Civil War: Front Line, Book 1 (Bk. 1)

There's a truth buried deep in the heart of every war, and reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich will be there, uncovering that truth in the midst of the biggest conflagration in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of the Stamford disaster, the public cries out for super-hero registration. Are the costumed heroes of the Marvel Universe protectors or ticking time bombs? And in "Civil War Correspondence," see stories inspired by tales of war correspondence throughout history! Collects stories from Civil War: Front Line #1-6.

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By Alex (Canada) · ★★★☆☆ · October 16, 2014
Now that I've read through the main event, it seems like the rest of the tie-ins will flesh out the story. It's a neat way to flesh out a world and I'm curious to see how it goes.

Front Line has a heavy journalistic focus and we get to see how normal people respond to and think about the havoc tha... ...more
By Stardrag (Philadelphia, PA) · ★★★☆☆ · December 28, 2012
I have to admit that every book I've read or even glanced at, I've been persuaded by other people into reading. Not that they hold me down and tell me to read this or die. Or hold me at gunpoint and that if I don't read the first fifty pages they'll put one between the eyes. But I read reviews, a... ...more
By Hrishi · ★★★★★ · March 14, 2015
Finally! The complexity and nuance that I was looking for in the main Civil War event! Looks like all the politics and intrigue was left out of the limited series so it could be put into this one. A brilliant book that covers three stories...

The first titled "Embedded" is about Ben Urich and Sall... ...more
By Stewart (Ypsilanti, MI) · ★★★★☆ · March 25, 2015
Great story! I like the idea of presenting several continuing stories in discrete chunks, as well as standalone pieces, all dealing with sort of a street level view of the events in Civil War. Paul Jenkins has an excellent grasp of the characters and does a good job of keeping everything on a fai... ...more
By Daniel (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · July 26, 2011
Lot of story, light on action. Cool job with the parallels with history and what is going on in the book though. ...more
By Andrew (Stoke on Trent, ST3, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · March 10, 2015
By far one of the best of the Civil War collections. ...more
By Holden (Anchorage, AK) · ★★★★☆ · December 15, 2012
I managed to read the second volume of this first, which made this one a little anti-climatic but it was still a really good read. My only big note to anyone looking to read this is just skip over all the little vignettes where a superhero's narration is side by side with scenes from historical b... ...more
By Gavin (Ottawa, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · October 05, 2013
Front Line Volume 1 is an interesting set of intersecting stories, featuring reporters Ben Urich and Sally Floyd who cover the Civil War from both sides (Iron Man - Urich) and Underground/Cap (Floyd). This is a fantastic look at the non-hero view of things and how the war really affects everyone.... ...more
By Trebro (Philadelphia, PA) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 01, 2008
I thought Civil War X-Men was bad, but that was before I read this. Jenkins, who longtime friends of mine will recall gave me fits writing "Peter Parker: I Refuse to Show him as Spider-Man", is not one of my favorite writers by any stretch of the imagination. This series shows why.

Amongst the man... ...more
By Arturo (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 17, 2013
In Embedded. We get front row seats. Or more like man on the street p.o.v. Of all things Civil War.
From A Personal talk with Sally and Spider-Man. A Clue of Osborn's condition when Green Goblin attacks Urich. Iron man handles a press conference, Prodigy from slingers, and an anti-reg. hero meeti... ...more