I have been reading over my issues of CW: Frontline, and I've come to a conclusion.
This title should NOT be considered Marvel canon.
Again and again and again I read something which is so blatantly biased that it's almost impossible it exists, something which contradicts OTHER, more reliable books, something which simply seems ridiculous in the extreme or else staggering OOC-ness. And frankly, I'm sick of it.
These are just SOME of the worst transgressions of the book... FROM THE LATEST ISSUE ALONE.
-The Death of Goliath
Civil War #4: Thor blasts a hole through him
Frontline 6: Thor electrocutes him
-Nighthawk and SHIELD
Civil War #4- Nighthawk may or may not be in the battle, it is uncertain. The SHIELD forces do not engage until after the Clor attack.
Frontline #6: Nighthawk is there and engaged in a massive aerial duel with SHIELD forces in which he appears to blow up at least one copter.
-The arrival of Thor
Civil War #3: A battered Cap is being beaten by Iron Man, without his shield. Hercules races to save him and is struck by a bolt of lightning- Thor is there!
Frontline #6 Nighthawk (!!!) is the first person attacked- electrocuted by Thor. (Ironically, this happens to NO-ONE in the main title) Thor then knocks over Cap. A totally intact Cap, with his shield.
-The Super-villain forces
Civil War #4They are an absoloutely last-minute force used only when there is no other way, first deployed approximately a week after the battle at Geffen Meyer and under watch by super-heroes.
Frontline 4/5/6: They are allowed to roam alone without any watch-over days before the battle at Geffen Meyer.
-Negative Zone Prison
Amazing Spider-Man #535, Mark Millar and Tom Brevoort: The Negative Zone Prison is extremely clean, well policed and high tech. It holds 20 or so big name meta-humans, and not THAT many people... yet.
Frontline #6: It holds HUNDREDS of meta-humans. The cells are tiyn, cramped and dirty with no toilets, and people being taken in are strapped down. Rather than having their powers restricted in ANY way, they appear to be able to commit suicide with their own powers... without being stopped.
Most of Marvel History: Ben Urich is a great, likeable reporter.
Frontline 6: Urich is a Fox News style "reporter" who apparantly feels that shouting out random questions about national security and not getting an answer is absoloute proof that he is right.
That was just for starters. I mean, one that leapt out at me from another issue was-
Most of Marvel History: Reed is one of the most intelligent men, if not THE most intelligent man, in the world.
Frontline: Reed can get pwned by Ben Urich.
Overall, there are a simply ASTONISHING amount of contradictions and inaccuracies across Frontline. Not only that, but it is written with sheer, untempered bias like no other Civil War book.
I have come to the conclusion that the ONLY possibility is that it takes place in some hideous alternative reality where we need metaphors absoloutely crammed down our throats until we gag, and most of the world's best super-humans have been replaced with fascists, moreso than ANY other CW book.
I was just wondering- am I the only person who feels this way, or does no-one else agree that this series seems to be taking Civil War and ripping it apart?
Is this even part of continuity anymore?
More importantly- SHOULD it be?