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Civil War was a great concept that got dumber the longer it went on. It started with a bang - literally. A tragic accident causes the US Congress to sit up and write a bill addressing the massive number of metahumans in the country. The Superhuman Registration Act is passed, and every meta in America needs to register. Tony Stark ends up the spokesman for the pro-registration side; Steve Rogers, naturally, ends up being the anti-reg side.
It was a wonderful set up, one that could have had a very intelligent debate in its pages. It could have shown the positive and negative sides to both arguments, showing both sides perhaps going too far in the name of what they believe, and having the supervillains show up in the end to cause mass chaos, as the superheroes have been too busy fighting each other to deal with the criminals.
Instead, one side gets handed the villain card early on, and never really gets to make their points. Instead, they start doing more and more reprehensible things in the name of "public safety." In the end, it's just an excuse to have their big named costumed characters beat each other up.
I mourn for the series that Civil War could have been.