Will The Final Issue Of Civil War II #8 Have The Greatest Tease Of All? (MASSIVE HONKING SPOILERS)


Stop reading this.

No, seriously, go away. Go read one of Jude Terror's relettered comics where he reminds everyone how terrible I am.

Or a Newsarama list. Or a CBR list. Or a Comics Alliance list. Or Comic Book article with 75 images all on different pages. Or something really good and worthy on Paste or Medium. Or go on Twitter, Snap Chat, Grindr. Anything that isn't this article on Bleeding Cool.

Because I've been told something by a rare source who pops up every now and then and tells me something before disappearing again for another six months.

And every time they are right – or right at the time. Sometimes there are changes between when they talk to me and what happens. Sometimes that change is because of what I write. Sometimes it's just because time passes. So while they are 80% in the telling, I believe they are bang on at the moment of telling me.

So. Civil War II #8. That final issue. The solicitation has been updated and it reflects what I have heard.

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. Protect the future or change the future?
It all gets decided here!

We'd worked out that Tony Stark is dead.

We're wrong. But we might be right that it might be a deliberate feint by Bendis.

We'd suggested that She-Hulk may kill him.

We're wrong.

We even thought Ulysses might be dead.

We were wrong. But we might as well be right.

Tony Stark isn't dead, he's just been put into a self-induced coma by his high-tech body trying to repair himself. But most people don't know this, most people just think he's dead.


Which explains the mealy-mouthed language in places.

Ulysses, whose powers have seen to be increasing becomes a cosmic being. I don't know if that could tie in with recent plot twists in today's Ultimates2 but it should.

Captain Marvel gets praised by the public – and the President – but the reader should still have doubts.

And She-Hulk is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which drives the new Hulk series. Expect a rather depressing comic while Totally Awesome Hulk gets to have the fun.

But back to that moment from Civil War II #8.

As Ulysses unleashes a slew of full page and doublepage visions of possible marvel futures to hype possible future events and storylines.

And that is what all those guest artists will be showcasing. Esad Ribic, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Alan Davis, Mark Bagley, Marco Rudy and Daniel Acuna.


It's the equivalent of Bendis' big blackboard but more… cosmic. Could Alan Davis show Guardians Of The Galaxy? Could Mark Bagley show Scarlet Spider? The return of Wolverine? The road of Resurrxion? How about the return of the Fantastic Four?

No idea. But if nothing else it will make the final issue of Civil War II extremely important for anyone who reads Marvel comic for the next few years. Whatever comics you read – you'll want to read Civil War II #8.

And could one of the visions have set the world on the road to… this?


Find out in a week… unless this is all bunkum. But my gut says no.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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