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With Civil War, Marvel dusted off inane source material for superfights

Back Issues discusses a major comic of the past, reevaluating its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the cultural context of its creation and how it has impacted the future of the comic-book medium and industry. This week: Civil War, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s explosive event series that pitted Captain…

The controversial Captain America: Sam Wilson soars by getting political

A superhero created by the government to fight the Axis powers in World War II, Captain America has always been a character with a strong political foundation, and writer Nick Spencer gets back to the hero’s roots with Captain America: Sam Wilson (Marvel), a book that has courted controversy by having the character…