Civil War began in 2006 and was created by writer Mark Millar (who also created Kick-Ass) and artist Steve McNiven. The story begins with a group of young, inexperienced heroes named the New Warriors taping their reality show in the quiet town of Stamford, Connecticut. As part of their usual show, the heroes tackle a group of super villains holed up in a suburban household. During said brawl, one of the villains is tossed into a school bus near an Elementary School. The villain in question is Nitro, the human bomb, who lives up to his name and detonates himself, destroying the school, the children therein, and a good portion of the population of the town. The heroes of the Marvel Universe attempt to clean up, both physically and politically, but the U.S. government had enough. It was time for a change and thus the Superhuman Registration Act was born. What the “Registration Act” boiled down to was, if you were a person with superpowers, you had to be an agent for the government or else you were either imprisoned or your powers were taken away. In becoming a government agent, you would be given training by some of the best and brightest in the hero community and be a part of the “Initiative” which was a nationwide program where each state would have its own superhero team. One would also need to reveal their secret identities to the government as well.