After series writer Brian Michael Bendis broke the news earlier this week, Marvel Comics has now come out given details about the new issue added to its summer event series Civil War II. Billed as "The Final Vision" in reference to Ulysses, Civil War II #8 is described as a "different, hopefully better, way" to end the series.
“First of all, the response from fans over Civil War II has been so heartwarming,” said Bendis. “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.”
The teaser graphic sent with the announcement features one of the panels from Civil War II #1 where the Avengers face down with a Celestial. Take a look:
Marvel's Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel describes this expansion as "added freedom" for Bendis and series artist David Marquez to tell their story.
“As the events of Civil War II continued to unfold across the Marvel Universe we saw that the stakes kept rising,” says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “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.”
The publisher did not address the delays that have creeped into Civil War II, and did not specify when Civil War II #8 should be expected to be released.