I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Captain America’s dead. This provided a kind of ending to Marvel’s Civil War. At least it would have been more satisfying than how the series itself wrapped up.
I had high hopes for Civil War; The security vs. privacy debate played out by Iron Man as the military industrial complex vs. Cap as the American ideal. But by issue four (or issue Clor) it was pretty clear that Mark Millar had spent too much time writing for the Ultimates and wasn’t in touch with the mainstream Marvel characters. Side issues from other writers did a good job of covering up some of Millar’s… liberties. But the story was still filled with road hazards that a good editor should have fixed. But I have a feeling the editor’s were part of the problem (this is Marvel after all).