The main Civil War storyline is over now, but the ramifications are felt all over the Marvel Universe. In many cases, the actions taken by certain characters during the event and afterward have changed many fans’ opinions about the characters.
Over at the Fortress of Fortitude, the Keeper is unhappy with the current portrayal of Ms. Marvel: [Link contains spoilers for Civil War: The Initiative #1]
For a heroine who aspires to be the “best of the best,” Carol has made a lot of mis-steps lately. She’s turned her back on Captain America, alienated the X-Men and generally appeared more concerned with personal glory than making a positive difference.(Her record with spider-women is especially abysmal, when you factor in Julia Carpenter and poor Arana. Somebody keep Ms. Marvel away from May Parker!)
At her blog, Comic Love, Brainfreeze has a more favorable opinion about Carol’s portrayal post-Civil War: [Link contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel #12]
Well, actually, I’m still enjoying Carol’s search. Carol has, for a long time, been portayed as someone with feet of clay, and that’s all right. (I am glad they haven’t been touching on her alcoholism–that’s a well-beaten horse and her current issues are far more interesting in any case.) Civil War may have sidelined her story somewhat, but it’s still there–her attempts to become a better hero, a noble goal that, it’s become apparent, she isn’t guaranteed to be up to in the long run.