Marvel’s TL;DR Tackles Civil War This Week

Posted by November 18, 2016 Comment

Last week, we told you about Marvel’s new web series which takes Marvel’s super-mega-crossover event stories and condenses them down to less-than-five-minute videos: TL;DR. Since Marvel’s super-mega-crossover events usually consist of several dozen issues by the time all the tie-ins are counted, this might seem like a tough job. However, Marvel actually does a pretty good job explaining the stories in that short time, probably due to the extreme “writing for the trade” decompression in modern comics that stretches a story that would have taken Stan and Jack one issue into an 8 issue mini with a zero issue and FCBD special along with seven ancillary tie-in minis and branded interruptions to every regular ongoing title.

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Anyway, we’ve gotten off track. Last week, for the debut episode, Marvel covered Planet Hulk, and this week they’re doing Civil War. It’s both a good refresher or primer on the series, and has a few self-aware laughs as well (though I know not all Bleeding Cool readers like those). Check it out below, if you want:

(Last Updated November 18, 2016 6:22 pm )

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