As Captain America: Civil War draws near, Rob gives a quick 101 on the huuuuge comics event that spawned its primary conflict, if not exactly its plot. Whether you’re leaning toward Team Cap or Team Stark, the writers at Marvel need you to understand that you are supporting difficult moral choices. There’s death and drama and fascism and Canada and Aunt May in peril–it’s worth a read, even if the series ends with a disappointing shrug followed by a Major Character Death*.
- Read the Civil War and affiliated comics in Marvel Unlimited’s well-curated portal (requires subscription)
- Captain America: Civil War premiere info
- Here’s the most recent (2/14/15) infographic detailing who owns the movie rights to various Marvel characters. The post also has fairly exhaustive lists of characters exclusive to Sony and 20th Century Fox.
* Which lasted about two years. Time flies when you’re a Dead Major Character!