Marvel's Captain Marvel ongoing series is tie-in into Civil War II, but is recruiting new writers to help make that happen. Series artist Kris Anka will be joined by writers Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage, who take over from original series writers Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas.
“It’s safe to say that Carol’s been evolving from being a soldier to a leader for some time now, and her involvement in Civil War II is a logical progression from that,” said Ruth Fletcher Gage. “She’s going beyond just leading a team of other heroes. She’s taking a stand, actively gathering others around her, and fighting for a cause she believes in—a cause opposed by others who feel equally strongly about it.”
At the center of the Civil War II conflict is an Inhuman named Ulysses with the power to see the future, and how the heroes should use that power. The Gages make the case that Captain Marvel would be wrong not to use knowledge of the future to stop crimes - and criminals - before they act.
“For Carol, it would be a dereliction of duty to have this incredible resource [the Inhuman Ulysses] and not use it to save lives,” said Ruth. “How could you avoid the chance to prevent a bombing, or to save hundreds from an earthquake?”
“She can’t,” Christos adds. “It’s her job as a soldier and an Avenger to intervene in these things. And anyone trying to stop her is threatening the very lives she’s trying to save.”
Marvel hasn't disclosed if original writers Butters and Fazekas will be returning to Captain Marvel after these tie-in issues, but the Gages are big fans of what they and Anka have done in the first arc.
“We are big fans of what Kris has been doing with Tara and Michelle, so we can’t wait,” said Christos. “Kris has shown a strong ability to combine big spectacle with intimate character beats, and that’ll be incredibly important for the Civil War II storyline.”
The tie-in arc begins with July's Captain Marvel #6. Civil War II kicks off May 7 with a Free Comic Book Day: Civil War II.