Having been teased for some time now, Marvel Comics (via NY Daily News) have officially announced new details on their upcoming comic event Civil War II, a follow-up to the 2007 event by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven which provided a foundation for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
The official synopsis for the event reads as follows:
“A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.”
As the precognitive character makes themselves known, they make the claim that one hero in the Marvel Universe will be the cause of a major destructive event in three-days time, leading to the divide in the Marvel Universe among the heroes about how to handle it. Even juicier, Marvel will reportedly have the character be murdered in the pages of the event, by none other than a fellow hero. Neither character’s identity has been revealed as of yet.
Brian Michael Bendis will pen the event with this frequent collaborator David Marquez on pencils.
“People’s personal accountability is the theme of this one,” Bendis said. “From the way cops are acting on camera, to the way people talk to each other online.”
Civil War II will begin this June. Will you be picking up the series? Sound of below!
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