Civil War: Front Line #1 (Story 2)

Background

From Marvel: 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? Find out here when Spider-Man has his say. And you won't want to miss as one hero makes public a painful secret.

Story 'Untitled'

  Civil War: Front Line #1 (Story 2)
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Kei Kobayashi

This back-up story is a poem circulated through the Poston War Relocation Camp during the summer of 1943, juxtaposed with images of Spider-Man that mirror the images illustrating the poem.

General Comments

The poem itself is rather short, but gets its point across, its point being that the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans was a misguided attempt at national defense. The dialog between the nameless father and his daughter is thoughtful, and the art illustrates the story quite well. Likewise, having Spider-Man mirror the images in the story is inspired.

Overall Rating

Thought-provoking and artfully done.