EXCLUSIVE: Jean Grey Teases Phoenix Force in New "Civil War II" Image

Following teasers featuring Thor and Black Panther, CBR can exclusively reveal Marvel Comics' third teaser for the upcoming "Civil War II" event. The Phil Noto image depicts teenage Jean Grey, currently a member of "Extraordinary X-Men's" cast, with the now familiar tagline, "Protect the Future. Change the Future."

The image itself is intriguing to Marvel fans for a few reasons. First, it includes hints of a full-blown Phoenix raptor, possibly indicating that teen Jean might undergo a powerful transformation. Second, the X-Men themselves played a minor role in the original "Civil War." Aside from a tie-in mini-series, the team sat out of the main melee. That's not the case this time around, as "Uncanny X-Men" writer Cullen Bunn and "All-New Wolverine" writer Tom Taylor have teased "Civil War II's" impact on their ongoings.

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"Civil War II" #0 arrives in May from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Olivier Coipel; the cover for that issue has been revealed. It's also known that the death of a major superhero will spur the events of "Civil War II." "Civil War II" #1, also written by Bendis and featuring the art from David Marquez, arrives in June.

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