The original Marvel Comics' 'Zemo' was one of the top scientists in the Third Reich, creating weapons of mass destruction...
... including a large-scale death ray cannon, a disintegration pistol and androids of considerable strength and invulnerability, resulting in Zemo becoming one of the most reviled figures throughout Europe.
In an attempt to regain a level of anonymity, Zemo began wearing a reddish-pink hood over his face as he continued to build weapons.
His scientific breakthroughs also included 'Adhesive X', which after a confrontation with Captain America, bonded to his face, quickly seeping inside and permanently attaching the hood to his flesh, preventing Zemo from ever removing his hood.
His sons and direct descendants also picked up the name of 'Zemo' as they continued the original villain's penchant for destruction.
With the working production title Sputnik", "Captain America: Civil War" is based on the 2006–2007 Marvel Comics' crossover, built around a seven-issue limited series written by Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass") and illustrated by Steve McNiven, also running through other titles published by Marvel at the time.
Those opposed to the act, led by 'Captain America', find themselves in conflict with those in support of the act, led by a delusional 'Iron Man'.
The events of the comic book series touch upon themes of common sense, liberty, moral responsibility and civil order, with good-intentioned superheroes finding themselves on different sides.
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