"Civil War II" #0 Cover Revealed, Alonso Talks Upcoming Marvel Event

The cover for Marvel's "Civil War II" #0, illustrated by artist Olivier Coipel, has been revealed. Along with Captain Marvel and Iron Man -- the two characters as the heads of the opposing "Civil War II" forces -- the cover also features She-Hulk and War Machine.

"There's a reason that Carol is a part of the opposition forces," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told The Washington Post. "It not only speaks to her character, but her new role in the Marvel Universe. She's the leader of Alpha Flight, which is Earth's first line of defense from all incursions. As of today, she is a very powerful authoritative figure in the Marvel Universe."

In the article, Alonso also noted that while "Civil War II" starts the same month the "Captain America: Civil War" feature film debuts from Marvel Studios, Marvel publishing doesn't feel "pressure" to match the films.

"The way we look at it, we're telling a movie that may come out in 10, 15 or 20 years. We're telling the best stories we can," Alonso said. "We've got an unlimited special-effects budget. We have tons of latitude creatively to bend, break and have fun and get people talking at the comic book stores and beyond. We don't feel that pressure [to match the movies]. We're just having fun telling great stories."

"Civil War II" #0, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Coipel, is scheduled for release in May. The main "Civil War II" series is expected to start in June, from Bendis and artist David Marquez.

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