Seven additional artists are joining with Civil War II series artist David Marquez to complete the delayed final issue. Announced as part of Marvel's weekly retailers-only newsletter, Civil War II #8 will now have 32 pages by Marquez with eight additional pages - described as a "special top secret interior sequence" - by Esad Ribic, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Alan Davis, Mark Bagley, Marco Rudy, and Daniel Acuna.
This isn't the the first time Marvel has enlisted guest artists to finish Civil War II issues; Sean Izaakse did several unnannounced pages for September's Civil War II #5, and Andrea Sorrentino did the same for November's Civil War II #7.
The release date for Civil War II #8 remains set at December 28, an eight-week delay from the originally solicited November 2 release date.
No reason was given for these artistic changes by Marvel, however when the event series initially began experiencing delays Brian Michael Bendis attributed it to the birth of a child by the Marquez family.