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Civil War: Front Line #4: Review

Sep 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #4 Review by (September 17, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Ben Urich and Sally Floyd meet the next day at a coffee shop; Sally is becoming increasingly bitter and paranoid about the Super-Human Registration Act while Ben advises her not to get so emotionally involved. They part company and Ben finds an anonymous note on his car, "Closer than you think".…

Sally again meets with the heroes in hiding as they plan how to link up with Captain America’s rebel faction. Suddenly they are invaded by a team of heroes led by Iron Man; armored SHIELD agents burst in and arrest everyone. Sally and a handful of heroes get away. Later she calls Ben to warn him that she may have been tracked there by the government who seem to be targeting reporters. As he walks home through an alley, Ben is confronted by the Green Goblin, angry over what Ben has written about him….

Story #2

The Accused Part Four

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Robbie Baldwin, the former Speedball, is in a boxing ring, fighting the local bully Toomey. Robbie surprises everyone by dominating his much larger foe. One of Toomey’s pals slashes Robbie’s leg with a knife and Toomey stomps his foot—which unleashes a blast of energy devastating one end of the room…. Later Robbie is visited by his mother (his father refuses to come) and she pleads with him to accept the deal as she is weighted down by stress of having her son be "the most hated man in America." Robbie again declines and she leaves, saying she will never come back….

Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part Two

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Detectives Dixon and Altieri, investigating the disappearance of pet shop owner Joe, discover that the man had no records anywhere. Dixon speculates he could have been some sort of sleeper agent. Altieri scoffs; she thinks it more likely Joe faked his death for an insurance scam. As firefighters try to move the crowd along, we see that one of the firemen has blue skin beneath his safety gear….

Story #4

(No title given)

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Penciler: Sean Chen. Inker: Rick Magyar. Colorist: Andrew Crossley.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The words to the song "Goodnight Saigon" by Billy Joel illustrate the attitudes of American troops in Vietnam as well as those of the SHIELD soldiers carrying out the raid in the first story.

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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)
Green Goblin
Green Goblin

(Norman Osborn)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Robbie Baldwin)

Plus: Atlanteans, Battle Star, Gladiatrix, Network, Sally Floyd, Shamrock (Molly Fitzgerald), Solo (James Bourne), Typeface, Ultragirl (Suzy Sherman).

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