Marvel Comics has officially revealed its plans for an additional, eighth issue of "Civil War II," after writer Brian Michael Bendis broke the new yesterday on his Tumblr page.
Written by Bendis and drawn by David Marquez, "Civil War II" #8 promises the epic conclusion to the best-selling Marvel Comics event. The issue was added to give the creators space to tell a "better ending" that they began to envision as the series progressed.
"First of all, the response from fans over 'Civil War II' has been so heartwarming," Bendis said in an official press release. "Secondly, over the summer I thought of a different, hopefully better, way to tell our ending. It's not a different ending but a different way to tell it and I am so happy that Marvel gave us this chance to do our thing. Some fans already know that a lot is going to change in the Marvel Universe post-'Civil War II' but we've kept some secrets secret and issue #8 is chock full of them."
"As the events of 'Civil War II' continued to unfold across the Marvel Universe we saw that the stakes kept rising," Marvel SCP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said. "By providing retailers and fans an additional issue, Bendis and Marquez are given the added freedom to present a story that is going to bring the war to a cataclysmic ending with seismic changes to the Marvel Universe."
Marvel's announcement teases, "Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe wield the power of 'predictive justice' to change the future or battle to protect tomorrow? The additional issue of 'Civil War II' will bring the explosive event to its powerful conclusion, but with an Inhuman at the center of the conflict with the ability to see what's to come, has the future already been foretold or can it be changed?"
"Civil War II" #8 releases this fall.