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Download and read online Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel in PDF and EPUB The Marvel Universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react - a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Experience Marvel's blockbuster event like never before in this illustrated prose adaptation of the smash-hit graphic novel that has sold more than half a million copies in print and digital formats!
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