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Civil War: Front Line #8: Review

Nov 2006
Paul Jenkins, Ramon Bachs

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4 stars

Civil War: Front Line #8 Review by (October 14, 2014)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: 1) Doug and Jerry were introduced in GENERATION M #12; this is their only other appearance (as of October 2014). 3) The leader of the Super Heroes of Europe (SHE) is a new Red Dragon, replacing the one who was killed in SENTRY #4.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: Front Line #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Ben Urich visits the warehouse base of the Atlanteans (from "Sleeper Cell" in issues #6-7) to interview his police buddy Danny Granville. Danny tells him, off the record, that the victims of the slaughter were all Atlanteans, and there is a rumor going around that the Green Goblin was involved. Danny promises him another piece of info if Ben sets him up on a date with Sally Floyd….

Sally, meanwhile, is talking to Doug and Jerry (a mutant with another head sticking out of the back of an otherwise normal body); Doug introduces her to a homeless man named Stevie. Stevie tells her how he heard some men talking about her and Nick Fury by the riverfront and offers to take her to their hideout for thirty dollars and some fried chicken….

Danny’s info is that Tony Stark and Reed Richards have been recruiting villains to help enforce the Super-Human Registration Act; the Green Goblin was supposed to be one of them but a traitor in the pro-reg organization set him free. Osborn’s nanites which went on the blink were made by Tony Stark. Danny’s idea is that Stark is trying to incite war with Atlantis so he can make a profit selling weapons….

A suspicious Sally follows Stevie to the waterfront where he directs her to a small shed. Once inside, "Stevie" reveals himself to be Captain America….

Story #2

The Accused Part Eight

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

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The ambulance carrying Robbie Baldwin to the hospital experienced severe electric malfunctions and crashed, killing two, and even injuring She-Hulk but leaving Robbie unharmed. SHIELD Director Maria Hill wants to know why and is questioning She-Hulk closely. Jen has no idea but knows her power was drained and she was left blinded. Hill threatens her and leaves. An aide reports that there will be an investigation on whether SHIELD deliberately left a breach for the shooter, James Stricker, father of a child killed in Stamford, to get at Baldwin, along with word that Robbie’s cellmate Hickey has vanished (no he didn’t, he’s right there behind them). Hill stops by Reed Richards’ lab where the unconscious Robbie is undergoing tests. Reed speculates that the accident revealed dormant kinetic powers within Robbie. Hill intends to present this in a way for the President to spin into political capital….

Story #3

Sleeper Cell Part Six

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

A group of visiting European superheroes joins American dignitaries and officials at the docks of New York to await the arrival of a delegation from Atlantis. Tensions are high between the US and Atlantis as the latter insists that their citizens were a peaceful study group viciously attacked by American agents. As Ambassador Govan addresses the assembly, he is shot down by Norman Osborn. The bitter Atlanteans depart with their wounded leader as officials deny any involvement. A raving Osborn denies all responsibility….

Story #4

(No title given)

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Cover Penciler: Frazer Irving. Cover Inker: Frazer Irving. Cover Colorist: Frazer Irving.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The folk legend that the Battle of Edgehill (in the English Civil War) is replayed in the skies each year informs the destructive sky fight of Falcon and Ms. Marvel.

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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)

(Sam Wilson)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Atlanteans, Danny Granville, Norman Osborn, Sally Floyd, Speedball.

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