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Civil War II #7: Review

Nov 2016
Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez

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(no title given)

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Civil War II #7 Review by (December 2, 2016)
The Old Man Logan pages are drawn by Andrea Sorrentino and coloured by Marcelo Maiolo.

This Wolverine is Old Man Logan in the alternate future Earth-807128 where the villains have taken over a devastated world. This means Ulysses is getting a vision of a future that was deleted in the death of the multiverse that led to Secret Wars II. And part of that Earth survived as a domain of Battleworld in the Old Man Logan SWIII tie-in mini-series. Logan then found himself in the present of the reconstructed post-SWIII Earth-616. But this confusion is typical of the current situation.
The Hulk Gang of Hulk's descendants were a feature of the OML storyline. They killed Logan's family and he killed them in revenge, including killing the Bruce Banner Hulk himself. Logan is now trying to prevent his future from happening. That future doesn't seem to come from this present anyway because Banner is dead. But then who expects that 'death' to be permanent.
There has never been much detail given for why the villains were able to take over Earth-807128. The connection with CWII is of course new. (But maybe that isn't even what Logan is referring to.)

We'll have to wait for #8 to find out *exactly* what happens to Tony Stark to take him out of the picture in his own 2 series.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War II #7 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon and Karnak have returned to New Attilan to see Ulysses about his expanded power (that reached out in #5 to the Triskelion and showed the assembled forces a vision of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) standing bloody-handed over the body of Captain America (Steve Rogers) before a ruined Capitol building). They suggest he should go to the Ultimates for more tests. But the precog is caught up in another vision.

Ulysses is experiencing a desert environment where he's attacked by a green man until an old man with claws intervenes and rips the attacker apart. The man explains that the bad guy was a descendant of the Hulk, but doesn't confirm that he is Wolverine.

But he's confused when the kid asks him what year it is. Ulysses tells him his name and that he's an Inhuman. Logan says that all the Inhumans quit the planet years ago, and this desert is Jersey. When Ulysses asks what happened to the world Logan blames Tony Stark. The Inhuman tries to get the old man to explain in more detail but all he gets before the vision fades is that "He pushed her too far".

Back in the present Ulysses assumes that 'her' means Captain Marvel. He tells Medusa they've got to stop CM and Iron Man fighting over his precog abilities.

Spider-Miles is standing in front of the not-ruined Capitol surrounded by police with their guns drawn - on live TV.

Captain Marvel is conferring with Maria Hill in a SHIELD helicarrier about the Spider-situation. They can't afford to have a superhero fight on the Capitol steps. And they can't afford to have Spidey kill Cap on TV and then have to admit they were warned it was going to happen. Hill wants to grab SM but Carol Danvers knows he won't be easy to catch. She gets Maria to call off the cops - she's sure Spidey will turn himself in.

The police reluctantly pull back. And Captain America shows up. Miles and Steve agree that they're here to prove the prediction false. But Spidey says that Ulysses' predictions always lead to a major death (an exaggeration - it's only happened twice, War Machine and Hulk). He doesn't think Cap's going to die because he's survived for a long time (but that's included at least 2 'deaths', 3 if the end of the multiverse before Secret Wars III counts) - but he's not so sure about himself.

Captain Marvel joins them. She wants to defuse the situation by taking Spidey away for his own safety - with his permission. But when she approaches him she finds he's surrounded by a forcefield. Both she and Miles think the other is causing it. Until Carol realises it must be Iron Man.

Tony reveals himself in a War Machine-style armour and attacks with a blast of power like the 1 he defeated her with in #5. But Blue Marvel has proofed her against that now. They clash violently until CM delivers a devastating power-blow through Stark's armoured chest.


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David Marquez
David Marquez
Justin Ponsor
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Penciler)
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Inker)
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)
War Machine
War Machine

(James Rhodes)
Wolverine
Wolverine

(James Howlett)



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