Book Review: Marvel's Captain America: Civil War: The Art of the Movie

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The Civil War storyline is finally here and Marvel has put out another wonderful artbook companion to the movie.

Just like the earlier Captain America artbooks and also other Marvel artbooks, you get the slipcase edition here. I love the design on the cover that shows the tension between Captain America and Ironman. The hardcover also has a nice cover with all the superheroes going at one another.

The presentation style and art direction is similar to other Marvel artbooks. You get to see lots of character designs, environment art, there are storyboards and also commentary from the staff.

In every Marvel film, you see some sort of costume redesign. So in this artbook, you get to see the new costumes as well, although not as much compared to artbooks that are character-specific. The new characters are Crossbones and Blank Panther but unfortunately we don't have a lot on the new designs for Spider-man. I think they might be keeping the Spider-man material for when the new movie comes up.

Environment artworks are nice but and so are the numerous illustrated action scenes. There are many, and many are drawn and printed across two pages. The art really has more impact when printed at larger sizes. The book presents the content in chronological order so if you haven't watched the movie, then this is obviously a major spoiler.

Overall, for the price, you get a 272-page book that's packed with beautiful art and insightful writeup. It's worth the money. Highly recommended to the fans.

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