Blue incognita, is mind-scanned by Professor Xavier and he confirms her (false) identity. As she muses on that odd event she is recognized by an aged Robbie Baldwin, Speedball…. Back in the Iron capital, Resilient Alpha, a pensive Tony Stark asks Bucky Barnes if he thinks he (Tony) has failed. Bucky calls Tony the best hope for preserving America.

After fighting a gang of robot guards, Peter Parker and his team locate King Ock—some years earlier, Kingpin has removed Dr. Octopus’ metal arms and stuck them on his own body; the arms, resenting this, fried Kingpin’s brain and now the arms, bonded to Wilson Fisk’s corpse, design high tech for the Iron. The monster knows they are there and attacks, they barely manage to survive before Venom uses the billy club to smash Kingpin’s head in….

Jen Walters finally locates the killer of Miriam Sharpe (issue #1) and it is Bullseye, who was always the chief suspect. Before she can do anything, however, she is confronted by Robbie Baldwin, now a member of the Punishers, the fearsome police force in the Blue. Jen instantly transforms into She-Hulk, smacks down Baldwin and escapes; she is blasted with advanced weaponry by more Punishers but (apparently) gets away….

Back in the Blue, Peter Parker turns over the desired materials to Hank McCoy, mentioning that the mission cost them Elektra’s life….

Elsewhere Jen Walters finds herself in a sealed containment tube, facing the Black Panther, T’Challa, who is supposed to have died in the disaster six years earlier….

Leinil Francis Yu
Leinil Francis Yu
Sunny Gho
Leinil Francis Yu (Cover Penciler)
Leinil Francis Yu (Cover Inker)
Sunny Gho (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Matt Murdock)

(Jennifer Walters)

(Peter Parker)

> Civil War: Book info and issue index

Share This Page