Marvel Comics has officially announced that Civil War II will kickoff with a special issue on Free Comic Book Day. FCBD Civil War II #1, from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Jim Cheung, will offer fans their first taste of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two.
The issue will also feature a backup story from All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and artist Alan Davis that introduces the All-New Wasp, teased earlier this week.
"Free Comic Book Day this year is the perfect chance to dive headlong into the Marvel Universe," says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel in a press release. "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!"
Free Comic Book Day take May 7, just one day after Marvel brings Civil War to the big screen in Captain America: Civil War.
FCBD CIVIL WAR II (JAN160009)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK WAID
Art by JIM CHEUNG & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Coming Free Comic Book Day!