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Quote1 Whether a law is right or wrong, moral or immoral, is an idea, a personal philosophy... but it always seems that fights over ideas skip over the barrier into the real world and become battles of real violence. Quote2

Appearing in "The War at Home: Part 7 of 7"

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Synopsis for "The War at Home: Part 7 of 7"

As the sniper aims for Mary Jane, Fisk tells him to wait until Peter comes home as she is merely a secondary target. Mary Jane answers the phone when Peter calls, and notices a seriousness in his tone. Peter tells her that he loves her and that he'll see her soon, knowing a great battle is about to unfold. Spidey jumps into the fray with the other heroes and villains and thinks to himself that regardless of the consequences he won't stop as long as Captain America doesn't, noting his conviction to his beliefs in the fight. In prison the inmates and Fisk watch the warring heroes through the television. Fisk tells his hired gun that if Parker lives once the fight ends to kill him in his home, and if not then he should kill Mary Jane and Aunt May as "an act of mercy." Just after his conversation Kingpin looks at the outcome of the battle (not shown to the reader,) showing a lack of surprise. J. Jonah Jameson looks at a board of several headlines, each stating Iron Man or Captain America defeated, killed or otherwise. He picks one and says to run it.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, some heroes cannot be found among the debris, including Triathlon, Coldblood and Spider-Man. Mary Jane sheds tears and worries, but May assures her that he's okay, and that he has to be okay. The sniper dozes off watching his television, and Peter enters the apartment. The sniper awakens right away and aims for him. Noticing something wrong as his Spider Sense goes off, Peter moves Mary Jane out of harms way. He finds to his horror that as the bullet missed him, it still hit Aunt May.


  • The indicia gives a cover date of January 2007, even though the comic was released in February of that year; this reflects the delays across the entire publishing line due to the Civil War event.
  • The events of this issue take place before, during, and after the main battle that occurs in Civil War #7.


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