Comics : Civil War Poster Book

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This review was first published on: 2007.


I've just written a review for the Spider-Man Poster Book (2007). I can't imagine that this one is going to be much different.

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Civil War Poster Book
Year 2007 : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man in Several Posters
Editor:  Jennifer Grunwald
Artist:  Adi Granov, David Mack, Ed McGuiness, Frank Cho, Gabriele Dell'Otto, Gary Frank, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cheung, John Watson, Juan Doe, Michael Turner, Mike Deodato, Jr., Olivier Coipel, Ron Garney, Steve Epting, Steve McNiven, Tom Grummett
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Magazine sized book, with centrefold double-sized posters. I counted 18 posters each double-sided, making 36 posters to choose from. Nice glossy paper same as the Spider-Man poster book.

All of the art is from Civil War comics, nearly all is cover art, though I think there's some interior art, I'm not entirely sure. It's all great art, top-rate stuff. Of course, there's a lot to choose from with all those variant covers!

The artists and the sources are all fully credited.

In General...

As with the Spider-Man book, my primary objection is that since I don't intend to dismantle this book, I lose nearly all the effect, since I see each poster only in halves. At $6 this is a pretty cheap way to present these in a biggish size. But I think I would have happily paid $20 to get a hardcover book with one comic per page that at least I could have enjoyed the complete image.

Still, that's not what this book is about. It's a poster book. Buy it, rip it apart, and cover the walls of your college dorm. I dare ya!

Overall Rating...

Great art, great price. Extra half web for including all the sources for the covers.