CIVIL WAR II -- And ALL-NEW WASP -- Kicking Off In MARVEL's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Title

'Civil War II' FCBD art
'Civil War II' FCBD art
Credit: Marvel Comics
'Civil War II' FCBD art
'Civil War II' FCBD art
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has announced that one of its two 2016 Free Comic Book Day titles will be FCBD Civil War II #1. With the annual event on May 7, this special one-shot will come out just weeks before the debut of the Civil War II series itself by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez. This FCBD one-shot will be by Bendis and Jim Cheung, promising a "snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two!"

In addition, FCBD Civil War II #1 will have a back-up story by All-New All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and artist Alan Davis introducing an All-New Wasp. Marvel has confirmed to Newsarama that the recent "Best Beware My Sting" teaser was a portent for this debut.

Credit: Marvel Comics

“Free Comic Book Day this year is the perfect chance to dive headlong into the Marvel Universe,” said David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Not only will you get a lead in to the escalating conflict of Civil War II, but you’ll also be introduced to a big new character with the All-New Wasp. Oh, and did we mention this is just one of our Free Comic Book Day offerings? Make sure you support your local retailers and head to a comic shop that weekend to get your hands on these!”

Marvel has yet to reveal the contents or title of its other solicited Free Comic Book Day issue.

Free Comic Book Day takes place May 7.

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