8:49pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: Marvel's Comic Book Heroes Are About to Make a Huge Mistake
Following Marvel's comic book event Civil War II, leaders of the two factions of superheroes will find themselves turning to the one man they trust for advice. The only problem is, that man is an agent of Hydra.
At Saturday's Cup O'Joe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Entertainment announced a new epilogue to the Civil War II comic book, Civil War II: The Oath written by Captain America: Steve Rogers' Nick Spencer with art by Rod Reis. The issue will see both Captain Marvel and Iron Man ask Steve Rogers for guidance, unaware that he's working undercover to undermine everything both of them believe in.
"They're turning to the exact wrong person in their darkest hour, and that's going to have major consequences," Spencer told the audience.
The one-off comic book was one of two new projects announced at the panel, hosted by Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Joe Quesada, that centers on the growing disharmony in the company's superhero community.
The title of the second is far more blunt in its antagonism: Inhumans vs. X-Men will launch this winter, written by Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire with art by Leinil Yu, and will build out of current storylines in both the X-Men and Inhumans comic book titles as the two groups fight against each other for survival, with Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso telling the crowd that "maybe only one can win."
Well, Marvel did tease that its comic book future would be "divided" ...