Marvel’s Civil War II comics event is a sequel to one of their most successful storylines of the past few years. But while the last Civil War saw Iron Man butt heads with Captain America in the classic argument over security versus liberty, Civil War II sees the Marvel heroes divided again with it’s Philip K. Dick-flavored plot which attacks the very idea of “innocent until proven guilty” and even questions the notion of free will.
From Marvel’s summary:
A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.
So Iron Man and Captain Marvel will head up the two factions this time out. But who will join each team? Recently released promo images shed some light on that.
Team Iron Man
- The Hulk
- Luke Cage
- Miss America
- Black Widow
- Captain America: Sam Wilson
- Black Panther
Team Captain Marvel
- Winter Soldier
- Blue Marvel
- Steve Rogers: Captain America
- War Machine
Marvel tried to frame the conflict in the first Civil War so that there was no clear “right” answer to a thorny ethical issue — but almost everyone was on Captain America’s side. (That’s why the film version is a Cap movie instead of an Iron man flick.) This time out Cap and Marvel’s other moral compass, Spider-Man, have lined up behind Carol — who is pushing security over liberty. This may be a sign that Marvel is trying to make the ethical decision more difficult and thus harder to choose a side.
But based on the scant information we have, and the roster of heroes above, whose side are you on?
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