[Editor's Note: March kicks off a season of big-time showdowns, grudge matches and maybe a few team-ups. Infamous as the month when Brutus betrayed Caesar, March will get even more epic because Batman will take on Superman on the big screen, Daredevil will get company in Hell's Kitchen in the form of The Punisher on Netflix, and The Flash shall race on over to CBS to meet Supergirl. And, of course, just a few weeks after this kickoff, we'll see a breakdown in the friendship between Captain America and Iron Man in Marvel's Civil War movie. Because we love seeing a good battle between titans, we've dedicated March to versus. Over the next four weeks, check this space for stories on title fights in superhero stories, horror, science and more!]
The latest international trailer for Captain America: Civil War has dropped, and the Internet is taking sides over what they found to be its most thrilling moment: Ant-Man riding Hawkeye’s arrow? Black Panther removing Winter Soldier from his motorcycle? Spider-Man squinting?
Those scenes are all sure to keep us glued to our seats come May, but what about the best Civil War moments that won’t be making it to the screen?
The original Marvel Comics event dropped 10 years ago and spanned over a hundred issues between the main series and the tie-ins. While the core Civil War book dealt with the main fronts of the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man, the tie-in books explored the smaller skirmishes that affected even the most obscure corners of the Marvel Universe.
Civil War remains a polarizing story among hardcore comic-book fans, but as a newly converted 14-year-old comic-book fan who somehow managed to afford the majority of the books at the time, it was a reading experience unlike anything else. Going to the comic-book store from week to week, I had no idea which characters were going to join the fray next, and most of them won’t be choosing teams on the big screen. So join me in this Versus Month spotlight, looking back at some of the wildest fights from Marvel’s Civil War comic books!