Greetings, followers. Some people actually liked my segment "How We Got to This: Lady Thor". So I figured i'd give you a quick rundown faster than Collder can.
Me: Some inexperienced superhero children were trying to film a reality show, because really, this is how all cataclysmic events start
Me: When one guy they were fighting blew up, taking most of a neighborhood, a school, and some of said superhero children.
Me: The Government's like, "Okay, we've had enough, you guys need to register now."
Me: And half the people are like "Omg, YES, now we can train you, and protect you, and She-Hulk can be your lawyer!"
Me: And half the people are like "NOOOO, SECRET IDENTITIES"
Me: Iron Man heads up the plan, and really, this is where you should stop reading the main story line and just read the tie-ins because Mark Millar only ever writes characters as complete and utter jerks
Me: So in the tie-in, Tony is tortured, wondering if he's doing the right thing. He sinks into a depression, and people are telling him he's the only one who can end this fight, because he's the only one who knows what it's like to be a regular person AND a super
Me: MEANWHILE in the actual story, he's hiring Punisher to go after the underground heroes, led mainly by Captain America and Luke Cage. Oh and he also clones Thor.
Me: Back in the tie-ins, Pepper asks him to make some really terrible ethical choices about taking Happy off life-support, after Happy was beaten up until he was essentially brain-dead by some anti-reg goons
Me: MEANWHILE AGAIN, Spider-Man (who had previously revealed his identity to the world under duress from Iron Man) gets the shit kicked out of him by all his villains, is rescued by Team Captain America, and defects
Me: MEANWHILE THIS IS ALL A BIG SETUP FOR DARK AVENGERS, WHICH IS ARGUABLY THE MUCH BETTER STORY WRITTEN BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (I LOVE YOU BMB!! <3); SO NORMAN OSBOURNE IS TWIDDLING HIS THUMBS, WAITING TO TAKE TONY'S POSITION AS HEAD OF SHIELD
Me: Back to this, There's a final show down, and Cap essentially turns himself in, and then there are some tears, and everyone hates each other
Me: Except the mutants, who are chillin' in Xavier's school like "Holy hell, that was stupid. When's AvX come out so I can kick some of these stupid idiot's asses?"
Me: And then Norman Osbourne takes over, tries to kill Iron Man, tries to kill Spider Man, fires Captain Marvel (who's still Miss Marvel at this point), fires Maria Hill, and hires all his pyscho badguys to be the new Avengers and that's the real problem, ain't it? Again, go read Dark Avengers, it's very underrated.