Marvel Characters Split in 'Civil War' Series

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Captain America and Iron Man survey the damage caused in the inciting incident of Marvel's Civil War.

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America's comic books rarely address the dubious legal and moral authority of their biggest stars. But a new series hitting comic book stores Wednesday pits hero against hero.

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A group led by Iron Man embraces the government's demand that they register as living weapons of mass destruction and reveal their secret identities. On the opposing side, Captain America and his allies refuse. The issues include civil liberties and national security, public safety and private freedom.

Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics' editor in chief, and comic book writer Paul Jenkins discuss civil liberties and national security in the Marvel Universe.

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