Civil War #1 arrived in May 2006, and the Marvel Comics Event in Seven Parts took over the entire line for close to an entire year and was arguably Marvel’s biggest and most successful event to date. There had been events before, such as Infinity Gauntlet, Acts of Vengeance, and House of M, and line-specific events had been a staple of the X-Men since the mid-80s, but Civil War was a new level of huge.
Peter Parker’s decision to unmask was national news, and now any time a hero is killed, or resurrected, or gets a new costume, it goes straight to USA Today. Civil War is just as culturally relevant in 2016 as it was ten years ago, with Captain America: Civil War arriving in theatres in a couple of months, and Civil War II by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez due in May from Marvel.
It still feels like it was just yesterday that Marvel asked us “Whose Side Are You On?”, rather than a whole decade, and Marvel has stuck hard to its event formula in those ten years. Now we have event comics twice a year, and each time we’re told everything will change forever. Let’s look back at the past ten years of Marvel Comics events.
"Chaos War" has had me both excited and worried since it was first announced. On the one hand it's another story in Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente's saga of Hercules and Amadeus Cho. On the other hand, it's a crossover mini-event, complete with the massive cast and numerous tie-ins that involves...
As casually as some superhero comics approach death, it's good to see a freshly-revived Hercules will return to the Marvel Universe with a clear purpose: Rallying Earth's heroes in a war against a mad alien warlord and his army of alien gods...
Reviving the Prince of Power, establishing a huge cosmic threat, uniting an unlikely team of warriors - it's all in an autumn's work for Hercules writers Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and artist Khoi Pham.
According to last night's "Attack of the Show" on G4, Hercules is set to live up to his functionally immortal heritage this October when he returns just in time to confront mad god the Chaos King and his minions in a five-issue storyline dubbed "Chaos War...
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