Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3 Comic Book Review/Recap

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3 – Kate Bishop, J. Jonah Jameson, & Nick Fury

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3 Comic Book Recap

The internet.  The internet is hell.  Kate Bishop is annoyed at all the news and talk about Hawkeye, but she can’t avoid the story, either.  As she goes out to get some air, she sees on the news she will be called into Clint Barton’s trial as a character witness.  An elderly woman sees Kate walking by, and advises the young woman to stay away from the hero crowd – they’re a bad sort.  Bishop ignores these words and climbs up a tree, enjoying the peace and quiet.

Later, she prevents a mugging before returning to the tree.  She spends the rest of the day thinking on Clint, annoyed how he cuts her out of big stuff like this all the time.  Her solitude is interrupted by her friends, the Young Avengers.  They get a call for a mission, and Bishop happily realizes this is exactly what she needed.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3 – Nick Fury

Jonah Jameson can tell things have been building to this for some time. They’re calling it the trial of the century.  These heroes are special – they put on a mask and protect people.  But the moment they do so, they fall into the trap.  They become burdened with the expectations of the public.  And now, they’re at each other’s throats, and the public won’t give them an inch to breathe or even think about what they are doing.  Things are about to get scary, but Jonah sends his staff home.  They’re going to need to rest up for what lies ahead.  As for Jameson well, someone has to be here when it all goes wrong.  Which, of course, it always does…

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Somewhere, in Alaska, there is a SHIELD base.  Fury has tracked him down.  The mastermind behind all of Nick’s recent troubles.  He could take the stranger out right now, but he needs to know more.  Fury puts a gun to his opponent’s head, but he moves fast – too fast.  This could be a mutant, and Inhuman, maybe it has something to do with Ulysses, but whatever the case.. There’s no way he missed, not with his tech.  And yet… there’s no way around it… he’s failed.Comic Island Civil War II 2016

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3 Comic Book Review

Okay, well, it’s official.  I give up.  I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for issue one, and I was getting iffy by issue two, but I largely did not enjoy issue three.  For one thing, we are three issues into a five part series, and not one character has chosen any kind of side yet!  Yeah, I get it, the war hasn’t really kicked off yet, but why bother calling this Choosing Sides if your characters aren’t choosing sides?

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It’s Thanos vs. Hulk all over again, and while it’s a bit harsh to begrudge a comic over its title, these things do matter.  A title should reflect the content within as best it can, without spoiling the plot.  There’s simply no reason to call this series Choosing Sides at this rate, and it is a bit frustrating.  However, that wouldn’t be enough to ruin the comic on its own.  What really cements the nonsense is the fact that none of the stories really interested me.  Even though characters in this comic like Kate Bishop and J. Jonah Jameson are great and usually the sort of figures that can really carry a story for me, they don’t do anything here.  This comic serves little purpose other than to advertise other titles, show off some decent art, and feature a couple of cool moments in the Nick Fury segment.  With the exception of the Fury part of the comic, and I mean, this one panel is so cool is almost is enough for me to overlook this issues flaws, there’s very little else going for it.

Even for a single issue, it reeks of pointlessness.  So no, this does not get a recommendation.   Anyhow, thanks for watching, and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep reading comics.

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