Marvel’s latest crossover schmegeggi, Civil War II kicked off this week, and a couple of shocking moments have put Captain Marvel and Iron Man at odds.  Carol wants to use a new power to change the bad things that might happen, while Iron Man is willing to accept that bad things might happen and isn’t willing to damage a possible future to fix them.  This, by the way, is entirely counter to his stance in the previous Secret War, and also the decision to exile one of his best friends to space just in case the Hulk became a danger, but that’s not important right now.  Instead, we’re here to look at the central crux of this new conflict, leading to today’s inconsistent query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would probably want the chance to Sam Beckett things, if I could, asking: Where do you fall on Civil War II’s defining question: Protect The Future or Change The Future?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. Jon Arvedon
    June 3, 2016 at 11:34 am — Reply

    Protect the future.

  2. June 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Protect the future.

  3. June 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    Protect the change! Those pennies, nickels and dimes add up, you know!

    The part of me that wants to be a Renegade Time Lord says “Change the future”.

  4. June 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    If comics and movies have taught me anything its: “Never try to change the future, it will mess things up”.

  5. Sarah Small
    June 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    The point of living is to change the future. We do it with every single decision we make. Now the past…

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