There have been rumblings that Marvel’s second Civil War would be coming soon. Well, it looks like it has been made official. Marvel has revealed that Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez will be taking the helm for the follow-up to Civil War, Civil War II: Live Free or Die Civil.
“The fun thing about CIVIL WAR [was] that the issues involved not only divided the heroes, they also divided the fans, to say nothing of the creative people,” said Tom Brevoort, who edited both series. “The attempt was to craft the conflict so that each side held a valid and defensible position, so that a reader could fundamentally agree with either one side or the other, with neither being painted as absolutely right or absolutely wrong. While the issues involved are different, we’ll be taking the same approach to CIVIL WAR II.”
It sounds like no one will be safe this time around, though we all know how long characters tend to stay “dead” in any comic series published by the Big Two.
“The original CIVIL WAR is one of the most important Marvel comics ever, and we are all very excited to have come up with what we hope is a story worthy of the title,” said Bendis. “If you are scared of earth shattering Marvel events where no one is safe…be afraid, be very afraid.”
Civil War II will, conveniently, debut right around the time Captain America: Civil War is released in theaters.
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