War seems to be the recurring theme this year over at Marvel. Captain America and Iron Man are on opposing factions in “Captain America: Civil War”, the mutants are going to war with Apocalypse and his horsemen in “X-Men: Apocalypse”, and now the comic book universe is going to war in “Civil War II.”
As part of the monumental event, writer Cullen Bunn (“Uncanny X-Men”) and artist Andrea Broccardo (“Kanan: The Last Padawan”) will collaborate on a four-part CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN miniseries.
The official synopsis reads: “Terrigen Mists encircle the globe, igniting the Inhuman race while simultaneously crippling mutantkind. As conflict between the two nations simmers below the surface, a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future has emerged.
As heroes of the Marvel Universe battle over whether to use this Inhuman’s ability or not – one mutant will take matters into his own hands. Fearing this untapped power may tip the scales in the Inhumans’ favor – Magneto is willing to wage war with the Inhumans and even his own kind to prevent that from coming to pass!”
Bunn is hoping readers will feel conflicted about which group is “right.” And the story certainly sets up the division between mutants and the Inhumans, but with Magneto going rouge, it’ll be interesting to see who sides with the Master of Magnetism.
The first issue will be available in June.
The writer of this piece is: Laurence Almalvez
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