With Captain America: Civil War on the theatrical horizon, Marvel Comics is in the midst of an all-out push to capitalize on the increased search traffic and brand interest by publishing a sequel to the critically acclaimed original event which served as the basis for the film.
In a series of teaser images, Marvel has slowly fleshed out the two sides of the conflict. Today the cover of the first issue of Civil War II was released, with the two sides of the conflict clearly depicted.
The teams feature some interesting combinations behind the titular leaders of the two sides.
The teams are relatively well-balanced, and the split of certain long-time allies is sure to be interesting.
Which side are you on for Civil War II? Team Carol or Team Tony? Let us know in the comments!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Battle Lines Are Drawn in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1!
New York, NY—March 22nd, 2016 —If you knew something bad was about to happen, would you stop it? How far would you go to prevent an uncertain future? The line in the sand has been drawn, and everyone must choose – do you stand with Iron Man, or with Captain Marvel? That question will be answered this June as heroes and villains across the Marvel Universe make their decision in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1 – debuting this June!
Featuring fan-favorite characters and top-tier creators, each issue of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES contains three all-new stories detailing the conflict taking place throughout the Marvel Universe. First, comic superstar Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Deadpool) pulls double duty as he writes and illustrates a Nick Fury story running through all 6 issues of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES. Which side of the issue will Marvel’s premier super-spy fall on? Plus, Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter) and Goran Sudzuka (Wonder Woman) bring you a tale of Night Thrasher and Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Leonardo Romero present the return of Damage Control!
“We all grew up having those ‘Who’d win in a fight?’ arguments right?” asks Chad Bowers, speaking with Marvel.com. “I think what [this story does] is takes that same idea and ages it up a bit. It grounds the conflict in something ethical, and relatable. It reminds us that even though these guys are on the same teams, and they dress the same, they’re still individuals. It’s really Marvel storytelling at its best, because of how human it feels. ”
But that’s not all! Future issues of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES will feature Jessica Jones, Power Pack, the Punisher, War Machine and more! Those are just a taste of the characters whose lives are about to change. Will the fight to protect the future? Or battle to change tomorrow? Find out this June as Nick Fury, Damage Control and Night Thrasher choose their sides in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1!
For more on Civil War II: Choosing Sides, visit Marvel.com for an interview with Shalvey, Sims, Bowers and Romero!
CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1 (of 6)
Written by DECLAN SHALVEY, BRANDON EASTON, CHAD BOWERS & CHRIS SIMS
Art by DECLAN SHALVEY, GORAN SUDZUKA, LEONARDO ROMERO
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale in June!